Monday, April 13, 2015

Death by Taser - or a reasonable facimile there-of

This wasn't the first time, and it probably won't be the last time:

Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death | Fox News:
TULSA, Okla. –  (April 14, 2015)  Prosecutors charged a reserve sheriff's deputy with manslaughter Monday in the death of a man who was fatally shot as he lay on the ground at the officer's feet — a shooting that was certain to raise questions about the use of volunteer officers to supplement full-time police. The sheriff's office has said Robert Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive who was volunteering on an undercover operation in Tulsa, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies.
Tulsa World TV has the incident video released by the police.

No moralizing about privileged rich guys getting to play cop without proven experience or competence.  Everybody else in world will be saying that.

I'm just saying?

When has this happened before?

Four months ago, in Denver.

... and the same link recounts Madiera, CA in 2007:

But the classic example is the 2007 California incident when officer Noreiga in Madiera, California, drew his Taser on a handcuffed prisoner who was attempting to kick out the windows of the patrol car in which the prisoner had been secured.  Noriega attempted to Taser the prisoner;  instead, he shot his prisoner dead.

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July 2014 reports on YOUTUBE:

(And this may embarass someone. We can only hope so.)




They're not even worn on the same side of the body!

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

B-Bye, Dillitante WannaBeCop Guy.  Don't let the electric chair hit you in the ass on your way out.

(And by the way, there's a certain chief LEO who's dancing as fast as he can.  I don't think he will survive much longer than the sugar daddy he gave a badge and a gun to.)

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