A police officer used a 50,000-volt Taser gun on a man suffering an epileptic fit, it has been revealed.
A major investigation is under way after the 40-year-old complained that he had been the victim of excessive force.
He had collapsed as he suffered a seizure at a gym and paramedics had been called to deal with the incident.
If this shit happens in Seattle Washington, what do you think will go down with Sheriff Joe’s thugs in AZ armed with their new police state rules.
Seattle cop apologizes for screaming racist threat at innocent man he’d kicked in face
What happened that fateful night was brought to the world thanks to the presence of an amateur videographer, who captured Cobane kicking an innocent man in the face as he lay face down on the concrete.
The robbery suspect was reportedly Hispanic. Facing their Hispanic male suspect who lay compliant on the ground, Cobane screamed: “I’m going to beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you homey. You feel me?”
Apparently reacting to the man wiping his eye, the officer kicked his face and dragged his boot across the man’s arm. Seconds later, a female officer on the scene stomped on his leg.
New analysis of 40-year-old recording of Kent State shootings reveals that Ohio Guard was given an order to prepare to fireMay 8th, 2010
The previously undetected command could begin to explain the central mystery of the Kent State tragedy – why 28 Guardsmen pivoted in unison atop Blanket Hill, raised their rifles and pistols and fired 67 times, killing four students and wounding nine others in an act that galvanized sentiment against the Vietnam War.
The order indicates that the gunshots were not spontaneous, or in response to sniper fire, as some have suggested over the years.
10.Generally speaking (which of course is the most offensive way to speak about any group of people), Christians tend to embarrass themselves by knowing so little about either the Bible or the history of Christianity. Believing that the Bible is the word of God, for instance, is one thing; knowing nothing about the long process by which men decided which texts would and wouldn’t make it into the Bible is another. It’s not that all Christians should be full-on theologians or historians. But if you’re a Christian who doesn’t know the Great Schism from The Great Santini, or the Diet of Worms from … well, the diet of worms, then you’ve got some homework to do.
~ John Shore
this one is gonna piss off the teabaggers
33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.
34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, – not just your neighbor! – for you were aliens [once] in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Philadelphia police said the officer who used a Taser on the 17-year-old who ran onto the field in front of a sellout crowd during the Cardinals-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park acted appropriately, but the department is reviewing whether police officers should be involved in those incidents and are talking to the Phillies about the situation, according to The Associated Press.
This has gotten out of hand, Tasers are supposed to be a non-lethal alternative to having to use deadly force, so what if they did not have a taser they would have shot the kid? Cops are way to quick to use the damn things.
On April 13, the “rent boy” (whom we’ll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart.
That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy’s client and, as it happens, one of America’s most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.
In case you missed it Friday night, Rachel asked a couple good questions:
[W]hich did you hear more about? That climate-change deniers have uncovered some huge scam about some climate data being faked, or that when responsible, uninterested parties looked into the supposed scandal, they found that no one was faking anything?
Did you hear more about there being some scandal about ACORN giving prostitution advice to a right-wing activist dressed up like a pimp, or did you hear more about the fact that when responsible, uninterested people looked into it, they found it was all made-up, down to the part where the guy wasn’t actually even dressed up as a pimp?
What we’re dealing with here is the unmooring of politics from facts. [...]
When Republicans complain President Obama is using recess appointments, they are faking it. Because if they really had a real concern about recess appointments, they wouldn’t have been fine with them when George W. Bush used them. The recess appointments outrage is bull.
Republicans are faking their outrage over there being an individual mandate in health care reform, too. It’s a Republican idea.
The Republicans are faking their outrage over terrorism suspects being read their Miranda rights. They had no problem with that when it was done by the previous administration. That fake outrage is bull. Same goes with the Republican outrage over civilian trials for terrorism suspects. If you weren’t outraged with the shoe bomber getting a civilian trial, that’s proof that your purported outrage over the underpants bomber getting a civilian trial is bull. [...]
Repealing health reform is bull. The lawsuits against health reform are bull. The death panels? Bull. The president is secretly foreign and doesn’t have a birth certificate? Bull. Fear of the census is bull. Supposed threats to end the Second Amendment? Bull. The claim that thousands of armed IRS agents are going to [hire] storm troopers to enforce health reform? It’s bull. [...]
Nobody expects Americans to share the same political opinions. But has there ever been a time when we shared so few political facts? Let’s argue. Let’s have the great American debate about the role of government and the best policies for the country. It’s fun. It’s citizenship. It’s activism. It makes the country better when we have those debates. And your country needs you. It needs all of us.
But two things disqualify you from this process: You can’t threaten to shoot people and you have to stop making stuff up.
“healthcare social contract” thus formed, Butler says, heads of households= would be required by law to buy basic health-care coverage “to protect society from citizens who would try to exploit the good nature of ordinary Americans” by free-riding on the system.