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  • Police Chief Defends Use Of Taser On Elderly Woman Cutting Flowers

    08/16/2018 4:58:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 157 replies
    Huffpost via Yahoo ^ | August 16th, 2018 | Nina Golgowski
    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 doesn’t 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. “She’s old so she can’t get around too well, but looks like she’s walking around looking...
  • Cincinnati cops use Taser on 11-year-old girl caught stealing from Kroger supermarket

    08/08/2018 7:49:16 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 252 replies
    AOL/Daily News ^ | 8/8/2018 | David Boroff
    Cincinnati police officers used a Taser on an 11-year-old girl accused of stealing from a supermarket.
  • Taser used 3 times on naked man roaming Red Lion, cursing LeBron James, police say

    07/06/2018 3:04:15 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 13 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | July 6, 2018 | Mike Argento
    (snip) When [officer] Penrose arrived, the complaint states, he saw a large, red-headed man "completely naked and yelling obscenities." "More specifically, (he was) cursing out LeBron James and making statements about having twins," Penrose wrote in the complaint. Todd and Dedra Dandylion were working in their flower shop, in the 300 block of West High Street, when Dedra looked out the window and saw the man. "Hey, there's a naked guy out back," she told Todd. Todd responded, "Yeah, whatever." They watched as the naked man wandered around, dancing and singing. They said some people were chasing after him, throwing...
  • Police: Tallahassee man linked to third crime in statewide spree

    07/06/2018 1:28:47 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 2 replies
    WCTV ^ | 7/6/18 | WCTV Eyewitness News
    MIAMI, Fla. (WCTV) – The man accused of a burglary in Tallahassee, and a rape and kidnapping in Casselberry, is also suspected in a violent home invasion in South Miami. Investigators believe 32-year-old Benjamin Hovan broke into a retired woman’s home in South Miami on the 4th of July, pistol-whipped her and robbed her. He stole a 2006 silver Mercedes Benz from the victim, as well as an expensive bracelet and ring, police say. South Miami investigators say surveillance cameras in the area captured Hovan. Hovan was arrested Thursday in Titusville, for burglarizing an apartment in Casselberry, holding two women...
  • Mom deployed Taser on son to wake him up for church, court docs say

    04/03/2018 3:49:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/03/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Link only.
  • Police in Georgia attacked by a minister, his family and members of the congregation

    03/30/2018 3:43:42 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    MilneNews.com ^ | 3/29/18 | Milne News Staff
    Police in Georgia arrested a Lilburn minister as well as his wife and two sons taking them into custody after a brawl broke out in front of their church, the group disarmed one officer and pushed another against a wall. [snip] Shortly after arriving and finding the missing teen in the back of a vehicle with the son of Minister Wilmer Cruz, The Lilburn PD were surrounded by the local minister, his wife, and their two sons and the group moved in on the officers. Realizing they were greatly outnumbered, one of the officers drew his Taser, only to have...
  • State of New Jersey Caves on Stun Guns: No More Ban

    10/27/2017 7:22:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October,2017 | Dean Weingarten
    New Jersey is close to dismantling its total ban on stun guns for people who are not government agents. The ban was put in place in 1985.  Stun guns or Tasers, are commonly available to New Jersey Police officers. 138 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey have the devices. From nj1015.comA total of 138 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey currently have stun guns, or Tasers, on hand, an office spokesman said Wednesday. The ban was challenged with the Supreme Court unanimous decision in the Caetano case in Massachusetts. On 21 March of 2016, the Supreme Court issued a remarkable...
  • Naked man arrested after video shows him slapping Houston cop before being Tasered [Video]

    07/05/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Daily News ^ | 7/4/17 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A naked man caught on video spraying a Houston police officer with pesticide and then slapping him in the face before being Tasered has been arrested. Keith Dean, 49, had earlier been spotted wandering the streets stark naked. A Good Samaritan offered him a towel to cover himself but the suspect instead demanded the man's watch before fleeing into the Metro Fannin South Transit Center as police responded to the scene, ABC13 reported. Video taken by witness Ben Marquina of the June 6 incident shows the train doors opening and Dean spraying pesticide at the officers before slapping one of...
  • More Fruit of Caetano: Tacoma under Pressure to remove Weapon Bans

    06/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Tacoma Washington is likely to do away with its ban on electric weapons. The Supreme Court decision in Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf) is the reason why.  From Caetano: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). Caetano was directly about electronic weapons.  Lawsuits against...
  • 'Sorry I tased you': Cop bakes cake for woman accusing him of police brutality

    09/30/2016 7:41:04 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9/29/2016 | Simon Holmes
    Stephanie Byron was tasered in June 2015 by Florida cop Michael Wohlers who then baked a cake with icing on top that read 'Sorry I Tased You'. Byron is seeking damages, costs, expenses and reasonable attorney fees. The cop resigned from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office after incident. Court documents say he discharged his taser during 'horseplay'.
  • Police Detective Puts the Tulsa Incident In Perspective

    09/24/2016 8:30:38 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chelsea Whitaker
    This case is not as blatant as many you believe it to be. I am not perfect and I definitely don’t know everything. I have discussed this with several black officers and the following is my opinion based on the information available at this time. My opinion could change if new information is released. The family of Mr. Crutcher kept stating that Mr. Crutcher had car trouble. When the family speaks of him, it came off as if his car broke down, he flagged down an officer, asked for help and got shot. That is not what happened. When a...
  • Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police

    09/19/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 108 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 September 2016 | Liam Stack
    The Police Department in Tulsa, Okla., released video on Monday of an encounter during which, the authorities said, a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man who could be seen raising his hands above his head. The department opened a criminal investigation into the shooting and said the Tulsa County district attorney, Steve Kunzweiler, would review its findings. The federal Justice Department opened a separate civil rights investigation. During the encounter, which took place around 7:40 p.m. Friday, Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot once and killed by Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer since 2011, after the police...
  • 9-year-old with Taser picked up by NOPD; other boy with gun at large

    04/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 9-year-old boy armed with a Taser was picked up by authorities Monday afternoon (March 28) after he and another young boy – seen pulling a handgun from his waistband – were spotted trying to break into cars near the Riverwalk outlet mall, New Orleans police said. Dawne Massey, NOPD spokeswoman, said the 9-year-old was apprehended by police near the Riverwalk and World Trade Center, but was released to his mother's custody because he is younger than 10 – the state's minimum age of culpability.-snip- Five months earlier, two brothers – ages 11 and 6 – were arrested after police...
  • Weaponized Drones For Law Enforcement Now Legal In North Dakota

    09/01/2015 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Gregory Ferenstein
     Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author, Representative Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance.But, then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or rubber bullets by amending the original prohibition against lethal and non-lethal force to just limiting lethal weapons. Becker worries that this new franken-bill will have dramatic unintended consequences.“I think it’s important to maintain the humanity in making decisions to deploy weapons against another individual,” he...
  • Two former Ga. police officers charged with murder for stun gun death of handcuffed man

    08/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Wesley Lowery
    Two former police officers from East Point, Ga. have been indicted on charges of murder in the April 2014 death of Gregory Towns, a 24-year-old unarmed black man who died after a stun gun was used on him while he was in handcuffs. Former Cpl. Howard Weems and Sgt. Marcus Eberhart were indicted on charges of felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and several charges of violation of an oath by a public officer. ~snip~ The two officers approached Towns as he left his mother’s apartment complex after allegedly having been involved in a domestic dispute. Towns ran, but was...
  • OFFICER USES TASER ON ANGRY MOTORIST IN FLORIDA

    08/12/2015 7:36:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Abc13 ^ | 8-12-15 | Unattributed
    The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has released video of a confrontation between a motorist and a police officer who stopped to help him in north Florida. Sheriff Gordon Smith said Lawtey police officer Jay Raulerson was dispatched after passing cars called to report a man in a silver Toyota stopped in the median of Highway 301 who was out of the SUV and trying to wave down vehicles. After Raulerson pulled up behind the Toyota, the video shows the man jump out and begin yelling at the officer as he approaches the driver side of the police car.
  • Tulsa ME: Eric Harris Had Meth In Blood When Shot By Deputy

    05/12/2015 2:22:35 PM PDT · by gwjack · 18 replies
    Newson6.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Newson6.com
    The medical examiner has released the autopsy for a man shot and killed by a Tulsa County reserve deputy. Eric Courtney Harris' death is ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, the report states. Harris, 44, died April 2, 2015, after Reserve Deputy Bob Bates said he accidentally fired his gun instead of his Taser during an arrest. The report states Harris was shot in the right axilla or armpit. The bullet passed through his right rib cage to his left, fracturing ribs on both sides. Both lungs collapsed, the medical examiner's report states.
  • WATCH: Police release graphic video of Tulsa man as he was killed by cop who thought...

    04/11/2015 8:39:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 193 replies
    An Oklahoma man's last few moments alive after he was accidentally shot last week by a deputy who meant to stun him with a Taser is seen in disturbing video released by police Friday. "He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I'm losing my breath," Eric Harris says as he struggles on the ground with police on top of him. "F--- your breath," an officer can be heard saying. "Shut the f--- up!" Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, shouted "Taser! Taser!" before pulling the trigger on his gun, firing one round into Harris. "I shot him!" the...
  • Ferguson Protesters storm McDonalds, get mad when cops show up

    03/25/2015 2:08:51 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 72 replies
    utube ^ | 3-22-15 | utube
    These people are just idiots!!!!
  • Video appears to show elderly man tasered by police

    02/25/2015 7:18:05 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By KRISTEN DESILVA
    A video posted to YouTube this week shows what appeared to be an elderly man being tasered by police with his hands up. The video, reportedly taken near Key West, Fla., shows two officers and an unidentified man during a traffic stop. The apparently older man slowly leaves his car with his hands raised and is tasered by one of the officers. Little is known about the incident in the video, which was originally taken down. An edited version of the video was uploaded Monday by a blog run by Info Wars.