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Cops Taser Old Man For Sitting In Wrong Seat At Baseball Game

Use of device as torture tool in practice of pain compliance highlighted once again

http://www.prisonplanet.com/cops-taser-old-man-for-sitting-in-wrong-seat-at-baseball-game.html

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, August 7, 2009

Yet another video has emerged of cops tasering someone for sitting in the wrong seat at a sports event. The victim this time was an old man attending an Oakland Athletics baseball game in Oakland California.

The man tased by cops was 62-year-old Thomas Bruso, who apparently was sitting in the wrong seat and was drinking alcohol. Police claimed that the man was not "complying" with attempts to arrest him so the crowd was cleared and he was tasered from behind.

Another man is seen being pushed down the stairs as the situation escalates.

"While the man is clearly uncooperative and perhaps belligerent, it is unclear why a shot of 50,000 volts was needed," comments Constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley.

As the incident unfolded an observer in the crowd commented, "C'mon, take it easy on him….I can't believe you guys tased him."

"This individual is not a small person," said Ofc. Jeff Thomason. "He is 6-foot-1, 280 pounds, so getting in a fight with an individual like this is not in the officer's best interest."

However, as the video shows, the cops attempted to arrest the man for barely a minute before resorting to using the taser. The man was resisting arrest but he was not in a "fight" with the cops as Thomason implies.

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This is not the first time that police have deployed a taser on someone for sitting in the wrong seat at a sports event.

In a far more disturbing case last year, Wisconsin police were caught on camera tasering a 54-year-old woman at a football game in Madison.

Margaret Hiebing, a veteran Badger season ticket holder, was ejected from the Camp Randall stadium during the Oct. 11 game against Penn State after she was found sitting in the wrong seat, reported WKOW 27 News.

Hiebing had taken a different seat because someone else had occupied her usual place at the packed game.

When police approached Mrs Hiebing she explained the situation and refused to leave. Onlookers began to berate the cops after one of them reportedly threatened Hiebing with pepper spray.

One witness filmed the altercation on a cell phone, evidence which would later dispel initial police claims that Hiebing was causing an obstruction by sitting in the aisle. Police then forced Hiebing face down on the ground and tased her on the back of the leg, confining her to a wheelchair because she was unable to walk out of the stadium.

Both these cases, and hundreds more that have occurred down the years, illustrate that the taser, far from being a cop's last line of defense against a dangerous individual, is being used as a torture device for the purposes of pain compliance - merely forcing the victim to submit to the officer's demands whether they pose a physical threat to the cop or not.

Watch both clips below, the first one being from the Orlando incident.


 

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When they catch LOE's using this type of force with tasers, they need to take that person in a room and taser them four, five and even six times.

THERE! how do you like it now ! Maybe the next time they would think different about acting so irresponsibly. !
 

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Well first off the fool refused to do as the LEO asked then resisted arrest. What do you want them to do Ask him pretty please with sugar on top? I don't care what age you are DON'T RESIST!!! THAT is what lawyers are for!!!
 

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Doesn't matter shooter this isn't Germany its the United States if the cops can't take it then they need a different job. Tazers are a less then lethal weapon doesn't mean they can't kill you, police use tazers more now then they use ink pens..
 

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Well first off the fool refused to do as the LEO asked then resisted arrest. What do you want them to do Ask him pretty please with sugar on top? I don't care what age you are DON'T RESIST!!! THAT is what lawyers are for!!!
ShooterZ you are so far off base on this one, you're not even in the ballpark !!!!!
 

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After watching those videos again, it makes me want to puke........ D*MN, I just can't figure why people have such low thoughts for cops now days. Granted, it is only a few bad apples,,,,, but did anyone notice, none of their partners had the balls to step up and say, Wait a minute Joe.... let's not zap the guy........ Piece of shat cop should be hung out to dry and kicked off the force....... Think I made my point.

Oh Shooter...... better sell your guns... no sense trying to defend yourself..... THAT'S WHAT COPS ARE FOR !!!!!!!!!
 

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If you have yet to see the video of the cops that taser a old man an a pregnant woman at a baptism party, I would recommend to check it out. It really saddens me that our country is degenerating into a police state.

 

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Well first off the fool refused to do as the LEO asked then resisted arrest. What do you want them to do Ask him pretty please with sugar on top? I don't care what age you are DON'T RESIST!!! THAT is what lawyers are for!!!
i thought the whole point of the taser was to subdue dangerous people who posed an immediate threat. i am in the camp that believes that if you did nothing wrong, it is within your right to resist unlawful detention.
 

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I'm with bomber in the group that if I wasnt doing anything wrong, I shouldnt have to submit to some taser happy cop. Did you see how many seats were empty around him, if seating was such a big deal then help him find his seat. He didnt deserve to be tased, neither did the Badgers woman.
 

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Cops are way too quick on the taser now......used to be a cop had to use "verbal judo" and try to reason with a person, get them to comply through words alone before escalating and going physical. Now it's, do what I say now in 2 seconds or you are getting tasered......it's treated like something with no ill effects and could never hurt you.....point is, it does hurt you, it does kill people, and it should be in the same force continum as your sidearm.....above the pepper spray, before the gun. Not first in line.....
 

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Cops are way too quick on the taser now......used to be a cop had to use "verbal judo" and try to reason with a person, get them to comply through words alone before escalating and going physical. Now it's, do what I say now in 2 seconds or you are getting tasered......it's treated like something with no ill effects and could never hurt you.....point is, it does hurt you, it does kill people, and it should be in the same force continum as your sidearm.....above the pepper spray, before the gun. Not first in line.....
amen brother
 

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Anyone going to an A's game should be tasered. :blink:






*and I'm an A's fan :cantlook:
 
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