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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I'm the first to criticize officers who abuse or misuse their authority, but I'm just not seeing it in this incident. The guy was walking his dogs off leash which is against the law. The ranger approached him about that violation. I'm guessing she asked his name and was intending on giving him a citation. To which he responded with what was probably an obviously false name and tried to walk away. The ranger told him to stop, he refused and she tazed him. The reason he was being detained is obvious he broke the law twice - walking his dogs off leash and then giving a false name. And then a third time when he tried to leave.
    WHat should have happened. We can only go off what is known. Maybe this had happened 4-5 times already and the guy ignored it. But.........it is noted that this used to be a place that you could walk your dogs without anyone bothering you.

    Officer: Excuse me sir, I know that you likely walked your dogs here before but the laws have changed and you will need to use a leash from now on.

    That's it. There is no need to know the guys name or see his I.D. If there has been issues in the past that would be one thing. That is not known though.

    We have laws and those laws must be enforced. Notice how the word force is in there, all laws are ultimately backed up by the threat of force. People here are saying it was wrong to taze him just for walking his dogs off leash, and if it went down like "Hey you're walking your dogs off leash, you can't do that anymore. Now eat tazer, bitch!" then I would agree. But he chose to escalate what was probably essentially a parking ticket into something much more serious. He didn't get tazed for walking dogs off leash. That was just the inciting incident for this little scene. He gave an officer a false name and then tried to leave. Was she supposed to say screw it, and let him walk away? And as for wrestling him to the ground, that's far more likely to injury the officer or the perp. How many of you would be calling for blood if she inadvertantly broke his arm in the scuffle? Tazers are a safer way for both the officer and the subject to subdue a subject who refuses to comply. They hurt like hell, but they rarely do any lasting damage.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Seems their encounter escalated to the point where the ranger was going to issue a citation. The guy refused to give his name. He knew why he was being detained. He attempted to leave the scene. The officer is still on duty. Park ranger used Taser on man over unleashed dog: authorities - NY Daily News

    It'd be interested to know how this resolved. Unfortunately, we usually don't find out as it fades into the background and quietly goes away. At any rate, I'm thinking this guy got a good lesson on why it doesn't pay to be a jerk.
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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I was taught respect for authority, regardless. You do what you're told by the cop and adjudicate it later if necessary. We would all be a lot better off if more people had been taught proper respect for authority figures.

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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

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    Simply for the South Park reference.... Welcome to the Ignore List.

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    Simply for the South Park reference.... Welcome to the Ignore List.
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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    He failed to comply with a Lawful and Direct Order. So far as I'm concerned that's sufficient reason to SHOOT him, nevermind taze him.
    I seriously doubt that they let park rangers have a gun. The taser was probably all she had, and she obviously shouldn't had that.

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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I seriously doubt that they let park rangers have a gun. The taser was probably all she had, and she obviously shouldn't had that.
    She had a baton, handcuffs, a gun and a taser. It's in one of the links here. (I posted it.)
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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    She had a baton, handcuffs, a gun and a taser. It's in one of the links here. (I posted it.)
    Ahh, see that now. Thought your story was the same as the OP. Hopefully she won't have a gun the next time.

    Anyone that would taser someone for not having a lapdog on a leash in an area where it was allowed a month earlier should not be carrying any type of weapon.

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    Re: Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    "Because I said so" is not a good reason.
    I suspect that as with most News reported articles, there is more than has been stated with regards to this case.

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