Brickbat: Walk this Way

Ontario officials are investigating Mississauga police for using a Taser on an 80-year-old woman, causing her to fall and break her hip. Officials say officers had received calls that the woman was walking along a road.

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  • RBS||

    Ontario recently announced that it would allow local police forces to decide which officers can carry and use Tasers, after reviewing data that suggests their use results in "fewer significant injuries" to police and the public

    Officer safety is paramount.

  • Steve G||

    yeah, clearly the officer made the right call. No way he could have subdued her with his index finger and thumb or anything

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Their preliminary information indicates that Peel Regional Police had received calls about a woman walking along the road.

    Is this considered a serious crime in Canada?

    Ontario recently announced that it would allow local police forces to decide which officers can carry and use Tasers

    They chose...poorly.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    a woman walking along the road.
    Is this considered a serious crime in Canada?

    So Canada loves them some law and order, eh? She probably didn't pay her hydro.

  • Doctor Whom||

    We can't let old women just go out and walk along any road they feel like walking along. Just because anarchists have taken over Congress, that doesn't mean they get to take over Ontario, too.

  • Copernicus||

    I have reached an analogy:

    violence is to cops as blue balls is to normal men...

    If enough time goes by with "getting some", you will fuck up just about anyone.

    Solution: At least one/week, these balls in blue need to get in the Octagon and jack each other off.

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    That is a fine idea. Assistant DA's can clean up the octagon afterwards.

  • JeremyR||

    But those would be fair fights.

    They need someone they can beat up and bully, not simply fight...

  • Copernicus||

    Aren't there some popo wimmin they can practice on?

  • Snark Plissken||

    The SIU said that police spoke with the woman and "at some point" a Taser was deployed and the woman fell to the ground.

    Oh passive voice, what would the police do without you?

  • Copernicus||

    An LE Haiku (passive voice)

    Someone resisted.
    Shots were fired. Persons were hit.
    Procedures followed.

  • Snark Plissken||

    There once was a cop from Ontoket
    Who kept a Taser in his pocket
    Just a stunny stun stun
    With his 'lectricity gun
    And his cock shot off like a rocket

  • Swiss Servator - Gnome Slave||

    *rises to applaud Copernicus and Snark*

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Officer on scene
    Threatened, weapon discharges
    Returns home safely

  • Rich||

    On the ground, mofo.
    Resisting arrest, I see.
    Current events, now.

  • ||

    Bob Dylan was arrested a few years ago for walking around, but not tased. Which is probably a good thing. Probably.

    This is worth a read

  • JeremyR||

    I would not object much of Bruce Springsteen got tasered.

    Or Bon Jovi.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    The whole band?

  • Snark Plissken||

    They are the same person!

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    THANK YOU

  • KDN||

    Wait, seriously? THEY'RE NOT EVEN FROM THE SAME COUNTY!

    Also, JBJ is a much bigger douche. And at least Springsteen sticks to what he's good at rather than horrible country/rock fusion. God I hate Bon Jovi.

  • sarcasmic||

    What about Tom Petty and the Fart Knockers?

  • Steve G||

    Hmmm, read it twice and still couldn't find the part about Dylan being arrested. Perhaps my outrage meter isn't as finely calibrated as the author's.

  • KDN||

    It wasn't a real arrest. They just asked him to stop looking at the enormous, fancy houses, and implied arrest if he couldn't prove he belonged in town.

    This is typical shit in upper class NJ towns. Cops have nothing better to do, there's a ton of them, and they're just looking for ways to not be bored.

  • Swiss Servator - Gnome Slave||

    Anonybot, we don't know if she was inked up or not!

  • ||

    i thought she had a "Tase me" tramp stamp

  • Snark Plissken||

    "Tase me, bro"

  • Rich||

    using a Taser on an 80-year-old woman, causing her to fall and break her hip.

    Come on. Everyone knows old women break their hips, *then* fall.

    Serious question: Does training in the use of conductive energy weapons (CEWs) involve the officer having the experience of being Tased?

  • Rich||

  • UnCivilServant||

    I still want to go with Fully Disarmed cops and fully armed citizens. Maybe then we can get some feigned respect. (I don't expect real respect given the people we're talking about).

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Ladies and Gents, UCS has given me a vision, and here's the sudio:

    "You! With the badge! On the ground! Now!"

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Su-su-ssudio...

  • Ted S.||

    On the bright side, it's 8:25 AM and the Friday "Funnies" still hasn't shown up.

  • Lord Humungus||

    I'm sure it will time stamped from the past.

  • Swiss Servator - Gnome Slave||

    Oddly enough, I am NOT experiencing Bok withdrawl or Delirium Paynums, now that you mention it.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Friday Funnies has been replaced by the top 100 polls by Emily, posted individually.

  • Ted S.||

    Is that really any worse than the other posters continually flogging their latest book?

  • crashland||

    I thought this was the Friday funny. Come on, nobody would taser grandma, that's ridiculous.

  • sarcasmic||

    Tasing an 80yr old woman? So manly! *swoon*

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Heroic Officer
    Abuse women, chilruns
    And kill cute puppies

  • Palin's Buttplug||

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    “If a $2 trillion-plus Fed balance sheet couldn’t create overheated price levels and $5,000 gold, you can guess what a shrinking Fed balance sheet with increasing interest rates will do it gold,”

  • VG Zaytsev||

    ...a shrinking Fed balance sheet ...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHA

  • fish||

    Wow....Yahoo Finance.....damn shreek I'm sorry I doubted your financial prowess....you really are an "insider".

  • Rich||

    Don't be so smug, VG. Every time someone handles that piece of paper some more rubs off.

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    Assume that the Fed is going to stop printing money, and that the rupee stays in the shitter for 3 years, and maybe $650 isn't a crazy target. But I have no idea why you would put money on either of those assumptions.

  • sarcasmic||

    BOOOOOOOSH!

  • Rich||

    At the moment, positive economic data such as unemployment are perceived to be negative for gold.

    "At the moment"? So, economic "laws" are time-dependent?

  • ||

    Walking in public? That's a taserin'

  • Paul.||

    In Seattle, it's a shootin'.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcxqyp2wOzE

  • Slammer||

    The morning links may have been tased

  • Snark Plissken||

    I blame Kurt.

  • ||

    When this story first came out "sources" said that the 80 year old woman was chasing her husband down the street with a meat cleaver, then it was downgraded to a bread knife, and then finally the woman's daughter pointed out that her father had been dead for 12 years and her mother lived alone. But procedures were followed, don't worry.

  • Paul.||

    Why didn't they just shoot her?

  • Robert||

    Not as good muscle jerking.

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