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    Pennsylvania Officer Tases Suspect in the Back Because He Didn't Cross His Ankles Quickly Enough

    A Pennsylvania police officer tased a sitting suspect in the back, and video of the incident is going viral.

    A Facebook video shows a man since identified as Sean Williams, 27, on a sidewalk as a Lancaster police officer, identified as Philip Bernot, gives him instructions to sit on the curb.

    Bernot can be seen pointing his Electronic Control Device (ECD) towards Williams while he speaks. Bernot tells Williams to put his legs "straight out," which he does. Bernot then tells Williams to cross his ankles. As Williams begins to pull his legs back, Bernot, who is standing behind the seated man, shoots his ECD into Williams' back.

    "Oh come on, bruh. You're really going to tase him? He was sitting down," shouts the bystander who captured the incident on camera. "That's crazy. That's why I record everything."

    Lancaster Mayor Danene responded to the incident after the video circulated. Sorace said in her own Facebook video that she was "upset" by the initial video. She went on to say that the use of force was taken "very seriously" and announced an investigation was underway. Sorace also mentioned communication with civil rights groups and confirmed her support for a body camera initiative.

    A report from the Lancaster police offers one explanation for the events leading up to the tasing. An Officer Mazzante responded to an initial call in the area about a disturbance. The caller accused Williams of going after them on the street. Mazzante came across a group fitting the caller's description and told Williams to sit down after he repeatedly told one of the females in the group that he wanted his Social Security card.

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    https://reason.com/blog/2018/06/29/p...officer-tasing
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    The officer needs more training. This will prevent an accident like this from happening in the future(not sure about other officers though)
    BIGGER EMOJIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    "Lancaster Mayor Danene responded to the incident after the video circulated."
    . . . at 2.7 million views over what, four days ?

    Even if being detained . . . and especially as in a prisoner situation -
    there are rights granted by the 14th Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment by the police state.

    Probably only after these police agencies start getting sued for their negligent indifference, and the municipalities have to
    divert more revenues to legal costs, settlements, and punitive damages payments will they change their "training".
    Last edited by Jan2017; 07-02-2018 at 06:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan2017 View Post
    "Lancaster Mayor Danene responded to the incident after the video circulated."
    . . . at 2.7 million views over what, four days ?

    Even if being detained . . . and especially as in a prisoner situation -
    there are rights granted by the 14th Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment by the police state.

    Probably only after these police agencies start getting sued for their negligent indifference, and the municipalities have to
    divert more revenues to legal costs, settlements, and punitive damages payments will they change their "training".
    Agreed! All settlements should have to come directly out or the allocated police budget.

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    A Lancaster police officer who used a Taser on an unarmed man sitting on a curb will not be suspended or fired, city Mayor Danene Sorace said.

    An investigation into the incident which was captured in a now-viral video is ongoing, but Officer Philip Bernot was justified in the use of force based on current Taser policies, Sorace said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

    Sorace previously issued a statement through the City of Lancaster's PA Government Facebook page saying "Like you, when I saw the video, I was upset by it."

    However, changes are coming, the mayor said, and a new policy will allow an officer to use a Taser only if he is faced with "direct physical confrontation."

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    https://www.11alive.com/article/news...source=twitter
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    Agreed! All settlements should have to come directly out or the allocated police budget.
    screw that, come out of the police pension fund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    screw that, come out of the police pension fund.
    even better.



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