she didn't die so it was non-lethal. hardly the point isn't it. I feel that in this situation it was not necessary to taser her. Rather this situation was created by the flux of people who thought that batons too brutal. Im not saying the police officer should have used a baton either just in general. Either way don't run from the police it is never good.I think the designers of these weapons need a refresher course into what exactly "non-lethal" means...
Don't think he wanted to taser a 14 year old much less in the head. Rather think he aimed at her back and fired hitting her in the rear of her head. He used his taser because he did not want to inappropriately touch a 14 year old girl. Ironic eh!Why you would tazer a 14 year old is beyond me and it's even worse that she was tazered in the head. If this is the first reported instance of someone being hit in the head, for all the police officer knew she could have been killed or at least given severed brain damage.
Nobody has said that, don't put words in peoples mouth.Your augment is you should run from the police and see what happens?
I don't want to waste my time typing out a response to such an asinine statement.Putting a cliche and over used photo is not a comment.
How can you not see that everyone in this thread agrees that it was stupid to use a tazer in this situation. You are the one who keeps implying it was the girls fault for merely running away.How do you not see the irony and stupidity of using a taser rather than using physical force to subdue her?
Im not implying it. It was the girls fault. Her action precipitated the action of the police officer. The duty of the officer was to stop her from being a danger to her self in this case. Her legal guardian brought her to the police because of a domestic dispute. The officer told her to stop and warned her of the force to be used. We agree that the officer probably should not have used a taser but the officer had to stop her.You are the one who keeps implying it was the girls fault for merely running away.
I agree. The officer definitely pushed the envelope way too far and of course he should not have tased her, especially in the head. However, it is true that if the girl hadn't tried to run away then the officer would have had no reason to tase her at all. That's not really the point though; we're discussing the officer overreacting, not the reason why he had to react in the first place.Im not implying it. It was the girls fault. Her action precipitated the action of the police officer.
The topic is the inappropriate use of a tazer and it is not the girls fault how the police officer reacted, which is my point of contention. Her actions may have justified some reaction but certainly did not justify the reaction that took place.Her action precipitated the action of the police officer..