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The fastest way to get Tasered

Here's a video from a traffic stop in my county hosted by The State newspaper in Columbia. View it at the link - you'll have to watch a 30-second commercial first.

A South Carolina State Trooper pulled a woman over, but she refused to give up her license or registration, saying, "Don't be pressing nuttin' on me" over and over, and insisting she's going "to call somebody" first. Finally, after several attempts, he arrests her. She still refuses to comply, so he Tasers her. Almost as soon as she hits the ground, she begins repeating, "Lawsuit, lawsuit."

It took this idiot just over four minutes from the time the officer asked for her license to get the jolt.

Some of the newspaper commenters believe he should have called for back-up instead of hitting her with the Taser, but they don't understand this is a very large rural county. Generally only two Troopers are on duty on any given shift, covering opposite ends. Getting the other one over would be a 15-20 minute wait, assuming he wasn't on a call or stop himself (not to mention leaving his duty area uncovered). The local Sheriff or City Police would have been happy to back up a Trooper in an emergency, but this wasn't, and they operate under similar manpower constraints. No, just because one woman doesn't comply with lawful orders is no reason to put other citizens at risk by calling out every cop in 20 miles.

She's just lucky they use Tasers these days. The alternative would have been a nightstick.


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Comments (7)

"Lawsuit, lawsuit."<... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Lawsuit, lawsuit."

Well, that was the whole point of what she was doing, wasn't it? There's a lot of people out there just waiting for an opportunity to sue and there's a jury out there more than happy to agree with her just to 'stick it to the Man'.

Where do they get the brain... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Where do they get the brain dead juries that don't know 'the government has no money'. Every penny they give some slime ball will eventually come out of their own pocket with value added for processing. A dollar awarded cost the juror five dollars. We need some truth in advertising in the court system. I see this as a welfare rider looking for a lawsuit.

I wonder how much this civi... (Below threshold)
tyree:

I wonder how much this civil disobedience contributes to global warming? How much additional carbon will get ejected into our atmosphere because this woman's selfish desire to sue for a million dollars? The entitlement community does way more to destroy the environment than I do with my 4 cylinder van driving to work 5 days a week so that I can generate the tax revenue that they covet.

Jim, for some reason I can'... (Below threshold)

Jim, for some reason I can't get this video to play through to the end. I've tried on three different occasions, over several hours. Any suggestions?

Flagrant and willful disreg... (Below threshold)

Flagrant and willful disregard for lawful authority. I hope the judge throws the book at her as well. And I salute the officer for his professionalism and self-control.

Lesley ~ I just checked ag... (Below threshold)

Lesley ~ I just checked again, and it played fine. It's a "flash" video, perhaps yours needs to be updated? But if it plays at all for you, that probably isn't it . . . sorry.

Jim, success at last! Much... (Below threshold)

Jim, success at last! Much better luck with the "WesBolickBedrooms, America's #1 Gallery of Waterbeds and Foutons" ad vs the "Piggly Wiggley" ad. My computer must have had "some kind of devil" in it.

This horrid woman will probably be rewarded by a jury for her crappy behavior. What a world.




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