Originally Posted by ChuteTheMall
He meant to use a stun gun on the handcuffed & face-down victim, but drew his pistol instead.
If he wasn't carrying a stun gun, he wouldn't have killed anyone.
That was the euphamistic rationalization given for the attrocity. Even if in fact true, there was absolutely no reason to taser a cuffed subdued man laying on his stomach.
Going with Mehserle's rationalization, he was intending to torture Oscar Grant with his taser. Still not exactly honorable intentions to say the least.
There will always be disagreement over the taser but in my opinion, when abused or used on improper persons, the taser IS a lethal weapon.
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Last edited by Black Smoke Trail; 06-13-2011 at 12:02..