Town seethes after cops shock man in parade
Paul Joseph Watson
Yet another video has emerged of cops tasering someone for sitting in the wrong seat at a sports event. The victim this time was an old man attending an Oakland Athletics baseball game in Oakland California.
The man tased by cops was 62-year-old Thomas Bruso, who apparently was sitting in the wrong seat and was drinking alcohol. Police claimed that the man was not “complying” with attempts to arrest him so the crowd was cleared and he was tasered from behind.
Madison (WKOW) — Videotape obtained by 27 News of a woman fan who was subjected to a taser during a Badger football game suggests the incident created chaos.
The videotape recorded by eyewitness Seth Dahmen captures fans yelling at UW police officers over police handling of ejected fan Margaret Hiebing. Hiebing, 54, a long time season ticket holder who had not been drinking, was ejected from Camp Randall stadium during the Oct. 11 game against Penn State after she was discovered sitting in a stadium aisle, with her seat occupied by someone else. Authorities said a taser was used to subdue Heibing.
“She was lying on the ground face down and she was still kind of squirming, so they tasered her,” Dahmen told 27 News. “On the back of the calf.”
Frank Lasser, 82, says RCMP officers could have subdued him without resorting to using a Taser gun. (CBC)
An elderly man in Kamloops, B.C., was zapped three times on the torso by a police stun gun while lying on his hospital bed, CBC News has learned.
Frank Lasser, 82, appeared fragile Thursday when he showed the Taser marks on his body and talked about the ordeal he went through Saturday.
“They [police] should have known I had bypass surgery,” Lasser told CBC News.
Jill Del Greco, Reporter
Posted: 6:33 pm EST November 28, 2007Updated: 5:15 pm EST November 29, 2007
TROTWOOD, Ohio — The FBI is investigating after a Trotwood police officer used a Taser on a pregnant woman.
Trotwood Public Safety Director Michael Etter said the incident happened on Nov. 18. He said the woman arrived at the police department asking to give up custody of her 1-year-old son.
Etter said his officer spoke with the woman as she held on to the child outside the police department.
by Christine Estevez | 08.04.2009 | 1:50pm | 4 Comments
What started out as an innocent backyard celebration ended with Tasers, tears, and handcuffs for one Virginia family. Prince William County Police responded to a noise complaint at the home of Edgar Rodriguez, a 55-year-old grandfather celebrating his grandchildren’s Baptism—’cause we all know how crazy our Baptisms can get! What happened afterward is at the heart of the matter and is still not clear because the police and the family have very different accounts of the ensuing events.
Family members say that police used excessive force for no apparent reason. But police say Rodriguez refused several requests to turn down the loud music, acted “disorderly” and refused to identify himself. The family claims that the police just began to indiscriminately Taser Rodriguez, eventually resulting in Abuelito being Tasered three times and charged with public intoxication…even though he was in his own backyard!
The 25-year-old mother of the twin boys whose Baptism was being celebrated, Leticia Elias, was also Tasered. The pregnant mommy was then charged with assaulting a police officer. Her family contends that she was the one who was assaulted by the police when she ran to Rodriguez’s side in an attempt to help him after he fell to the ground. After her arrest, Elias was detained by immigration and customs officials.
By HECTOR CASTRO
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
She was rushing her son to school. She was eight months pregnant. And she was about to get a speeding ticket she didn’t think she deserved.
So when a Seattle police officer presented the ticket to Malaika Brooks, she refused to sign it. In the ensuing confrontation, she suffered burns from a police Taser, an electric stun device that delivers 50,000 volts.
“(He) attempted to obtain information on both the mother and the child, at which time the mother refused to give any information and became very agitated,” Etter said.
Surveillance video from the police department shows the woman try to leave with the child. The officer then grabs her coat in an effort to get her to stop. Etter said the officer was doing what he thought was in the best interest of the 1-year-old boy.
The video shows the woman struggle with the officer, who then takes the child from her and gives the boy to another officer. The first officer then forces the woman down on her stomach, and he then deploys a Taser on her neck.
By Logan Murphy Wednesday Jul 08, 2009 3:00pm
(photo courtesy of KOAT)
A 14-year-old Tucumcari girl is recovering at an Albuquerque hospital after being shot in the head with a Taser dart by Tucucmari Police Chief Roger Hatcher.
Now, her parents say they want the police department to review its policies for using the Taser.
Her mother, Stacy Akin, said her daughter underwent surgery Friday morning at University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque. “One of the darts entered her skull,” said Akin, interviewed by telephone.
After a CAT scan, a hospital resident told her the dart was “in her brain a little bit, but not much,” Akin said.
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