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Tasing has gotten out of control September 29, 2008

Malign me if you will, but I think that the types of men and women who are attracted to jobs in security and law enforcement tend to be under-educated, prone to violence, and power-hungry.  They can’t figure out how to get the power they want via the normal routes, that is – by working hard and mastering something, so they gain authority through artificial means.  In my opinion, this is why there are so many cases of abuse of power within the ranks of law enforcement.  One very clear case of this was the 2006 Sean Bell shooting in New York City.


Sean Bell, who was killed by the NYPD the night before his wedding.

Sean Bell, who was killed by the NYPD the night before his wedding.


This is another:

This past weekend, in Brentwood, CA, police officers TASED THE FAMILY members OF A SHOOTING VICTIM! According to KTVU TV, “The victim’s family and friends gathered at the scene, and, according to Misquez, interfered in the assisting officers’ work. The officers then ordered the family members to step aside and when they did not comply, police responded by tasing some of the victim’s family, including his father and sister.”

How sick is that?  How is that appropriate?  WHO DOES THAT?!


One Response to “Tasing has gotten out of control”

  1. tgace Says:

    I am a police lieutenant. I have a masters degree so I am “highly educated”. I work hard at mastering my job which involves everything from learning law, writing reports, training in self-defense and firearms skills, studying crime trends and developing solutions, investigating crimes and myriad other tasks. I suggest that you request a ride-a-long with your local department and do so a number of times to be sure that you get a good grasp on what your local police have to deal with every day. We are just people trying to do a difficult job. In situations like this you have to remember that there are many sides to a story and just swallowing what the media puts out will not give you the entire picture. Cops make mistakes, some do outright wrong and some do right and get mislabeled as wrong. In addition, the police ina major city are vastly different from those in a suburb or small town or the State Police. Painting all cops a bad is as short sighted.



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