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Texas Deputies Tase Wheelchair-Bound Woman Who Had Been Recording Them

Sheketha Holman was tased while in her wheelchair after video recording officers arresting her daughter. She claims she was tased again while handcuffed.

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Sheketha Holman, 36, was tased by Harris County Sheriff's deputies while sitting in her wheelchair after shooting cellphone video footage of her pregnant daughter being arrested.

Holman told KHOU-TV that the incident—which took place at a gas station earlier this month—transpired while her daughter was being arrested for marijuana possession and criminal mischief. Holman says, "They were grabbing her handcuffs and ramming her into the back of the car. I was like, 'Hey! Hey! Don't do that! She's pregnant!"

From there, Holman began shooting video of the arrest from her wheelchair, to which officers told her she was trespassing and directed her to leave the area.

Surveillance video footage (which does not contain audio) of the incident shows Holman wheeling herself away from the officers and toward a car. A deputy grabs the phone from Holman, throws it through the car window, and attempts to place Holman in custody as two other officers approach. After one officer attempts to put Holman's arm behind her back, causing her obvious pain, another officer tases her from behind, forcing her to fall out of her wheelchair.

Holman, who is not a paraplegic, has regularly used a wheelchair for several years following a car accident and back surgery. She claims she was tased again while handcuffed and on the ground, which the Harris County Sheriff's Department denies. Holman was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

KTRK-TV reports that a Sheriff's Department internal affairs investigation into the incident is pending, but that a spokesperson told them department policy is that "a deputy can use a taser when he or she feels a person is out of control or not complying."

Watch surveillance footage of the incident below:

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  1. KTRK-TV reports that a Sheriff’s Department internal affairs investigation into the incident is pending, but that a spokesperson told them department policy is that “a deputy can use a taser when he or she feels a person is out of control or not complying.”

    Who wouldn’t trust a policy based on feelings?

  2. […] a spokesperson told them department policy is that “a deputy can use a taser when he or she feels a person is out of control or not complying.”

    Which is another way to say that Contempt Of Cop is a de facto punishable offense.

    Holman began shooting video of the arrest from her wheelchair, to which officers told her she was trespassing and directed her to leave the area.

    I guess the police officers bought majority shares of stock issued by the gas station. Otherwise, the notion that the wheelchair-bound woman was “trespassing” is an obvious fabrication.

    1. Yeah that was my thought too. That looked like a pretty public parking area to me. I guess “trespassing” is cop-speak for “fuck you”.

      1. Like the Arctic aboriginals have a multitude of terms for snow, the cop language posseses an extensive lexicon of nuanced terms that roughly translate into English as “Fuck You, That’s Why”.

        #funfact #themoreyouknow

    2. Contempt-of-cop was always a punishable offense. A big portion of the public like it that way too. Lots of people like the-process-is-the-punishment. Lots like the fact that convicts kill one another and rape one another in prison. The public is a mob and a mob likes vigilante justice, and the boys in blue enjoy being given an opportunity to deliver it with the approval of policy.

  3. “a deputy can use a taser when he or she feels a person is out of control or not complying.”

    DANCE!

    ..what?

    I SAID DANCE! *snaps Taser* DANCE, OR RIDE THE LIGHTNING!

    1. +1 Lars Ulrich

  4. Brave Boys, keep up the brave work, me laddies. Buck Up, Brave Hearts!

  5. I lived in a Houston apartment complex next to a cop who doubled as security (for free rent). He told me that the standard police term for the public was “turds.”

    1. Yet, he and his brethren who eat at the public trough and do not make or produce anything upon a voluntary and consensual basis are special.

  6. It’s also a good sign when it’s required your armed public servants’ faces be obscured while their target’s remain fully visible.

    1. It’s almost like their identities must be kept…secret.

  7. Stop trying to hold the police accountable like a thug and you won’t be treated like a thug.

  8. I’m sure the sex after this is just amazing, if the special training officers who dangle that in front of them is to be believed. The part I find confusing is, who are the cops fucking? What homo sapiens sapiens is all, “Wow, the way you took down that wheelchair-bound/pregnant woman, big boy, TAKE ME NOW.”

    .

    1. What makes you think it’s gonna be consensual?

    2. What makes you think it’s gonna be human?

      1. Couldn’t be, anyone that attacks an old lady in a wheelchair like that can’t be human. And everyone else should treat them as they treat dogs

      2. I assume they shoot the dogs that bite.

  9. Great, now Dunphy’s gonna migrate in here from the Pryor thread and brag about his settlement some more.

    1. It should be noted once again that Dunphy isn’t real. He’s a sock puppet account who was caught a long time ago responding to/arguing with himself without changing handles.

  10. Cue SIV and Francisco:

    “It was a good taze.”

    1. Wha?

      Me thinks you’re confused.

  11. Are you trying to imply that a wheelchair bound person cannot be as dangerous as a surplus-appendaged suspect, cisabelistshitlord?

    1. “…surplus-appendaged suspect,…”

      I think Shiva would have the upper hand.

      1. And the lower hands as well.

    2. Only if they’re in an electric wheelchair. Those fuckers can get up to a pretty decent speed and have hella mass behind them.

      Plus, the footrests are at exactly the right height to break shins.

  12. RE: Texas Deputies Tase Wheelchair-Bound Woman Who Had Been Recording Them
    Sheketha Holman was tased while in her wheelchair after video recording officers arresting her daughter. She claims she was tased again while handcuffed.

    This is not what happened. The woman was demonically possessed, and the Texas deputies were quick enough to recognize Lucifer was in the poor woman’s body. However, the deputies could not employ the Roman Ritual due to separation of state and church limitations. So they had to use the policeman’s form of exorcism by tasering her. Fortunately, they did not have to escalate the exorcism by beating or shooting her. This way, the woman wouldn’t have gotten out of her wheelchair, shot the deputies, destroy all the oil wells in Texas, collapse our economy, melt the polar caps, blot out the sun and rise Castro from the dead. We should all thank those quick thinking deputies for their professionalism in this matter.

    1. “And now, the rest of the story!

      1. “Good Day.”

  13. What was that great rule that should probably be brought back? An eye for an eye? Yeah that’s it.

    1. How about a taze for a taze to the balls followed up with a fresh battery, fire, taze repeat to the heroic public servant.

  14. The comments at the TV news site are… uninspiring. Loads of no-shit bigots applauding police abuse.

  15. …her daughter was being arrested for marijuana possession and criminal mischief.

    Well, at least it’s good to know it was in service of detaining a dangerous fugitive.

    1. at least it wasn’t something frivolous, like shenanigans.

      1. Criminal Mischief is the unlawful destruction or damage to private property. Usually a misdemeanor, but can be felony in TX if damage is over ($1,500?).
        It pass the monocle test.

  16. . . . to which officers told her she was trespassing and directed her to leave the area.

    . . .

    . . . department policy is that “a deputy can use a taser when he or she feels a person is out of control or not complying.”

    We’ll ignore that:

    a) Its not a privilege of the LEO’s to *determine* whether or not you’re trespassing on private property. That is a right reserved solely to the owner and his agents.

    b) She was complying with the unlawful order when attacked by the LEO’s.

    1. Oh gawd. As for (a), there’s all kinds of businesses around here (along with the park on private property near my mom’s house that I take my daughter to sometimes) with signs that say that the Sheriff’s Department can basically tell anybody on the property that they’re trespassing, and that you’re subject to arrest if you don’t comply.

      1. In that case the owner has designated the SO as an agent. Absent that designation they don’t have the privilege of deciding whether or not you’re trespasser.

        Even rolling up on you at 2 am in the parking lot of a closed store – if they give you shit about being there its because they’re *assuming* that you’re trespassing and the owner will retroactively cover them. Its not like they’ll call the guy to confirm.

    2. “That is a right reserved solely to the owner and his agents.”

      Tough spot (not really) for that property owner. Piss off cops, who are known grudge phuckers, or the local customers by trespassing the woman retroactively (if that is the case).

  17. BUT THEY’RE HEROES, GUYS.

  18. Sheketha Holman, 36, was tased by Harris County Sheriff‘s deputies

    I think I spotted the problem.

  19. There may be times it makes sense for an officer to grab something out of your hand, like if you’re waving a blunt object as if threatening to hit someone. But casually grabbing someone’s cell phone and tossing it away, that’s some Gestapo crap.

    Is the excuse going to be that she was brandishing it like a weapon?

  20. Did the cops giggle like Tommy Udo afterwards?

    1. +1 kiss of death

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