Good Move Jolt him!
Bad Move He Caused No Harm!
if you look at the err...girth...of the bloke that tasered him, it was probably better than getting tackled by him
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I figure tasering him was probably a lot safer than tackling him.
Tackling someone who isn't wearing protective gear and/or hasn't physically trained to pretty much "take a hit" can result in a large amount of possible injuries, including broken bones, contusions, strained muscles, possible head injury, and could even cause internal bleeding if the tackler landed on the person wrong. And all those things could also happen to the tackler. And the more people that you have tackling someone, the more likely an injury will occur.
I don't think waiting it out would have worked well in this case, because it seemed like the kid was in better shape than the guards, and could have kept away from them for quite a while longer. Delaying the game because the guards didn't want to use a pretty safe method of stopping such a person could have easily caused complaints and cut into the profits of the park and/or ball club. Most of the spectators paid to see a baseball game, and even if the kid running around for a few minutes could have been considered an okay or even welcome pause of the game, eventually it would have gotten old, if it hadn't by the time they actually did stop him. People would have gotten restless and some probably would have gotten angry.
There might have been a better way to deal with the situation, but I can't think of any other way that would have ended it as quickly or more quickly and would have caused as little injury as tasing him did. Well maybe if the guards were in better shape, and could have actually caught him, but there's really no way to fix that problem while the situation is occurring.
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A totally shocking thread !
In the end this guy got tazed from trespassing when a simple tackle would have been more than sufficient.
Last edited by Ikari; 05-06-10 at 01:59 PM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Fact is, tazing the guy put him at minimal risk and zero risk to anyone else.
Sure! If you wanted to risk concussion, broken bones, torn muscles, bruises - internal and external. But it surely would have worked too.In the end this guy got tazed from trespassing when a simple tackle would have been more than sufficient.