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uk police taser blind man

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by lost boy, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. lost boy

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  2. Rabid Rabbit

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    Years ago in PG county, MD a cop beat up a blind guy because he thought the collapseable white cane was a pair of numchucks.
     

  3. .264 magnum

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    1. The officer went home safe.

    2. Any officer mistaking that walking stick for a "Samurai Sword" needs to be sacked.

    3. It was cool of the other office to apologize. The would almost never happen anywhere in The US.

    4. I'm glad they didn't kill the guy.

    ETA - I heard today the PD issued a public apology of sorts.
     
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  4. Bren

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    Seems like a big "so what" - it's a Taser. People get tasered as part of their job or for a joke. Not that big a deal. In America, a blind man with a stick would be tasered and that would be by-the-letter correct under ordinary police policies and the law. A sighted man with a stick might be shot and, with a sword, would be shot. So? What "extraordinary blunder"? The UK sucks.

    Also, keep in mind, that "blind" does not necessarily mean "can't see." Here in KY we have issued several CCDW permits to blind people. All of them can see well enough to shoot a target, but are "blind" according to the legal definition. Look at the pic of the blind guy - he isn't just seeing black.
     
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  5. Mayhem like Me

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    Please all of you that have all the answers , Bless us with your leadership...
    Join up make it through the academy, probation and all the barbs and hatred thrown at you by people(like you)..

    Then you can get promoted and train all the untrainables that the ADA and court decisions made you hire.. after 25 years in the trench actually dealing with this get back to me with an opinion. Such an opinion would be based on something more than unicorns and fairy dust...
     
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    Are you really claiming it's OK by the regs to tase an innocent person? Tell me where so I can stay away.
     
  7. .264 magnum

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    So by that bloat am I to take it that you are OK with tasing innocent people? Have your years of experience taught you that?

    The blind guy had a cane/feeler stick not a katana!
     
  8. Ohio Cop

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    I'm going to retire from LE and get a CCW permit.


    If I do that I'll become the know it all that the rest of you are...


    Can I shoot a drunk guy charging me at Walmart? Or blade and draw my keltec on someone over a parking space?


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  9. .264 magnum

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    So you think the guy was guilty of something?
     
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    "An officer mistook stroke victim Colin Farmer’s white stick for a samurai sword"

    And that is what we get when people take away weapons and people can't be accustomed to that. Only a complete and total moron would mistake that thin, short, white cane for a samurai sword. :faint:
     
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    Is this one of those things where if you were never a cop, you'd never understand?
    :upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::upeyes:
     
  12. Drain You

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    That's the funniest **** I've read on GT in a long time.

    Zero provocation before hand is the cherry on top.
     
  13. .264 magnum

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    Let's recap:

    61yo
    Two time stroke victim
    Blind
    Very little control over much of his body
    Walking slowly
    Using a walking stick
     
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    Precisely
     
  15. hpracing007

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    Reminds me of the recent incident in houston
    amputee (1 arm, 1 leg)
    wheelchair
    mentally ill
    a pen

    shot to death by police.
     
  16. .264 magnum

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    Wasn't like last week?
     
  17. TK-421

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    I think it's entirely possible I would've considering tipping the wheel chair over. :rofl:

    But there were a few extenuating circumstances, and I'm not a cop, so I don't know what all happened, or what was going through his mind, and I'm not faulting the cop for what he did. He did his job and protected his partner.
     
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    Once again a cop makes a very wrong decision and everyone is fine with it. That cop should be fired, sued and charged. He's is a true POS IMO:steamed:
     
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    How about you keep your comments limited to the specifics of this particular case Bren?

    :cool:
     
  20. Gallium

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    The cop was a by-the-book police officer, until he wasn't, when he mistook a blind 50-odd year old man with a white walking cane for a 20-odd year old man with a samurai sword.