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Frenchfry

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I wonder why only half the story was printed on Sunday August 19th on page 3A (not available via the MEN website)

Chained to a 55-gallon drum, protesting the potential development of a vacant lot, Jonathan Crowell wasn't violent or threatening anyone. But he refused police orders to unshackle himself and leave, so they zapped him with a Taser until he did. Then they charged him with trespassing.

"It wasn't just a short burst," said Crowell, 32, of Dummerston, recalling the July 24 incident. "Five seconds is a long time to be electrocuted. My whole body was contorting and flapping around. You can't think of anything else but that pain. It's really scary. I felt like I was being tortured."
© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

I’m too afraid to paste the story so you can see it here;
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CT_TASER_TROUBLES_CTOL-?SITE=CTDAN&SECTION=NORTHEAST&TEMPLATE=

The story is twice as long as was published.
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May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 10:55:15 PM »

Not sure if it was the MEN or Freep, but how about tasering a man holding a newborn baby?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5053552.html



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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 11:03:59 PM »

Wow, I’m speechless.
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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

bumfunkegypt@live.com

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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 11:20:55 PM »

Police officers need more training on the concept that "non-lethal" force does not mean "use it over and over anyway".

A friend of mine's dad is a cop in Monroe County, and he says that before they're issued a taser they are required to get shocked by one, to get a feel for what it's like.

How weird they forget when there's an "offending citizen" running around.
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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 12:28:19 AM »

I have to say that it's better to be tazered than to be shot by a gun.

I was very fortunate that a timely response by a police officer, who then tazered a criminal who was assaulting me,  thus preventing further harm.  It's the untrained idiots who make tazers look bad. And remember, it doesn't work on everyone.
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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 12:28:56 AM »

Not sure if it was the MEN or Freep, but how about tasering a man holding a newborn baby?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5053552.html

I'll bet that off-duty cop never faces any consequences for his poor judgement.

As Billy Beck wrote long ago, "all the wrong people are attracted to becoming cops": http://www.two--four.net/weblog.php?id=P2296
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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 03:39:45 PM »

Not sure if it was the MEN or Freep, but how about tasering a man holding a newborn baby?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5053552.html


You know there is much more to that story, don't you?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20266747/
« Last Edit: September 18, 2007, 04:30:32 PM by Greg Chamberlain »
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Re: Rash of Taser incidents renews debate over when and where it's OK
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 04:35:58 PM »

Not sure if it was the MEN or Freep, but how about tasering a man holding a newborn baby?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5053552.html


You know there is much more to that story, don't you?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20266747/


What part are you referring to?

 
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