Skip to comments.Police Chief Defends Use Of Taser On Elderly Woman Cutting Flowers
Posted on 08/16/2018 4:58:27 PM PDT by Mariner
A Georgia police chief is defending the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother after she was seen walking around with a knife near her home, which her family says was for cutting dandelions for a salad.
Martha Al-Bishara, 87, whose family says she doesnt speak English, was gathering the flowers Friday on property belonging to a Boys and Girls Club organization in Chatsworth when a staff member called 911 on her for trespassing, the Dalton Daily Citizen-News reported, citing the police report.
Shes old so she cant get around too well, but looks like shes walking around looking for something, like vegetation to cut down or something. Theres a bag too, the caller told police in the 911 recording. The caller, who described the woman as wearing a Muslim hat-looking thing, said there were no children outside and that the woman said she didnt speak English.
The woman's family has said that she was cutting dandelions for a salad when police used a Taser on her.
Three Chatsworth police officers reportedly responded to the scene about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta and ordered Al-Bishara to drop her knife. When she didnt follow their command, they used a Taser on her.
Police Chief Josh Etheridge, speaking to the Daily Citizen-News, defended his officers actions, saying the woman should have complied even if she didnt understand English.
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If she could not understand them, how the hell would she know what they were telling her? Maybe thought they wanted some dandelions as well?
Actually, lucky for her she was not shot on the spot.
Buy a bag of salad at Kroger next time.
Wow. So most people know what a Taser looks like? I don't. Most people know that an unholstered firearm means "Stop"? First I've heard of it. Most people who do not understand English understand English?
It’s like they thought a 87yr old woman would understand they thought she was a threat to them.
The woman was 87 and there were only three police officers. Of course they were scared.
And they wanted to go home to their families.
“Buy a bag of salad at Kroger next time”.
You must think she deserved to be tasered.
The caller, who described the woman as wearing a Muslim hat-looking thing,
That Muslim hat-looking thing” on her head is a babushka. My Grandma use to wear one to keep the sun off her head.
Youre an ass
Obviously they do, and so does poster Governor Dinwiddie above who I am sure would be squealing like a stuck pig if it were his family member who was assaulted by police
By Your words shall you be known
Maybe they should be tased so they can find out how fun it is, especially at that age. Lucky for the cops she did not have a heart attack. Then I am pretty sure they would chime in and say she got what she deserved
I’ve traveled to probably 20 countries. the word NO is universal. She knew they wanted her to stop. No sympathy
Bet her family thinks they’ve hit the lawsuit jackpot. For the right jackpot, I’d be willing to be tapered.
Chicken $hit cops!!!
Buy a bag of salad at Kroger next time.....YA nut. It’s from Mexico. No bags of salad ever! Never.
Martha Al-Bishara, no speak English?
I hope she and her family sue them personally, then subsequently own everything they have.
Why is he an ass? Questioning the influx of geriatric immigrants from third world countries who have never contributed Dime One into our system, when you know they are getting every conceivable entitlement benefit under the sun is not out of bounds.
Hint: If a cop is pointing anything at you drop the knife.
By the way, a Taser pretty much looks like a gun.
Just for you: An unholstered firearm is really code for “rush towards me and show me that knife”.
Not an unknown name in Muslim terror.
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan
Charles Bishara Bishop - terrorist who flew a plane into a high rise office tower. (NOTE: Current media accounts have washed the Islamic name out of the story; the Fake News Press now call him "Charles J. Bishop" to hide the family history.
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