She was pulled over for doing 60mph in a 45mph zone. Said she wanted to be arrested, refused to sign her ticket, the cop told her 9 times to comply and she thought she didn't have to and tried to get back into her car to leave! So he finally tasered her. I say, "If not but for her actions" this would not have happened and age does not make her deserve a different set of rules? I agree with the officer. What about you?
It's amazing the number of people who object to the officer's judgement simply based on the fact that the woman is elderly. She broke the law and then was extremely belligerent about it. Also, it is not the officer's job to decide if she could possibly have a medical condition. Sure he could have physically pinned her to the ground but then he might have broken her hip. If that were the case, you'd all be bitching about that too.
Bottom line is that she forced the officer into a situation that was less than ideal. He used the skills that he was taught to apprehend her. He was doing the job that he was trained to do.
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 AM on Jun. 11, 2009
I do not think she was right. Not obeying the police officer. But I do not think the police officer was right either..His people skills are bad. I do not think tazing her was neccesary. He could have delt with her differently. He could of killed her.
Answer by louise2 at 6:55 AM on Jun. 11, 2009
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Answer by vicesix at 8:32 AM on Jun. 11, 2009
FIRST OF ALL - a 70 year old woman has a MUCH higher risk ot developing a heart attack from a tazer gun. He should have just arrested her. She asked to be arrested, & he should have. He easily could have told her to put her hands behind her back, He ALSO could have easily called another deputy to assist him. He should not have tezed her. I don't believe in tazing anyway. In japan, what they do is throw a sheet over you & tie it at the botton so you can not get out. That is a MUCH more humane way to deal with someone who is out of control.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:38 AM on Jun. 11, 2009