Police Tase Innocent Protester At Occupy DC

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 5 years ago

The video does not lie, after the incident the man had a seizure, and was then refused medical treatment.
There are 90 comments:
Female 10
tearing down signs, spitting at the police, and resisting arrest doesn`t seem too innocent. i had supported the movements original cause but now it`s just a disorganized mess.
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Female 144
A guy that big swinging his arms around could have really hurt those female cops. He probably was given a warning beforehand too...
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Male 358
@ MADDUX32

STFU... I wouldn`t have been there acting like a retard in the first place.
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Male 4,902
@osirisascend, thanks for the info man. It confirms my initial suspicion that the Cops did exactly what they should have. That guy was clearly an idiot.
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Male 315
From the video alone.... there is no context to make judgement. Him screaming "I`ve done nothing wrong" means... NOTHING. If I went out a committed a crime and yelled "I`ve done nothing wrong" it doesn`t mean it`s true. This doesn`t mean I`m siding with the cops though... I`d just like to see more....
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Male 236
This is probably the worst video i`ve seen on the side of the protesters. He was clearly resisting arrest, just because he said he`d done nothing wrong doesn`t mean anything.
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Male 945
This is what happens when you bring a camera to a taser fight.
Seriously though, when I see these videos on here, I usually side with the police. Most people have no clue what they have to go through and the restraint they have to place on themselves. I know,I know. They took the job. But who amongst us hasn`t had a bad day at work? That said, the police are only human and in this instance, it does appear that they went overboard.
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Male 63
i see no seizure
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Male 1,008
"we will see you tomorrow" sounded like a threat to the police to me. All the occupy idiots screaming for violence better hope they dont get what they wish for. I am pretty sure they arent as well stocked as the police, or the government or even the people in my neighborhood. bring that empty bottle or rock to that fight and you wont last long, might want to think that through a bit more.
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Male 527
The intelligence and courage of the occupiers is mind blowing.
So much occupiers so little police...
Do the math.

On another note. This guy started shouting why they where coming for them when the cops where far away from him, so he did something to have his arrest coming.
The fact that it is four against one and the four need to use a taser is saying a lot. Not only the occupiers are getting lazy, the police isn`t what it used to be either.
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Male 2,143
The Police are the enemy.
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Male 2,419
who the fu<k is blowing that whistle? arrest that dumb bitch, definitely in violation of city ordinance
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Male 7,329
Squrlz4Sale-"are peacefully protesting economic injustice"

What fantasy world do you live in where the Occupy movement is peacefully doing anything?

Is chanting `Kill the Cop` peaceful?

Violent Crime in DC is up 13% due to the Occupy DC movement. Is that `peaceful`?

The Occupy movement in general has led to Arson (4x), Assault (>35x), Drugs, Fraud, one murder, multiple public disturbances, Rapes (>15x), Child Porn, Sedition, Drug Overdoses, Theft and Vandalism.

What part of that seems `peaceful` to you?

(and yet, they called the Tea Party `violent`)
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Male 1,239
I didn`t word that well. You don`t HAVE to but choosing not to leads others to believe you are guilty. It`s easier to be vindicated if you cooperate.
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Male 1,239
What people don`t seem to realize is that an officer can walk up to anyone no matter what they are or are not doing and arrest or detain them. It can be overturned and/or thrown out or the cop can be sued or any number of things if the cop did it wrongly or outside of the law but until that is decided by a judge or the cops superiors you have to cooperate.
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Male 5,413
America love them tazers
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Male 1,239
I saw no seizure or anything that looked remotely like one. I heard no request for medical treatment much less a refusal to get him some. I saw him attempting to evade police and almost everyone there was acting inflammatory instead of just witnessing and voicing their say in a rational manner. They could have taken him down without the taser but they weren`t exactly going overboard as he was resisting.
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Male 3,057
Dammit... that was less than 1000... IAB hates Chrome.

What I meant to finish with was:

I support the Occupy movement, but they were out of line here.
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Male 3,057
Yet another out of context video. This one posted by Fancy himself this time, in his "fancys asst" persona.

According to other reports of this incident, the individual tased and arrested was ripping down posted legal notices... which is a crime... which was witnessed by the police officers who approached him.

That`s one.

He attempted to evade them after they saw him break the law. That`s two.

He resisted arrest. That`s three.

Quite frankly, these officers showed restraint by just arresting him. It wouldn`t have taken much to arrest the guy yelling "we ain`t scared of you come back tomorrow... come tomorrow... we`ll see all of you tomorrow..."

It wouldn`t too difficult to make a charge of menacing stick, and quite frankly, the rape-whistle-blower could even be charged with disorderly conduct, or interfering with police or a police action by "participating in the disturbance".

I support the Occup
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Male 650
this is still going on? they need to get jobs and stop complaining.
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Male 219
Yeah, interfering with an official activity is a crime, one which he will be charged with once for each notice he removed. Then, to take matters from a misdemeanor to an E felony he resists arrest...sorry, screaming that you`re not doing anything wrong doesn`t make it true.

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Male 219
oic

nm then
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Female 2,525
Oh I see what you`re saying now. My comment wasn`t about how much time people spend on the internet. My point was that people are looking the other way while these things are happening, and they don`t care. Sorry if I didn`t communicate that well.
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Female 2,525
What does my number of posts have to do with anything?
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Male 219
zombunny - says the one with 1,500+ posts on I-Am-Bored.com

get off your high horse and stop being a hypocrite
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Female 2,525
Some of you people have shockingly little knowledge of the law and what your rights are as an American citizen. This is why those rights are being stripped away from us, little by little, while you look at lolcats on the internet. Blind complacency. You make me sick.
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Male 978
isnt the spine a pretty risky place to tase someone?
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Female 267
@ smaus - I talk smack about the cops for exactly that reason. For years I lived in a neighborhood where I would be stopped by them just because my job had crappy hours. I wasn`t speeding, my car was completely legal and insured - yet I had to leave for work early every morning `just in case` they decided to pull me over just because I lived in a `bad neighborhood`. I`m completely serious, I was stopped by the police on my way to work and when I asked why they pulled me over, that was their response: I live in a bad neighborhood. Then they held me in the back seat of their squad while they went through my car with a fine tooth comb because they were certain that the only reason I was out at that hour was that I must be buying or selling drugs. After half an hour went by without them finding anything on my person or in my car, they finally let me go on my way. But when you actually call them to an address where a crime was in progress they take over an hour to respond.

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Male 2,690
Oh and after watching again to see where 5cats pointed out the guy was ripping down the eviction notices...I also noticed he litters? SO INNOCENT!
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Male 2,690
Well I`m glad others noticed to point it out before me..he obviously was in the wrong before the camera turned on and possibly at the start of the filming? Also resisting arrest automatically makes you not innocent regardless of whatever happened previously. If you REALLY didn`t do anything wrong, and then DON`T resist arrest then you will out in no time and in a position to sue.
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Male 36,318
Just watched again, you can clearly SEE him doing it. The camera guy KNOWS what he`s doing too, and comments on it.
Clearly only an idiot believes he`s "done nothing wrong".

The whistle-blowing BIMBO needs a reality lesson! lolz!

Did anyone read his red shirt? Arrest him just for that.
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Male 1,404
I just have a picture stuck in my head.


Yep, that`s it.
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Male 506
I guarantee what you aren`t seeing in the 2 or 3 minutes prior to this video clip is the part where the officers tell this individual "If you don`t stop [insert crime], we will place you under arrest." Followed shortly by "Okay, that`s it. Sir, you are under arrest." and then knucklhead dashing off yelling "BOB! Quick! Grab the iPhone and film them arresting me! You rolling? Good...FALSE ARREST! I`VE DONE NOTHING WRONG!"

It`s a narrative through selective editing.
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Male 1,045
He resisted arrest, what did he expect?
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Male 36,318
You`re welcome @C_Frost!
For what I`m not sure, lolz! But still.

@Squrlz: He`s the guy screaming obscene words at the police at the start of the video. They were putting up eviction notices and HE was tearing them down, which is in fact illegal.
Here`s What OWS is doing Lately
Throwing condoms at Catholic School Girls. I kid you not!
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Male 506
@jamie76, Doubtful. I`m almost 40 now. Not once have I ever been close to being arrested. I really don`t see that happening in the remainder of my life because I`m not stupid enough to put myself into situations were I`m likely to be arrested.

But if I were, you`d better damn well believe I`m going to be the most cooperative suspect until my attorney arrives. Because if an officer of the law decides you`re going to be detained, you`re going to be detained. End of story.

These jackhats are deliberately instigating this kind of action and filming it exactly so they can put it up on the internet and get people all riled up about their cause. I sympathize with the cause, but they`re law-breakers and only allowed to camp in these public spaces against regulations exactly because we don`t live in a fascist society.
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Male 715
I hope everyone talking smack about cops can`t find one when they`ve been jacked by someone
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Male 550
When ever I go to OWS I think I may start carrying a bat with me
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Male 926
@Monsterzero

STFU...you wouldn`t have done anything either.
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Male 1,364
i love how there is always a generic woman screaming like shes witnessing genocide.
the white police woman was hot.
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Male 10,339
If you are running from the police saying "I HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG!", that is, in fact, something wrong.

RESISTING ARREST WILL GET YOU TAZED BITCHES!
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Female 267
*agrees with Squrlz4Sale and Gerry1of1* I`m sad to see the direction this country is going...
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Male 358
Seriously what kind of revolutionaries are these wimps?
Clearly they could have taken over the situation and subdued the ridiculously outnumbered cops.
But no...
They have no balls because they`re still programmed to obey authority figures, it`s instilled in their minds.
They will always be cows for the slaughter and never revolutionaries for change if they just stand by letting one of their own get beat while doing nothing but yelling.
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Male 37,888

Fatninja01 - [quote]"i should watch the news more" [/quote]
The news does not cover this stuff. I haven`t seen anything in months about Occupy movement, but it`s still there.
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Male 936
"The guy was fleeing, mouthing off and generally being non-cooperative. <b>Got 100% what he deserved</b>."


wrong as ussual
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Male 2,737
Where was the seizure?
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Female 1,894
@squirz4sale there are no ringleaders here. and those cops were not using their words. Not one word was said.
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Male 17,512
Jamie76: A police officer once said to me, these cuffs come off easier than they go on. Also the police have a right to detain a suspect until they can determine if a crime has been committed.

Putting someone in cuffs does not equal arrest, in fact, you can be under arrest without being put in handcuffs at all. It`s obvious you know nothing about due process or police procedure and what you think you know may one day get you in trouble.
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Male 136
thank you 5cats.
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Male 6,227
I haven`t read the facts on this incident (yet). But it appears to me that this was an operation organized by a precinct commander in advance. They went in with purpose after one person, had obviously planned who would grab him, who would taze him, and who would cuff him. My guess is an undercover police officer had infiltrated the protesters, identified the guy in red as a ringleader, and the decision was made to go after him.

If I find out otherwise, I`ll post again.

And a quick aside: It saddens me to see how quick many of you are to cheer on what are, essentially, gestapo tactics against young adults who are peacefully protesting economic injustice. That satisfies you on some level? I guess it does. ~Squrlz shakes head~
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Male 2,384
yea seriously drat the police
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Male 25,416
Is this stil goin on... wow. i should watch the news more...
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Male 37,888

Shelworth [quote]"The police don`t have to tell screaming bystanders why they are arresting someone. " [/quote]
Actually...You are right. Thanks to NDAA they can take you and detain you without any charge at all...indefinately.

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Male 599
Is this outlandishness still going on? I thought all these pretentious twats had gotten tired of roughing it and went home. They sure have made it longer than I thought.
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Male 36,318
Innocent??? LOLZ! He was breaking the law by removing legal notices. He shouted obsenities at the poilce!

This "innocent" word, you need to check the dictionary @fancy`s_asst.

@Jamie76: Control the situation FIRST! Detain if neccessary and THEN inform suspect of rights and charges.
The guy was fleeing, mouthing off and generally being non-cooperative. Got 100% what he deserved.
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Male 440
Resisting arrest. The police don`t have to tell screaming bystanders why they are arresting someone. Just calmly do what they say and you will be fine. You don`t get to pick and choose what laws you will obey. Dirty hippies!
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Female 695
yeah, he did nothing except resist arrest
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Male 2,345
Ruffiana

yea keep excusing this BS and one day when it is you and trust me, at this rate, one day it will, remember what you said here and if it really applies.
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Male 2,345
the police has a legal obligation to inform a person they are under arrest and what the charges are.

also, the police made no attempt to speak with the person before grabbing him and did not inform him what the issue was.

simply grabbing a person and throwing cuffs on them is wrong and a sure sign the police do not value due process or the rule of law.

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Male 1,754
Cops are corporate tools. It`s really weird they singled out ONE guy for anything out of that entire camp. Bunch of heroes.
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Male 2,627
@LuckyDave- Actually, it is NOT a crime to resist an illegal arrest- not that you still don`t get knocked around by cops, taken to jail and have your name in the system- so in the future you are singled out for suspicion for whatever.
Having said that, I continually get a kick out of a large crowd of people standing around letting a small group of people doing what the larger group considers to be wrong.
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Female 118
Looks like he was resisting arrest to me.
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Male 5
Damn the american police is weak they cant even arrest a single hippie without having to tase him. I guess they don`t learn allot at police academy
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Male 37,888

@ Ruffiana - the guy had been taking down their eviction notices, that`s why they went after him. You could hear him saying "why are you after me, why are you after me." If the police had said anything like "stop, freeze, halt, down-on-the-ground" we would have heard it. He was easily subdued with a cop holding each hand and not resisting when the 3rd cop tazered him from behind.... I`d say at the least this is innapropriate use of force.
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Male 506
@DingDingDong, He`s not being convicted, he`s being arrested.

Once an officer makes the decision to arrest you, go along peacefully. You can yell your damn head off all you want, but don`t try to run away, act aqgressively, wrestle with the cops, etc.

You will, at the very least, be charged for it if not tazed, pepper-sprayed, maced, physically wrestled to the ground.

Cops are people too. Like people, they`re not infalliable, but they`re trying to do their job and detain people who are breaking the law. For all you know those same cops might spend their weekends out protesting with OWS movements themselves.
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Male 506
@Gerry1of1, Nothing that you could hear on this particular video. Who`s to say there wasn`t an earlier confrontation that lead this small possee of officers to seek out this specific individual to arrest him.

Isn`t it possible that the two female officers were going to place him under arrest and he frittered off like a fairy. Prompting them to round up some backup and (in the world`s most boring footchase) actually follow through with their intent of placing him under arrest.

The fact that these officers are being taped by another observer and followed, as well as hearing this guy yelling near the very start indicates to me that you`re only catching the last half of this story.
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Male 1,289
Yeah, I`d say freaking out and shouting, "I have done nothing wrong!" as soon as you see police officers gives them probable cause to arrest him for pretty much any reason.
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Male 675
Ok, I`ll admit that they never vocalized that he was under arrest, or why he was under arrest until the very end, but the guy was about to break away from the police. The police woman had to make a split second decision, and while controversial it was effective. I do believe there is a case of wrongful arrest here because policy was not followed, but resisting arrest is also a crime.

By the way, a swastika is not a sign of evil, but a sign of peace. When Hitler turned it 45 degrees and made it the symbol of the Nazi regime it became a bad symbol; but let`s try to remember that most of the world can actually distinguish between a swastika of peace, and the Nazi swastika.

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Male 2,670
The First Rule of the New Revolution should be this:

1) Put on freaking PANTS. Not pajama bottoms. PANTS. Because if you don`t, no one will take you seriously when they see your video of the cops hauling you away, because you were wearing pajama pants. Tool.
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Male 1,511
Of course he`s innocent, he hasn`t been proven guilty yet. Don`t resist arrest and you won`t get tased. Although that cop can tase me anyday. Giggidy
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Male 17,512
They likely just wanted to peacefully talk to the jerk. When he started cussing them out and fighting them, he f*cked himself.

And by the way saying, "I did nothing wrong", is a sure sign to the police that you did it.
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Female 44
Resisting arrest. And he obviously did something wrong because he immediately freaked out when he saw the police, so he knew why they were after him. I thought the police acted pretty well in this case. They didn`t beat the various recorders or beat the dude. A quick taze to get him under control and then into the cop car.
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Male 7,329
Hmmm, let`s see:
-interfering with an officer
-resisting arrest
-assault on an officer of the law.
-failure to follow the instructions of an officer of the law.

i-a-b seems to have a strange definition of the word `innocent`. (You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.)

And of COURSE the `witnesses` said it was `unnecessary`. They are, after all, fellow idio...er `occupiers` and I heard that a few of the `witnesses` were actually present.
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Male 812
No-one is innocent.. But I must agree, they were doing it wrong.
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Male 337
You need to pay attention to your stereotypes texan. All of those protestors are liberals, and want gun control. All the people with guns think it is awesome when rich people use their money to screw them. Then they don`t even have the courtesy to give a reach around.
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Male 37,888

[quote]"If America ever gets up and straight up revolts- the cops in the cities are not going to last long." [/quote]
Which is why posse comitatus has been repealed.
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Male 42
If America ever gets up and straight up revolts- the cops in the cities are not going to last long. Imagine if that angry crowd at the end had tazers/ guns of their own.
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Male 3,909
All I saw was a guy who may or may not have done something wrong since that part was omitted from the video. Holding up you`re hands and saying "I`ve done nothing wrong" works until you start to walk away, they attempt to get custody of you and you pull away from them. That turns it into resisting arrest... dumba$$ should have just went peacefully if he really did nothing wrong and then slap em with a false arrest/imprisonment lawsuit.
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Male 37,888

They never said `stop`, `freeze`, `hands up`...nothing.
They just grabbed him so the could taser him.

gestappo tactics.

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Male 244
when will people learn that as much as you want to say drat the police it is aolmost always the police that do the drating - rule #1 being do not ever say anything like "i didnt do anything wrong" when they never asked you in the first place...
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Male 54
All I saw was some dumbass interfering with police work. Right at the beginning the cameraman says "somebody is ripping down the notices that the police gave us" followed by video of the man throwing the notices at the cops and calling them pigs.
Well deserved tase and arrest. Get a job, pay for your own poo and grow up you drating annoying hippie pussies
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Male 1,674
That was actually someone getting raped off camera by a dirty occupier. The police couldn`t respond to it because they were distracted by the douche who was resisting arrest.
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Male 35
Who`s the douchebag with the rape whistle? Wasn`t a cop.
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Male 1,674
also, i hear that after he was refused medical treatment the guy died. The police then mailed his body to his family in a burlap sack with his medical bill attached.
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Male 1,674
I don`t know - the cop who tased him was pretty hot.
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Male 48
Getting abit bored of insolent Americans getting arrested and shouting "what are you arresting me for"...just so the guy filming it can stick it on youtube and they look innocent. How about don`t live in a tent in your pyjamas in the middle of NYC or wherever it is. No sympathy.
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Male 5,811
Well, I`m not sure the tasing was completely out of line, since he was resisting, but I`d have to ask why they were after him in the first place...
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Male 677
F*cking twats.
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Male 715
he was pulling away from the cops, which is considered an act of aggression
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Female 1,780
Link: Police Tase Innocent Protester At Occupy DC [Rate Link] - The video does not lie, after the incident the man had a seizure, and was then refused medical treatment.
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