Highgate

Tuesday

Tase me once, shame on me

Tase me twice, you might kill me if i'm a mentally retarded jesus freak:

"Jerseyville police, like most police departments, have a written policy that outlines the acceptable scenarios for firing a 50,000-volt Taser gun at a suspect.

But a week after Roger Holyfield was shot twice with a Taser and later died, it's still unclear which scenario he fit.

Holyfield was the 17-year-old who a week ago was carrying a Bible and a cordless house phone down South State Street in Jerseyville. He was shouting for Jesus. Friends say Holyfield suffered from a mental illness. When police tried to subdue him, a struggle broke out.

After he was handcuffed, police jolted Holyfield twice with the Taser. He died a day later in a St. Louis hospital. Police have declined interview requests by the media. Information from that night comes from two press releases and a news conference. Police are not releasing more details until state police investigate the shooting. "
-St Louis Today (about 7 months ago.)

And that cop that tased that college kid in LA 5 times has a bit of a record:

The UCLA police officer videotaped last week using a Taser gun on a student also shot a homeless man at a campus study hall room three years ago and was earlier recommended for dismissal in connection with an alleged assault on fraternity row, authorities said.

UCLA police confirmed late Monday that the officer who fired the Taser gun was Terrence Duren, who has served in the university's Police Department for 18 years.

Duren, who was named officer of the year in 2001, also has been involved in several controversial incidents on campus.

Senior Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, was asked by Duren and other university police officers for his ID as part of a routine nightly procedure to make sure that everyone using the library after 11 p.m. is a student or otherwise authorized to be there.


Authorities said Tabatabainejad refused repeated requests to provide identification or to leave. The officers decided to use the Taser to incapacitate Tabatabainejad after he went limp while they were escorting him out and after he urged other library patrons to join his resistance, according to the university's account.
-LA Times

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

if the cops would tase a few more 'je-tards' maybe there wouldnt be a push to teach creation science in public schools!

Tmoore said...

Amen to that!

the le duo said...

i think i coined a new term, je-tard: someones whoes blind faith in christianity makes them stupid ie. creationism, anti gay rights etc...

Tmoore said...

*jumping high five*