Bravery in blue, or in the words of the macho koppers, this nearly 90 year old sickly bitch tethered to the oxygen machine was just asking for a good taze job and some good clobbering and some metal bracelets across those black-bluish bony wrists: the bitch was damnwell manifesting an aggressive posture

Posted: June 26, 2010 in Crime
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Increasingly (I’ve read probably a hundred police brutality stories this past year), this is the state of American police, in this particular story, the El Reno, Oaklahoma police: The tactical situation was daunting; at this

Keystone Kops victim

point, the police had only a 10-1 advantage over a subject who — according to Duran’s official report — had taken an “aggressive posture” in her hospital bed. The sacred imperative of “officer safety” dictated that the subject be thoroughly softened up in order to minimize resistance…Understandably alarmed — and probably more than a little disgusted — by the presence of uninvited armed strangers [police] in her home, Lona ordered them to leave. This directive, issued by a fragile female octogenarian confined to a hospital-style bed and tethered to an oxygen tank, was interpreted as “aggressive” behavior by Officer Thomas Duran, who ordered one of his associates : “Taser her!”Here and here and here. Looks like they’re onto us overseas.

Police give their account here (don’t believe a word of it: it’s manipulated procedural defense language, as in “she [86 year old bedridden oxygen tank connected granny] took  a more aggressive posture on the bed” when other officers arrived. He reported she raised the knife above her head and said, “If you come any closer, you’re getting the knife.” He reported he feared she would injure someone.)


Related: A Kop who  loves tasering old ladies.

Related: Et tu?  Canada initiates police state tactics: at least for the G20.


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