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Tase Me, Mr. Officer. Tase Me!

10286043.3701637.jpgFirst of all, I stand by my assertion that the University of Florida student, Andrew Meyer, who was tasered earlier this week, deserved it to some degree. It was clearly a designed stunt, one in which he’d hoped to create a ruckus (he asked someone to tape the incident before he unleashed his douchebaggery). And this more or less proves it:

Police noted that his demeanor “completely changed once the cameras were not in sight” and described him as laughing and being lighthearted as he was being driven to the Alachua County Detention Center.
“I am not mad at you guys, you didn’t do anything wrong. You were just trying to do your job,” Meyer said, according to the police report.
At one point, he asked whether there were going to be cameras at the jail, according to the report.

That goddamn tasing has now become the highlight of the kid’s life. However, there are some instances in which the police can get out of hand with the taser. In fact, the family of Emily Delafield is taking the cops to court after Emily was literally tasered to death. And, to make matters worse, the woman was a mentally ill, wheelchair-bound lady that the police tasered 10 times while she was in her chair. Granted, she was swinging two knives and a hammer at family members and the police, but 10 times?

Family attorney Rick Alexander said Delafield’s death could have been prevented and that there are four things that jump out at him about the case.
“One, she’s in a wheelchair. Two, she’s schizophrenic. Three, they’re using a Taser on a person that’s in a wheelchair, and then four is that they tasered her 10 times for a period of like two minutes,” Alexander said.

And five, she was in a wheelchair. Six, seven, eight, and nine: She was in a wheelchair. Next time, maybe the police ought to just push her down a flight of stairs.

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You're takng the word of the cops to prove a point against the guy?

Might the cops, perhaps, have a motive to further trash him?

Regardless of what the cops say, I think the video he had the other woman shoot does quite enough to discredit him. "Aspiring journalists" don't get legitimate jobs by creating scenes to sensationalize their own shenanigans; that's what a paparazzi does.

The question time had been cut off, he resisted repeated requests to be quiet and sit down, he resisted officers trying to remove him without using weapons, and the officers responded with tasers as a last resport. No different than the schmucks on Cops.

I did six years in the navy on an aircraft carrier, the point being is that at every port call, about 4500 sailors would run off the boat and drink as much alcohol as they could pour into their bodies and then run back to the boat before midnight. As you can imagine, it would be utter chaos on the pier with fist fights some times. Our security never would carry tasers because they aren't supposed to be used in a non lethal situation. What I mean is that unless they cops would have normally used a handgun to defuse the situation, and you are only supposed to use a hand gun with the intention to kill, then the use of the taser was incorrect. Tasers are only safe in comparison to a bullet to the body.