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OMG - 72 year old grannie gets tasered by police in US - video here.

(14 Posts)
poopscoop Wed 10-Jun-09 21:42:59

unbelievable poor thing. If you have the sound up her screams are awful

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thisisyesterday Wed 10-Jun-09 21:45:58

hmm well i did think it was awful, then I read the entire thing.

i have known some very formidable over 70's. She WAS warned about it and still carried on.
so I have little sympathy tbh!

poopscoop Wed 10-Jun-09 21:50:21

Surely a massive bloke like that could have 'restrained' her. She was tiny and when she fell to the floor she could have broken bones.

Lots of old biddies are cantakerous but no need to blast them to the ground like that!

kormachameleon Wed 10-Jun-09 21:56:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tortington Wed 10-Jun-09 22:02:15

jeez

Blu Fri 12-Jun-09 19:13:15

That's DISGUSTING!
Surely a taser should only be used when the officer or a member of the public is under physical threat from the suspect?
However cantankerous she may have been, I doubt the police have authority to take justice into their own hands and taser people as punishment for being cantankerous.
And it's bollocks that it was to stop her or him getting hit by a car - by the time he stuns her she is on the ground by the kerb.

I hope they get done.

cornsilk Fri 12-Jun-09 19:18:15

Absolutely appalling. I agree that he was manhandling her - he pushed her.

GrandadOnagar Fri 12-Jun-09 19:45:04

They have them here now so we will be hearing more of this kind of thing.

Blu Fri 12-Jun-09 23:52:16

I heard a report on the pilot use of them here, though, and they were hardly ever used.

beanieb Fri 12-Jun-09 23:56:40

happens a lot

FAQinglovely Sat 13-Jun-09 00:03:40

same as this is yesterday - and she did start to walk out towards the road at one point.

TBH I think age is irrelevant - lets not forget that an 88yr old man walked into a musuem in the US and shot a guard in cold blood...........

edam Sun 14-Jun-09 00:06:27

that's appalling.

Blu's right, tasers were sold as a non-lethal alternative to firearms in a situation where the police are under threat. That is clearly NOT the case here.

wintera Sun 14-Jun-09 08:49:17

From looking at the footage you can see this guy is quite a big burly guy. He should have been able to subdue her without the use of the taser IMO. Christ, we all know some cantankerous old bids but you wouldn't use a bloody taser on them!! It looks like he lost control to me. Or was having a bad day and took it out on her.

Nancy66 Sun 14-Jun-09 10:19:32

Horrible - that police officer was just a thug and a bully. she wanted to get back in her car because she was feeling threatened and intimidated. Tasering was totally uncalled for, she was no threat whatsoever.

another thick as shite policeman strikes again.

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