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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I hadnt picked up on that. Interesting.

    So...scenario: they went into the community, hassled some guys hanging out, and the guys got self-righteous and mouthy with the cops (even I have give cops a bunch of attitude when they've detained me improperly), and the cops got pissed off and decided to cost the taxpayers even more with a bunch of unnecessary arrests?

    Nice. Speculation of course. But easily imagined. I'm not saying there wasnt a report of dealing...or that the neighborhood guys were angels. Maybe they just werent holding then. But it seems like poor community relations to me.
    That was my take as well. The police appear to have wanted to send a message to "those folks" and simply decided to hassle anyone (everyone?) at that location, being basically clueless as to who may actually be selling recreational drugs in the area. Some call this "establishing a strong police presence" and others call it a violation of basic civil rights. What seems to have been omitted is any probable cause to make an arrest - other than the "suspect" objecting to being hassled. questioned and arrested in the first place.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    OK, here's IMO a genuine example of police using unnecessary force and will likely get punished for it. Just IMO I believe he deserves a brief term in jail for assault but I doubt that will happen. Currently he's on paid leave pending investigation. The police chief is interviewed on the video too.

    Tallahassee cop on paid leave after tasing woman, 62 - CNN.com

    There is video. The woman was walking away. It didnt look like she had been hostile to the cop. The video I saw on the news looked a little different than this so I dont know if there is more than one.

    As Mahan put one arrested suspect in the back of a patrol car, Young pulled up, forcing Mahan "to take [his] focus off of one of the arrestees and engage her," Mahan said in his report.

    "Young's actions obstructed officers while in the course of completing their legal duties," he wrote.

    The woman was walking calmly away when she was tazed. The officer had decided to arrest her as well, for obstructing justice while they were arresting other people. So I guess he couldnt just go after her and arrest her???? Unneccessary force. Incredibly bad for the community.
    The cop assaulted a woman that was not an obvious and direct threat to his safety. He needs to to be relieved of his duty IMO.

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The cop assaulted a woman that was not an obvious and direct threat to his safety. He needs to to be relieved of his duty IMO.
    Probably should be serving a little bit of jail time for felony assault as well.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    I noticed how he did it all slow and methodical like. SMH.

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    She was resisting arrest. And if he continued to grab her arm and she wound up with a broken arm he'd be in trouble there too. It's a lose lose situation. How was he supposed to stop her?
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    She was resisting arrest. And if he continued to grab her arm and she wound up with a broken arm he'd be in trouble there too. It's a lose lose situation. How was he supposed to stop her?
    Start by walking past her until in front of her and detain her. The tazer shouldnt be used for someone calmly walking away from you.

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    She was resisting arrest. And if he continued to grab her arm and she wound up with a broken arm he'd be in trouble there too. It's a lose lose situation. How was he supposed to stop her?
    He could walk a little faster, catch up to the woman and engage her face to face. Actions occuring after that depend on her reaction....resistance? Compliance? How would he know unless he extended himself the smallest bit to avoid having to taze a woman that was not a threat to him or the public?
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    I don't see the big deal here. The 41 year old son (?) was being arrested for probation violations, the mother (?) wanted to argue the point. The police warned her that now was not the time and to step away or be arrested. She didn't listen and persisted, the officers told her she was under arrest. She fled, and yes, once the police tell you you're under arrest, walking away is fleeing. She got tased. She wasn't hurt, she was stopped in her flight.

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I don't see the big deal here. The 41 year old son (?) was being arrested for probation violations, the mother (?) wanted to argue the point. The police warned her that now was not the time and to step away or be arrested. She didn't listen and persisted, the officers told her she was under arrest. She fled, and yes, once the police tell you you're under arrest, walking away is fleeing. She got tased. She wasn't hurt, she was stopped in her flight.
    I didn't know arguing with the police was against the law and warranted being detained.
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