I found this infographic about non-lethal alternatives to firearms interesting. Your mileage may vary. I especillay find it interesting that in some states TASERs and stun guns are banned but firearms are permitted. For instance in my state of North Carolina you can carry a gun with a concealed carry permit but TASERs are only allowed in homes and businesses. Doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Police: Dad Uses Kid As Taser Shield:
In Warren, Michigan 27-year-old Joseph Cox allegedly tried to force his way in to his ex-wife’s house while he had their 2-year-old daughter in his arms.
The ex called the Police who went on a search for Cox. They found him hiding at his mommy’s house down the street.
When Cox wouldn’t comply with police they drew their TASERs. In turn, Cox drew his 2-year-old daughter and started using her as a shield.
Luckily his mommy had a cooler head and grabbed the girl from him. Unfortunately police did not end up using their TASERs on Cox. Too bad.
Deputies: Man Used Baby As Shield From Taser:
That is 39-year-old Jorge Garcia of Deltona, Florida. He was stopped by police on New Year’s Day at a felony traffic stop, whatever that means.
However when police tried to arrest Garcia he grabbed a baby from the back seat, no word if he had more than one back there, and held the baby up to use as a human shield to block officers’ Tasers. He allegedly held the baby in front of him saying “Tase the baby.” I get the feeling the word mother came after that and the next word probably wasn’t superior.
The baby was unharmed but Chicken Jorge has been released on $6500 bond.’
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.
Police get a shock when new Taser briefly ignites suspect:
Police in Lancaster, Ohio caught 31-year-old homeless man Daniel Wood huffing on a spray can of keyboard cleaner. When Wood became combative by trying to kick and bite police they employed their TASERs. Thanks to the fumes Wood briefly caught fire. Wood’s injuries were minor.
But those of you that complain about TASERs how should have police handled this suspect? If they didn’t have their TASERS they would have to have resorted to their batons or guns. But I bet you think that they shouldn’t have those either huh?
Remember kids, if you’ve been TASERed you probably deserved it and if you don’t want to be TASERed don’t break the law. It really is that simple.
Man versus opossum, cops, Taser:
41-year-old Kevin A. Temple was allegedly walking the streets of Waynesburg, PA carrying a possum by the tail. When police rolled up on him he said that he got into a fight with the possum and smashed it against the ground killing it. Alcohol may have been involved.
Police took him to the hospital to treat his possum bites but he became combative with police who used their TASERs on him.
I’d love to know how he got into a fight with a possum. Since he was drunk it was probably one of those “What are you looking at?” type of arguments.
Officer fatally shoots Kingwood man:
A Houston police officer rolled up on a couple involved in a fight. The officer noticed the male’s hands up by the woman’s face. The male suspect ignored the officers orders and a scuffle broke out between the officer and the suspect. In the scuffle the suspect grabbed the officer’s TASER, pointed it at the cop and said “You’re dead now.”
Do you know what happens when you steal a cop’s TASER? The only weapon he has left is his gun which he used killing the suspect.
TASER X3 is good to go (three times):
The Taser gun capable of shocking up to three people WITHOUT being reloaded:
That, my friends, is the brand spanking new TASER X3. It’s capable of firing up to three times without being reloaded. That means it can zap three times the amount of criminals.
Police in the U.S, start using it next month.
Driver had taser pulled on him, after refusing to sign ticket:
Ryan Majcher of Fort Worth, Texas is all butthurt after having a TASER pointed at him during a traffic stop for speeding.
Majcher refused to sign the ticket and allegedly became abusive with police.
I guess some people don’t know anything. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt.
So this guy had a TASER pointed at him. Not fired at him. And this is news?
Again if you don’t want to be zapped don’t break the law.
h/t The Inquisitr
Bradford City Police have three tasers donated:
Police in the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania received new TASERs. That’s not really newsworthy for the rest of us but what Mayor Tom Riel said about the TASERs kind of sums it all up.
“Bottom line, if people behave properly and don’t act like an animal, they won’t get tased and end up in a cage.”
Like I say if you’ve been Tased you probably deserved it.
Man busted: Powder was flour for pork chops:
Calvin Wallace was arrested in Boynton Beach, Florida for having 54.3 grams of MDMA. When asked by police Wallace said it was “flour for my porkchops.”
However it’s not because of his pork chops that he’s on these pages. This is why…
An officer pulled out his stun gun and ordered Wallace to put his hands outside the car, but he cursed at officers instead. Wallace resisted some more, and was stunned three times before officers could cuff him.
That’ll cook his pork chops.