Taser, pepper spray used as Texas pas...

Taser, pepper spray used as Texas pastor arrested

There are 48 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Taser, pepper spray used as Texas pastor arrested. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Police in Texas say they used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray on his congregants after the man interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot.

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“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08

Ronin

#43 Jul 22, 2009
The pastor interfered with an officer during a lawful traffic stop/investigation, when advised he would be arrested he pushed the officer, fled, and returned with 40 people ? He escalated the situation by his actions. There are many ways this could have played out...we have the luxury of being armchair quarterbacks...it could have turned out much uglier than this.

My opinion: Chalk this up to the pastor not minding his own business. The pastor could have easily waited until the officer was done with the traffic stop, THEN spoke with the officer and his church member.

“Happiness is an attitude”

Since: Nov 08

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#44 Jul 22, 2009
Sua Sponte wrote:
The pastor interfered with an officer during a lawful traffic stop/investigation, when advised he would be arrested he pushed the officer, fled, and returned with 40 people ? He escalated the situation by his actions. There are many ways this could have played out...we have the luxury of being armchair quarterbacks...it could have turned out much uglier than this.
My opinion: Chalk this up to the pastor not minding his own business. The pastor could have easily waited until the officer was done with the traffic stop, THEN spoke with the officer and his church member.
Good points, but go back to where you belong!!! LOL!:)

“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08

Ronin

#45 Jul 22, 2009
Allymaeshine wrote:
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Good points, but go back to where you belong!!! LOL!:)
Damn it sis, you never let me go anywhere !!! LOL!

“Happiness is an attitude”

Since: Nov 08

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#46 Jul 22, 2009
Sua Sponte wrote:
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Damn it sis, you never let me go anywhere !!! LOL!
Nope, I will track you down and put you in your place!! LOL!!!
Just asking

Inkster, MI

#49 Jul 23, 2009
What would Jesus say? He would probably be ashamed of the so called pastors actions. But then I'm a Muslim. We dues whats wes wants.
jack13

United States

#50 Jul 23, 2009
Everybody Knows wrote:
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Oh so because your grandparents are uncle toms I should assume that all black people have evolved from gun toting drug addicts to being hard working productive americans?
Once a bigot, always a bigot. One small fact you have overlooked, Per population, the percentage of white drug addicts is higher than the number of black drug addicts. That whites, per population, are more likely to be totting a gun than blacks. Have we whites evolved from these members of the white community? Just because a man is poor does not mean he is bad.
Faulty Reasoning

Santa Cruz, CA

#51 Jul 23, 2009
Police state is here wrote:
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My, what a good little toady you are. As Americans, we have rights, recognized in our Constitution, to question authority, especially when they are on our property. Cops are public employees. They are not independent inforcers entitled to run roughshod over the people they serve. They are not above those they serve and those they must challenge. They are held to a higher standard and tear gassing a congregation of elders and children along w/ tasering their pastor doesn't meet that higher standard.
But we are all being tested now, and many will choose to follow whoever has the guns and the money, whether they're cops or gang leaders, and too few will choose to challenge abuse of authority, again whether it's done by a cop or a gang leader. I've made my choice, you've made yours. What about the rest of you reading this?
You also have a right to mess with a bee hive, but you're probably going to get stung.

I've found that people like you usually have been arrested or have some screws loose. Or, perhaps your elevator does not stop at all the floors.
BGHOZ

United States

#53 Aug 24, 2009
proud to be blacker wrote:
<quoted text>my grandparents worked hard to raise all thirteen children and never received a dime from welfare, we are very proud people that do not mine working for our money we do not like a hand out. there are a few that make it bad for us. But we are not the one for making trouble and stealing from the system.
Nice respond...I hate the 'system',
glad to see you do too.

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