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Don`t Taze Me, Son: AC Transit Has A Colorful Past


The old badass beady man from the now-historic AC Transit Fight gets tased at a baseball game. Told ya he was hardcore.

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Date: 02/22/10 10:32 AM

39 Responses to Don`t Taze Me, Son: AC Transit Has A Colorful Past

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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 22, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Link: Don`t Taze Me, Son: AC Transit Has A Colorful Past - The old badass beady man from the now-historic AC Transit Fight gets tased at a baseball game. Told ya he was hardcore.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 10:46 am
    thats f*cked up, you should taze people of that age, especially someone as unfit as that man. the electical pulse can really throw their entire nervous system off, as well as have detrimental effects on his cariac tissue.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 10:56 am
    What was the man even doing I wonder o.o Also, was tazing really necessary :/ That is a bit much...
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    Skathur Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Police brutality ftw
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    joey7415963 Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    What a tw@, he tazed him just after the man decided to put his hands together so he could be cuffed!
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    Antonin Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    I wonder what he did to attract the attention of the guards in the first place.
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    DragonMeta Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    He took the first one like a champ. He should have floated in the air and done away with that stadium!
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    "This is the world that we live in . . . "
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Thats pretty silly! I think we need to know the whole story!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    His listed address is an Oakland senior care facility. He did not answer KTVU`s calls for comment.

    Pending charges include resisting arrest, refusing ejection and using profanity at the game.

    A`s fans KTVU spoke with reacted to the incident in different ways. "It`s unfortunate that the guy got tasered," said Oakland resident Mark McDyy.

    Some fans at Thursday`s A`s game against the Texas Rangers supported how police handled the incident. "It`s something they gotta do -- I guess -- if somebody gets out of hand," said Ben Delatorre of Hayward.

    San Francisco Police confirmed to KTVU that Bruso has an arrest record in that city. A San Francisco shopping center filed a civil harassment claim against Bruso in 1994 and obtained a temporary restraining order.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland police Thursday defended the Tasering of 62-year-old Thomas Alex Bruso during Tuesday`s A`s game.

    "Officers are explaining to him that he`s being ejected and they`re asking him to leave right now," said Jeff Thomason, Oakland Police Department spokesman.

    Police said the 6`2", 280-pound Oakland man was drunk and belligerent and yelling profanities and slurs at A`s ushers. They said three police officers asked him to leave.

    Thomason narrated a video of the incident: "The first officer tried to grab his right arm and it didn`t work. He`s pulling away. Right now, they deployed the Taser. It doesn`t have an effect on that person because only one prong has made contact with the individual. And now as he completes the connection, it`s having an effect."

    Bruso was taken away under a "5150" hold, code for a mentally unstable person. He was taken to a San Leandro psychiatric facility and later discharged.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Read in order: "Oakland Calif" then "his listed address" or use this link

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/20312688/detail...

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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Aren`t all A`s fans mentally ill? :P
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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    He lost a poo load of weight since then! I didn`t think that was him, but it is.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    damn... that old guy took it! he`s a beast
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    Zerj Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    He was having a heart attack so they used the tazer as a defibrillator.
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    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Epic Beard Man is one kickass BAMF!!! He probably was a vietnam vet after all XD
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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
    678 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    WOW!! i mean don`t they train officers to have tact. If one line of approach doesn`t work lets try another and if that don`t work try another, use tazers if he is abusive or violent... but hey that`s just me and my hippy ways talking!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    "thats f*cked up, you should taze people of that age, especially someone as unfit as that man. the electical pulse can really throw their entire nervous system off, as well as have detrimental effects on his cariac tissue."

    Well, I suppose they can ask them nicely. Oh wait... they did... three times. Well, hmmm. Perhaps they could wave a gun around and... oh but, wait... then the crowd would freak out. So, aside from just letting him stay and disregarding the stadium rules and therefore setting a bad precedent, what can we do? OH WAIT, I KNOW! You can quit being such a drating pussy and just accept that it`s the goddamn procedure and the grown man was given enough drating chances.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    "WOW!! i mean don`t they train officers to have tact. If one line of approach doesn`t work lets try another and if that don`t work try another, use tazers if he is abusive or violent... but hey that`s just me and my hippy ways talking!"

    Oh goody! Another moron to pick on. Dude, pull your head from your enormous hippy ass. They did EXACTLY what you described and your hippie douche-bag brain could not compute the very sane, real, pracitcal and reasonable way in which the police handled the situation. Why? Well, you may just be that retarded...

    I`m sorry IAB, these people just feed me the ammo, and I fire them right back at them. Don`t blame me!

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    Mr_Chubbles Female 13-17
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    February 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    tl;dw: 1:10. then there`s not much after that.
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    1:05 immunity to tazing?
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    Retrokid Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Wow splurbyburbl way too take it to seriously. Cuz IAB needs their great savior to rescue us from the views of others.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    slurpyburl, or they can restrain the man, hand cuff him and lead him out of the stadium, which is what the one officer was doing before the other came up from behind and tazed him for the final blow. if these officers werent such pussys they could have easily have gotten a hold on him and taken care of things another way. a few bruises will harm a person a whole lot less than excess voltage through their system.
    its not like he had a weapon or anything, these were just cowardly cops taking the easiest possible road for themselves. but hey the almighty slurpyburl says it so it must be true.
    trust me you ignorant bastard, police are trained to not use their tazers unless the assailant is running away, has a weapon, or physically assualts an officer. the man was sitting, he did not have a weapon, and did not attack any of the officers; so before you try to "fire them right back at them" know your facts.
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    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    "Sir you need to leave" + "Okay officer, I`m sorry" + Leave = Not getting tazed.

    Anything else, you deserve what you get!

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    lol did everyone just stop for a moment when something happened at the game? thats what it looked like...

    "you have the right to re.... YEAH! WHOOO!... main silent...."

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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
    678 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    @splurbyburbl... Listen mate you have as much tact as these cops... your right, they did try three times. The same thing three times. Hows that saying go? Something along the lines of, doing the same thing but expecting a different result..... I don`t know! Why don`t you go google it and spend time doing that rather than acting like a jerk-off!!
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    warpedo Male 30-39
    52 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 8:30 am
    @cobrakiller: How do you know he was unarmed? Typically the people causing enough problems that the police/security have to intervene are considered dangerous because they don`t abide by the normal rules of society and its better to assume that the guy causing a disturbance is more of a threat than less of one when there is a chance you could end up with a permanent disfigurement or worse.

    Besides, if this really is the Epic Beard Man from the AC Transit Fight video, then you should know that in an interview after the bus incident he claimed he actually had a stabbing element on him since he`s been mugged multiple times.

    Fanny Packs: Good for Gum, loose change and shanks.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2010 at 8:37 am
    warpedo, they were in a stadium. you try to sneak a weapon into a stadium and let me know how it goes.
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    testtickle Male 18-29
    39 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 9:09 am
    I think he just poo`d an electric eel.
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    tozfttoz Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2010 at 9:53 am
    "1:05 immunity to tazing?"
    lol epic beard man blocks that by his beard too
    but yea f-ck these pussy cops, i take $hits bigger than these pussies
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    meowmixx419 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2010 at 11:32 am
    the cops were just trying to do their job, he didnt want to move and he didnt want to go in peace so taze his ass!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    "Wow splurbyburbl way too take it to seriously. Cuz IAB needs their great savior to rescue us from the views of others."

    You mean "too" seriously, right?

    What a bunch of drating pussies you all are. This apprehension was text book. YOU go drating look it up! I don`t need to, I`m already trained. So, yeah... why don`t you go learn your damn facts. The bottom line is, these cops did exactly what they needed to and put everyone involved including the suspect in minimal danger within relation to how the suspect was reacting to their reasonable demands. His body language and words were in non-compliance. The reason they don`t touch a person in resistance unless absolutely necessary is because they don`t want a situation where the suspect grabs hold of one officer and does damage while the others try to pry him off. Instead they alleviate the threat to all with the zapper. So there are your goddamn facts.

    -From your IAB troll.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    BTW Retrokid:

    Thanks man... I have not been called a great savior for minutes. I am pretty effing great!

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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    @splurbyburbl- calm down sir or you will have to be tazed, i said calm down, screw it just taze him anyway just for the fun of it.
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    I will agree with everything splurbyburbl says because of his icon.
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    arniegrape Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2010 at 1:19 am
    what a bunch of kill joy cops :-<
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    sbuninja Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    That WAS EBM. It was confirmed as Thomas Bruso. Unless there is another Bruso who looks exactly the same, I think it`s him.
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    d4z3d Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 8:48 am
    i love how the cop had to sneak up behind the 67 year old man to taze him, with like 3 other cops in front of him distracting him. cops are the biggest fuccking ppussies ever and every single one of them should be brutally aass raped

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