What a week for Cops and their Toys!
A man with a legitimate warrant gets busted and is quite cooperative, yet that's not enough for the cops. They put the dog on him and when their search of him comes up empty, they plant some weed in his pocket. All on videotape.
Before that there was the deaf and mentally disabled man in Mobile, AL who took too long in a bathroom being sick and so the cops kicked in the door, pepper sprayed, and tasered him. Fortunately the local judge refused to let the charges of "disorderly conduct" stand and threw it out during the man's booking.
Then we get the pregnant woman tased at a baptismal party for her older twins.
Then we get the 72 year old woman tased by a cop because she wouldn't sign the ticket.
Oh, and how bout this one. Cops in Boise got a man in custody - in handcuffs - and then put the taser in his anus, for kicks. Here's a transcript of the audio:
Cop: Do you feel this?
Suspect: Yes, sir.
Cop: Do you feel that? That's my …
Cop: … Taser up your ass.
Cop: So don't move.
Suspect: I'm trying not to. I can't breathe.
Cop: Now do you feel this in your balls?
Suspect: I do, sir. I'm not going to move. I'm not gonna move.
Cop: Now I'm gonna tase your balls if you move again.
(A full minute goes by)
Cop: Okay, I'm gonna take this Taser out of your asshole now. Are you going to fight with me?
Suspect: No, not at all, sir.
Cop: (to another cop) So far, for the last two minutes, he's been cooperative. But then my Taser's in his ass.
And people were saying Louis Gates was over-reacting to that business last week.