Mother sues police over stun-gun fall...

Mother sues police over stun-gun fall | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 153 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 1, 2010, titled Mother sues police over stun-gun fall | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

For a split second, Matthew T. Hook appears to pause in midair, his muscles paralyzed by electricity, before plunging more than 8 feet to the ground, headfirst.

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hitterg

Richfield, WI

#142 Dec 4, 2010
Wolf2510 wrote:
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and i hope he gets a raise....
im curious as to how you react when you have a split second to make a decision like that.....would you be perfect?
it really is a simple matter.....DONT RUN FRON THE POLICE....dont steal...i have no simpathy for him...and for his family to sue?...thats the dumbest act of all...
Really? Are you that dense that you would think EVERYONE is a cop or has gone through law enforcement training? What the hell does it matter what a regular civilian would do in a split second decision situation? The fact is, the person firing the taser was a POLICE OFFICER! Maybe that is something you missed. Not only was he supposed to have gone through formal training for situations like this, but our tax dollars also paid for all of the training that he received after being hired as a cop, which most likely included training on Non-lethal weapons.
Am I saying that the robbery suspect was in the right? No, of course not! What I am saying is these cops need to figure out when to properly use either deadly or less-than-deadly force! We do not need 6 year old children tasered or non-violent, non-threatening mothers tasered in front of her kids! Yes, both of these situations have really happened and have been documented. Hell, I just saw a story a while back about a 76 year old man who was tasered five times while riding his antique tractor in a small town parade because he argued where a city parade ended with a cop! The cops were quoted saying the reason they tased him is that "At the time, it was very close to having a riot right there, and that would have created a full scale riot". Their quote, not mine. Where does this Shit end? If this guy was seen as really being that dangerous, maybe he should have been shot, either ON THE GROUND with the taser, or, the cop could have clipped him with his sidearm in maybe the leg, ass or back. Otherwise, I would think that the cop would not have gone for a head shot with his sidearm, but rather gone Center Mass, as the training dictates.
ABC

Reynoldsburg, OH

#143 Dec 4, 2010
zerocool wrote:
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I thought I was wearing you girl as a hat! She loves when I rub my bald head in it.
Take a hike,Meth Head.
Go back to tatting your spotty boyfriend's hose.

Since: Jan 10

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#144 Dec 6, 2010
ABC wrote:
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That's a pretty good trick you do there,Jeffy.
Mindlessly peck away at your soiled keyboard while wearing your ayss for a hat.
"Chowder" stands for what's between the OTHER Aysshat's ears,as well as your own.
Let's see how the Civil Action plays out to see who's more tuned into Reality,m'kay?
I'll give 5 to 1 that she wins,and wins BIG.
Is this in defense of the mother? Or is there as vendetta? I don't even know what this forum is for if we are going to resort to petty name calling to prove police officer's innocence or guilt!
you are CLUELESS

Columbus, OH

#145 Dec 10, 2010
seriously shut your mouths. you dont know him.. you have not been sitting in his hospital room as the months go by. You havent seen the extent to his injuries. Mind your own business.. You dont know his family... you dont know the situation so stop acting like you do. there is alot that you dont know so stop acting like you do.

Get a life.

Since: Jan 10

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#146 Dec 10, 2010
you are CLUELESS wrote:
seriously shut your mouths. you dont know him.. you have not been sitting in his hospital room as the months go by. You havent seen the extent to his injuries. Mind your own business.. You dont know his family... you dont know the situation so stop acting like you do. there is alot that you dont know so stop acting like you do.
Get a life.
Please enlighten us. Nobody is pretending they know him. We are going by his actions.

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

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#147 Dec 10, 2010
The new American Dream.

Become a two bit thief and find a crooked attorney. Become rich so you don't have to be a crook anymore.
George from Westerville

Delphos, OH

#148 Dec 11, 2010
Well deserved!! PUNK!!
dave

Columbus, OH

#149 Dec 14, 2010
you people dont deserve to know the truth.. none of this concerns you...lay off... have fun ranting about an issue that you dont know about.. clearly you dont have lives sitting on her and going back and forth.. you guys are cool.
Chowder wrote:
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Please enlighten us. Nobody is pretending they know him. We are going by his actions.
-----------GAR-- ----142

Columbus, OH

#150 Dec 14, 2010
I didn't have time to read all the posts, so forgive me if these questions have already been asked.

Is Mom (and her mouth piece) also suing the manufacturer of the fence, erectors and property owner for putting that fence in the way of her sons escape route?

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#151 Dec 14, 2010
dave wrote:
you people dont deserve to know the truth.. none of this concerns you...lay off... have fun ranting about an issue that you dont know about.. clearly you dont have lives sitting on her and going back and forth.. you guys are cool.
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SInce the issue deals with employees paid by taxes actually we do deserve the truth.

You must have some free time on your couch too!
zerocool

Grove City, OH

#152 Jan 7, 2011
----------GAR------142 wrote:
I didn't have time to read all the posts, so forgive me if these questions have already been asked.
Is Mom (and her mouth piece) also suing the manufacturer of the fence, erectors and property owner for putting that fence in the way of her sons escape route?
You know that's a great point.... I didn't think of that!

Injoy your bed buddy... You made it.....

How does it feel to see people walk and you can't now?

Because your a D.U.M.B.S.H.I.T.......
sheila

Columbus, OH

#153 Feb 28, 2011
This is what is wrong with this country, robbers and thieves sue and we the taxpayers end up paying for their useless families and their healthcare. Addiction was the cause of this tradgedy. I am sure it runs rampant throughout the family.
Cop plays Batman

Phoenix, AZ

#154 Feb 1, 2014
another voice wrote:
How can we the citizens sue the car stealing thief and his money to recover monetary damages associated with catching the thief as well as punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress for each and every law abiding taxpayer that was endangered by Matt's actions?
A wise person has often been quoted as saying "If you cant do the time, don't do the crime" and the same holds for little Matthew Hook. Am I sorry that HIS OWN ACTIONS LEAD TO HIS CURRENT STATE? Absolutely not.
Please put me on the jury and I will guarantee vengeance for society and award damages against Hook and his family!
Stop rewarding criminals and their families.
So you believe in the death penalty... and you also believe every criminal is guilty ....
Its people like you that have their very opinion thrown into the public, that are truly the cancer of our society. First you want to be on Jury Duty so you are probably unemployed(going off assumptions like you did is a lot of fun). Second do I believe criminals should be rewarded never but this isnt about Matthew's crime its about the actions of an over zealous officer with a BATMAN complex....if you cant catch them then put it down....Matthew is this way because he was quick enough to get away and Batman decided to use his bat tazer. Going by your thoughts and some like you its stated that if someone is fleeing even if the offense is minor the probability of unleashing a force upon the suspect that could do damaging affects is acceptable...please get off your high horse no small crime or any crime for that matter in our society dictates this type of action unless harm is posed....Matthew was fleeing for his life and ended up being dramatically affected.... however I am sure you have never been in your car and went over the speed limit, if you did i hope cops shot your tires out for breaking the law.... do you see how you guys sound like morons?

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