Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WAR IS PEACE; FREEDOM IS SLAVERY; IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

we have illegal wiretapping, "free-speech zones", arrest without charges, torture, and now we can all be tasered for asking a question. Yes, here in the Land of The Free, we get to do anything we want, as long as we stay in compliance, never resist arrest, and act like sheep before a benevolent, all-powerful government. They can read your emails, listen to your phone calls, arrest you without charges, torture you, search your bags and bust down your doors. But don't worry, it's for your own good.

So sleep well America, Big Brother is watching over you.

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

1 comment:

Justin said...

Later reports show that the student in question skipped the line after questions were over to get there. This is why the police were already behind him at the start of the video most people have seen.

He was not cooperative with the officers when they tried removing him. Elbows flying everywhere. The proper response, when asked to leave, would have been hands at the side and directly marching out of the building.

Finally, when the officers did put him on the ground near the exit it appears that he locked his hands under his body. According to this guy, a police officer that I have come to respect, NOBODY gets up from that position without being cuffed. Face down, hand beneath you is a good way of retrieving a weapon.

Having a fair amount of experience (9 years of wrestling) dealing with guys that have their hands locked together under their bodies I must say: A taser seems like a reasonable way of getting them unlocked. I could detail this further, but the only way the officers could have turned the guy over and broke his grip would be using a technique I personally saw dislocate a man's rib from his sternum. It wasn't common, but it did happen once within my view. The odds of this happening when there are more than 2 parties involved would have to be higher. All it would take is one officer sitting with a knee on the guy's ass-cheek opposite the direction the turning officer would be attempting to move the man to make it an assured outcome.

Now, I think the cops were IDIOTS for making a physical situation out of the thing, but once they did the student should have taken his place. He was not tased for asking a question, he was tased because he was taken into custody after acting out of order and then resisting the lawful orders of an officer.

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