Indiana Police Threaten to Taser Blac...

Indiana Police Threaten to Taser Black Firefighter in the Face for Waving at Them

There are 131 comments on the Crooks and Liars story from Aug 16, 2013, titled Indiana Police Threaten to Taser Black Firefighter in the Face for Waving at Them. In it, Crooks and Liars reports that:

A police department in Indiana has launched an internal investigation after a firefighter said he was thrown to the ground and threatened with a Taser for waving at several officers, who thought he was flipping them off.

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Big Dave

Evansville, IN

#87 Aug 22, 2013
Legal Eagle wrote:
I guess the police having video of this was smart. Now will the city employee George Madison be held accountable for what he did?
No he won't be held accountable. And we all know why. I just watched the video and it is quite apparent who the problem was. I hope his church doesn't condone his foul language.
billfold

Newburgh, IN

#88 Aug 22, 2013
Big Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
No he won't be held accountable. And we all know why. I just watched the video and it is quite apparent who the problem was. I hope his church doesn't condone his foul language.
duh,there are reverends who do curse, i once heard rick van hoose say a curse word
lol

Dunmor, KY

#89 Aug 22, 2013
Big Dave wrote:
<quoted text>No he won't be held accountable. And we all know why. I just watched the video and it is quite apparent who the problem was. I hope his church doesn't condone his foul language.
Do you always blame the victim?
Big Dave

Evansville, IN

#90 Aug 22, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you always blame the victim?
Have you always been gay?
his brother friend

Bowling Green, KY

#91 Aug 22, 2013
Come on now that firefighter thought he was going to get paid!Im glad the case got dismissed!He should be fired from being a firefighter butt hole.
lol

Dunmor, KY

#92 Aug 22, 2013
Big Dave wrote:
<quoted text>Have you always been gay?
Nope ... Never been gay.
Liberals R Defective

Dublin, OH

#93 Aug 22, 2013
his brother friend wrote:
Come on now that firefighter thought he was going to get paid!Im glad the case got dismissed!He should be fired from being a firefighter butt hole.
He learned that tactic from Al and Jesse, the Justice Brothers.
One

Owensboro, KY

#94 Aug 22, 2013
How does the video some how justify the officers? it doesn't even start until after he was already cuffed, and one even admits they stopped because he waved. Which is pretty much what this whole debate is about.

And I said this days ago: I never believed the officers did something illegal. They can basically stop anyone for almost any reason, the way the law is written. But that doesn't make their actions "right". They over reacted that is pretty clear. It seems they test how far they push people constantly, "legally" of course.

George had every reason to be upset. Hell, he works with these guys, and they cuff him for a traffic violation and pull out a taser? Then don't even write a ticket..because they only stopped to hassle him, because he waved.
hellyeah

Evansville, IN

#95 Aug 22, 2013
One wrote:
How does the video some how justify the officers? it doesn't even start until after he was already cuffed, and one even admits they stopped because he waved. Which is pretty much what this whole debate is about.

And I said this days ago: I never believed the officers did something illegal. They can basically stop anyone for almost any reason, the way the law is written. But that doesn't make their actions "right". They over reacted that is pretty clear. It seems they test how far they push people constantly, "legally" of course.

George had every reason to be upset. Hell, he works with these guys, and they cuff him for a traffic violation and pull out a taser? Then don't even write a ticket..because they only stopped to hassle him, because he waved.
Exactly.
really

Burlington, KY

#98 Aug 22, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you always blame the victim?
how the hell are you calling this guy a victim? did he get hurt? he got put in cuffs and sat on the side of the road... happens every day, in every city in this country.
really

Burlington, KY

#99 Aug 22, 2013
One wrote:
How does the video some how justify the officers? it doesn't even start until after he was already cuffed, and one even admits they stopped because he waved. Which is pretty much what this whole debate is about.
And I said this days ago: I never believed the officers did something illegal. They can basically stop anyone for almost any reason, the way the law is written. But that doesn't make their actions "right". They over reacted that is pretty clear. It seems they test how far they push people constantly, "legally" of course.
George had every reason to be upset. Hell, he works with these guys, and they cuff him for a traffic violation and pull out a taser? Then don't even write a ticket..because they only stopped to hassle him, because he waved.
it seems to me he was put in cuffs because he couldn't control his bodily functions. lacked the self-control to stop, stand still and shut up. neither are hard to do, and they were perfectly within their rights to cuff him for the safety of everyone involved.
jeep

Newburgh, IN

#100 Aug 22, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>how the hell are you calling this guy a victim? did he get hurt? he got put in cuffs and sat on the side of the road... happens every day, in every city in this country.
you're a prime example how people turn out when sister and brother marry and procreate,now go back to your trailer park..trash
jeep

Newburgh, IN

#101 Aug 22, 2013
grand wizard ky wrote:
<quoted text> negro cant hide he black all negros good or bad when get angry revert back to chimp way of violence allways show true negro when angry deport to africa
you're a prime example how people turn out when sister and brother marry and procreate,now go back to your trailer park..trash
jeep

Newburgh, IN

#102 Aug 22, 2013
sorry really,my comment was toward that bigoted racist grand wizard ky.
lol

Dunmor, KY

#103 Aug 22, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>how the hell are you calling this guy a victim? did he get hurt? he got put in cuffs and sat on the side of the road... happens every day, in every city in this country.
Everyday when others get put in cuffs for waving at police, I call them victims too!!!
lol

Dunmor, KY

#105 Aug 22, 2013
jenna wrote:
<quoted text>aga..........i wish aa. All the best when trynna to flag them downn
Ah.......ummm..........what are you trying to say.........!
Corbin Bernsen

Evansville, IN

#106 Aug 22, 2013
Damn I wish they would have tased him.
lol

Dunmor, KY

#108 Aug 22, 2013
jenna wrote:
<quoted text>something like thata's..........agg(12)_jzust aa.......agg 8months agonon..........ansa.......... carrtops are my favorite to like hot wheels..........a kid alway have her pick
Ahhh.......... OK!
trayna

Evansville, IN

#109 Aug 22, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
So basically your comments only relevance is the fact that he's a black man?
or that he was a jerk, thinking he could use his pull with the Police Chief
lol

Cadiz, KY

#110 Aug 22, 2013
trayna wrote:
<quoted text>or that he was a jerk, thinking he could use his pull with the Police Chief
How do you know what he was thinking? You a mind reader?

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