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Cops Taze Deaf Man

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According to the lawsuit, Meister was retrieving boxes he had left at a friend’s house when police, alerted by a neighbor to a possible burglary, arrived.

Officers Jeffrey Salmon, Jeffrey Tysl, Erica Bristow, and Mark Hultgren allegedly ordered Meister to stop loading the boxes into his car, but Meister could not hear the order. One of the officers then grabbed Meister by the hand, who responded by attempting to use American Sign Language to communicate with the officer.

The officers interpreted his sudden movements as resistance, so they “struck Meister with fists and feet, and forcibly took him to the ground.” Once he was on the ground, one of the officers allegedly shot him twice with a taser. Another officer then delivered a “drive stun” to Meister’s abdomen.

They continued to beat Meister until he was unconscious, then escorted him to the hospital, where he was charged with assaulting the officers. The charge was later dropped

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Who Will Be Next? Blind Man Tazered in UK.

Police officer who tasered a blind man because he thought white stick was a samurai sword will NOT face criminal charges

http://www.dailymail...al-charges.html

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how can you escort an

Who Will Be Next? Blind Man Tazered in UK.

Police officer who tasered a blind man because he thought white stick was a samurai sword will NOT face criminal charges

http://www.dailymail...al-charges.html

I think that was because some of the public thought it was a sword.

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You have a right to be stunned.Any thing you do will be zapped against you.

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how can you escort an

I think that was because some of the public thought it was a sword.

I think you have got to be dumb to mistake a white stick for a samurai sword,there is no way excusing this and it sucks that the officer wasn't charged.

Law Enforcement always look after their own....

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He should've listened to the cops.

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Too cruel, man. :-*

What another sad comment on the strength and widespread nature of police misbehavior. The Lucifer Effect in play....

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noting unusual in police behavior, just look at the name, they are there to POLICE(verb) you, not to protect you. and signs on police cars "protect and serve" is nothing but lie. btw, they are allowed by law to lie to you.

we just have to look at police as they really are, not what they want you to think they are.

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noting unusual in police behavior, just look at the name, they are there to POLICE(verb) you, not to protect you. and signs on police cars "protect and serve" is nothing but lie. btw, they are allowed by law to lie to you.

we just have to look at police as they really are, not what they want you to think they are.

Does that mean they should be exlcluded from the use of good or fair judgement? There is just no good excuse. I would be able to understand it if they subdued this man, and then figured out he was deaf, but this is a case of four people beating someone to unconciousness for no good reason. This goes past misunderstanding to the point that it is sheer sadism, plain and simple. These cops should get psyche evaluations to determine if they are capable of discerning right behaviour from wrong behaviour.

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it should not, but in reality they have almost no accountability, and laws make them more important than you or me.

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Well, they say you never hear the one that takes you down....

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No excuse for such stupidity and cruelty. Once it's determined that a person is not a threat... cool it with those sorts of Procedures ! It's wrong.

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This is simply another demonstration of how, sad to report, the US is very much a police state. Yes, definitions and discussion is in order, but the evidence is rather strong that we have a police state in this country today, and have had for a number of years.

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This is simply another demonstration of how, sad to report, the US is very much a police state. Yes, definitions and discussion is in order, but the evidence is rather strong that we have a police state in this country today, and have had for a number of years.

sorry to disagree, that is another example of how incompetent and paranoid the American society in general has become.

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sorry to disagree, that is another example of how incompetent and paranoid the American society in general has become.

police state

noun

: a country in which the activities of the people are strictly controlled by the government with the help of a police force

Full Definition of POLICE STATE

: a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures

Sounds like you're the one who's mistaken Mark.

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police state

noun

: a country in which the activities of the people are strictly controlled by the government with the help of a police force

Full Definition of POLICE STATE

: a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures

Sounds like you're the one who's mistaken Mark.

That a singular case (or even 10% of the cases) are police brutality, incompetence or injustice does not make it a police state unless those actions are expressively condoned by law.

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Will there be a hearing?

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Will there be a hearing?

no idea, but if the state attorney is worth being reelected there better be.

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Why don't cops have some basic understanding of sign language? I don't mean sign fluently, but part of their job is knowing when someone is being threatening with their hands, flashing gang signs, tossing evidence.... One would think sign language would be part of the training, if only how to tell that from other things.

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From January 2010 through December 2010 the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project recorded 4,861 unique reports of police misconduct that involved 6,613 sworn law enforcement officers and 6,826 alleged victims.

  • 4,861 – Unique reports of police misconduct tracked
  • 6,613 - Number of sworn law enforcement officers involved (354 were agency leaders such as chiefs or sheriffs)
  • 6,826 - Number of alleged victims involved
  • 247 – Number of fatalities associated with tracked reports
  • $346,512,800 – Estimated amount spent on misconduct-related civil judgments and settlements excluding sealed settlements, court costs, and attorney fees.

http://www.policemisconduct.net/2010-npmsrp-police-misconduct-statistical-report/#_Conclusion

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