Saturday, December 15, 2007

Whoops, my bad, Taser-wise.


I'm guessing we still have some work to do on that whole "necessity for deadly force" thing:

An RCMP officer in Kelowna, B.C., will be disciplined for using a Taser stun gun on a 68-year-old stroke victim over a parking violation.

Supt. Bill McKinnon said the incident grew out of a simple traffic stop that escalated when John Peters drove away.

John Peters, 68, says he raised his arm to try to protect himself before an RCMP officer shot him with a Taser gun.

The senior admitted he first drove away when a police officer tried to give him a ticket for double parking.

Peters told CBC News he then stopped a short distance away. The officer stunned him with the Taser once while he was still in his car, and again when he got out, Peters said.

Responded the Blogging Tories' Neo Conservative, "Oh, will you give it a rest? I mean, how many 68-year-old stroke victims have been Tasered in Canada in the last 10 years? I'll tell you: one. So get over it already!"

Neo then went on to make an even more appalling and inappropriate analogy, but his readers' brains had already exploded from the stupid overload.

17 comments:

Wayne said...

Do what the officer says. Should be simple.

At least there was no ageism.

KEvron said...

i hope this part of the lede didn't go unnoticed:

"An RCMP officer in Kelowna, B.C., will be disciplined for using a Taser stun gun...."

KEvron

Wayne said...

Officer in trouble, guy zapped.

Cause: Guy breaking a law. Guy not doing what the officer asked.

Do what the officer says, the world is a happy place.

KEvron said...

you're an obdurate imbecile, wayne, and you're proud of it.

KEvron

Wayne said...

We is what we is.

However I can change my mind if given a well reasoned point.

Now, it is simple, if people did what they were supposed to do, shit like this would not happen.

Officers would not make as many mistakes, and idiots would not get zapped.

KEvron said...

"if people did what they were supposed to do, shit like this would not happen."

[....]

"'We in turn regret this particular action, and have apologized to Mr. Peters over this tactical error in judgment'....said McKinnon."

stoopid much, mr. ubiquitous?

KEvron

pretty shaved ape said...

Wayne proves that he would rather crawl than walk, that he prefers compliance to rights. In the space of a few lines Wayne begs us all to bend our knee, as he would so willingly do:

"Do what the officer says."
"Guy breaking a law. Guy not doing what the officer asked."
"Do what the officer says..."
"...if people did what they were supposed to do..."
"Officers would not make as many mistakes, and idiots would not get zapped."

Wayne, Mussolini would have adored you. Idiot.

Wayne said...

Yes, I prefer compliance under the rule of law.

We live in a free democratic country, with democratic laws.

They both made mistakes.

All people make mistakes, if people would just do what the officer says, these kinds of situations would happen less.

KEvron said...

to a certain extent, wayne is right; peters was in the wrong. where wayne fails miserably is in unilaterally condoning actions which should be reserved for appropriate situations. misdemeanor traffic violations don't qualify.

there are two personality types associated with authoritarianism: those who seek to impose authority, and those who would be imposed. like watyne....

KEvron

Wayne said...

Excellent point "unilaterally condoning actions which should be reserved for appropriate situations" I don't feel quite so smug.

OK, we don't know if the officer felt that the driver was a danger to the public or not.

What I don't like about these stories, is that they are short and we don't know the whole story.

I am on the community committee that takes complaints to the RCMP, some are justified, lots and lots are not. All I want is fairness.

The media seem to side against the RCMP quite a bit, retraction on page 50. If something should be changed, change it. But, people have to try and comply somewhat don't they?

KEvron said...

your back-peddling is as sickening as is your subservience, mr. u....

KEvron

Ti-Guy said...

This issue isn't about you, Wayne.

Wayne said...

You mean like lefty subservience to Islam? Like that kind.

I know the issue isn't about me you dumb ass ti-guy. It was for backround info only.

The fact remains the guy should comply. The guy should comply.

Repeat over and over, it my save you a tasering. On second thought forget what I just said.

KEvron said...

*yawn*

KEvron

Ti-Guy said...

Yeah...*yawn* as well.

Sheena said...

Oohh... look at the size of THAT guy's Taser. You just know he's over compensating...

the rev. said...

So if he didn't have a taser, Wayne, he should have shot the guy over leaving the scene of a parking violation? Really? The cop should be arrested for assault. There was no need for him to use any force at all. All he needed to do was use his fucking note book and write down the fucking licence plate number and radio it in to have the guy stopped.
They let you serve on a board investigating complaints against the RCMP and you think the officer was in the right in this case. That is truly frightening.