Chief: Tasing 76-year-old probably not 'best way'

There are 11 comments on the Aug 11, 2009, The Modesto Bee story titled Chief: Tasing 76-year-old probably not 'best way'. In it, The Modesto Bee reports that:

Glenrock Police Chief Tom Sweet said two officers "probably didn't do things the best way" when they used a Taser on a 76-year-old man driving an antique tractor in a parade.

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Beech Island, SC

#1 Aug 11, 2009
It's a darn good thing that the officers left their bullets in their other shirt pockets
Job Well Done

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Aug 11, 2009
Bet the dumb a$$ will follow orders next time.
mike

Camp Hill, PA

#3 Aug 12, 2009
It is getting to be the same ole on going attitude, the police say you have to do what I say, or I will taze you, or take you to jail, it is a wide speread sickness in the police attitudes. Bad officers need to be fired, charges filed, and given double sentences, they are entrusted with the responsibility. when they abuse it they should be held doubly responsible. I wonder how they would like their parents tazed.

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#4 Aug 12, 2009
The older ones really get pizzed don't they...!!!!???

They do twitch better then some of the contestants on 'So, You Think You Can Dance'...

See you in Vegas..!!!!
mis1967

Hazleton, PA

#5 Aug 12, 2009
Lucky for them his pace maker was knocked out of sync!
City

Plainsboro, NJ

#6 Aug 12, 2009
Cops are punks and they know it.
john doe 000069

Camp Hill, PA

#7 Aug 12, 2009
Why when the pigs do something wrong do they tell them to stay home but still pay them? They can never pick on people their own size.

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#8 Aug 12, 2009
Similar to a recent situation in Australia.

Two New Zealanders witnessed a beating and assited the victim. The cops found them onthe spot, tasererd them and arrested them.

They were convicted and returned home with a fresh record.

Never to return to Australia they said.

How can you go through an entire justice system without q's being raised?

Really, really bad lawyers for a start.
Crustyrusty

Winchester, KY

#9 Aug 21, 2009
C'mon, chief, just man up and admit your crew f***ed up instead of trying to hem and haw and issue a non-apology "apology".

And you wonder why the people don't trust the PoPo....
WildandWhacked

United States

#10 Aug 30, 2009
Crustyrusty wrote:
C'mon, chief, just man up and admit your crew f***ed up instead of trying to hem and haw and issue a non-apology "apology".
And you wonder why the people don't trust the PoPo....
No kidding CrustedRust.Bad Chief. Bad!
Careful-Reader

Corvallis, OR

#11 Sep 2, 2009
mike wrote:
It is getting to be the same ole on going attitude, the police say you have to do what I say, or I will taze you, or take you to jail, it is a wide speread sickness in the police attitudes. Bad officers need to be fired, charges filed, and given double sentences, they are entrusted with the responsibility. when they abuse it they should be held doubly responsible. I wonder how they would like their parents tazed.
Whether they are bad officers or not, disobeying them and then not expecting to shot is your own stupidity. Write these officers up when you don't give them justification for what they did...

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