"Tase Him Again! Tase Him Tase Him Tase Him!": San Francisco BART in Action Against Man Fellow Passengers Said Was No Problem

From CBS Local San Francisco, transit police just doing their (unnecessary, in this case) job with unnecessary force:

Video has been obtained by KPIX 5 showing a BART police officer who repeatedly used a stun gun to subdue a passenger in front of other riders.

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A woman who witnessed the incident, who did not want to go on camera, told KPIX 5 the man was harmless and that the officer used the stun gun for no reason....

While witnesses were heard on the video saying the man had done nothing wrong and not bothering anyone, the officer used the stun gun on the passenger.

As riders look on, the video shows the man being dragged to the aisle. “Don’t move or I’ll tase you again,” the officer was heard saying.

But that was not the end. Moments later, the officer said to the man, “Get on your stomach or I’ll tase you again.”

Minutes pass and more officers arrive. As the man was being held down and handcuffed, the video shows the same officer using the stun gun on the passenger for five seconds.

Link to video.

Tasers can be potentially fatal weapons, as officers should well know. And BART's own policy says "that a stun gun can only be used if the suspect poses an immediate threat of bodily harm to the officer or another person."

Reason on tasers.

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  • ||

    "No reason"?! That brave officer is clearly protecting the passengers from a Negro.

  • Dave Krueger||

    And BART's own policy says "that a stun gun can only be used if the suspect poses an immediate threat of bodily harm to the officer or another person."

    "...or if, in your tiny egotistical neanderthal brain, you think it might be fun.

  • Dr. Paul Krugman||

    Just imagine the escalation if the man had a service dog...

  • Dave Krueger||

    I think the cop was probably just trying to provoke outrage so he can later sue for emotional distress and retire off the settlement.

  • Dweebston||

    Is the BART transit gig a graveyard for careers too toxic even for LAPD, or is the former aspiring to the dubious standard set by the latter?

  • Sevo||

    Dweebston|2.13.14 @ 7:03PM|#
    "Is the BART transit gig a graveyard for careers too toxic even for LAPD,"...

    I'm gonna defend a cop organization: The SFPD has made it a practice not to shoot dogs or storm residences for supposed drugs.
    According to some who work there, if you can't make the SFPD, you work for the SF Sheriff's Dept., and if you can't make that, it's private security and if...
    Then it's BART.

  • Dweebston||

    Let's put it this way: if I came across a BART cop on fire, I wouldn't douse him with my Big Gulp but I might finish it and piss him out.


  • Ted S.||

    Procedures were followed; nothing else happened; the cop had a family to go home to; Morgan Fairchild yada yada yada.

  • Killaz||

    It's a good thing they have gun control in San Fransisco. Who would not have felt the civic responsibility to shoot a cop attacking an unarmed person in their vicinity? Its a good thing no one was able to act on such impulsive revulsion at the barbaric behavior of the cops, otherwise it would be impossible for the largest organized gang law enforcement officers to keep the peace.

  • Dweebston||

    I'm imagining TSA agents, but armed.

    Somewhat unappealing.

  • Dr. Paul Krugman||

    It isn't assault when the perpetrator has a badge and a costume.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It sounds like using tasers as a compliance device is against their own policy. I thought policy was the LEO bible.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    Here is another AWESOME one.
    Cop arrests fireman as he is tending to injured at crash

    A fukin MAZING!

  • RishJoMo||

    Stupid PUNK cops! What a joke.



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