Video Of The Day – Don’t Tase Me Bro Edition

This one takes a few minutes to get interesting, but somewhere after the 2:00 minute mark Jared Massey gets tasered by a Utah Highway Patrol officer for refusing to sign a speeding ticket.

Granted the motorist was being a bit of an ass, but weren’t tasers supposed to be a non-lethal option alternative to firing at a suspect? Of course in the two months since this incident occured the Utah Highway Patrol wasn’t very interested in taking action in this case. It was only after Massey released the in-dash recording (obtained via public records request) that they got serious about investigating the incident.

From an article written before the first AP story hit we learn that Massey will be suing, Utah authorities really were sitting on the case, and that the officer is unlikely to be punished…

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