YouTube is doing an excellent job of shining the light on police abuse of Tasers. As I've said many times before, because police are being told that they aren't lethal (which is clearly not the case), they are being used by many police to get "compliance", even when the only resistance is daring to question a police officer. Here is a roadside stop in which a man questions why he's getting a ticket. The audio is hard to get at times because of traffic, but at no time do I ever hear the motorist get verbally abuse, or angry. He simply wants an explanation, and the cop refuses to give him one, and does a poor job of explaining why he won't. Instead, the police officer orders the man out of the car, and then without warning tases him. Then he jokes around about it with an officer who comes as backup.
The man in the video is planning to sue, since the police officer violated Utah State Law by not warning the motorist that he was going to be tased if he did not comply with his instructions. Based on the video, I don't know what instructions the motorist didn't obey. The police officer ordered the man out of his car to tase him, so clearly the police officer can't claim he was being threatened. Is the officer really going to make the claim that it's appropriate to tase someone for refusing to sign a speeding ticket? Really? More at Hullabaloo, via VodkaPundit.
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