This is a discussion on Officer tases handcuffed woman for spitting on him within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by mlr1m You are comfortable knowing the police can decide on their own what it is that they feel you deserve? Michael I ...
Neither have I. Unless you count that time I refused to allow my vehicle to be searched. Luckily for me that officer did not give me what some believe I deserved.
You can't slap your child in public, or somebody will report you to those same police. Not to mention, a parent has a responsibility and a duty to discipline their child. If more parents took that responsibility seriously we may have less people who feel its okay to spit on a police officer. Youre right that a police officer cannot slap someone for talking back. This particular officer did not do anything to the woman for talking back. She assaulted him. He subdued her. Please don't get me wrong, I am not for any police officer having unchecked authority over private citizens. Or for cops abusing their power. I just understand and condone this particular officer's actions.
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So do you really think that you can spit on someone and nothing drastic happens. Spitting is considered assault in this day and era.
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There's a reason numerous states make spitting at a cop a crime, aside from being disrespectful. It poses a risk to their health.
I didn't read everyone's responses, but as someone else mentioned, depending on the state it is a felony. I think a taser is a reasonable response to someone committing a felony.
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I can take a push or some other minor aggressive action from someone even and still try to calm the situation down by talking and reasoning but a personal fact about me is, someone's saliva in my face, armed or not, they have succeeded in forcing me to defend myself, making sure that it can't happen again. And although as of now, I don't carry pepper spray, I must say that in a civilian setting this is a perfect example of a great time to carry some. And while I don't believe that it's time for deadly force, I do believe that being spit on in the face crosses my line of remaining calm as it very much has the potential of resulting in great bodily harm from disease and is disgusting.
On another note and in my personal opinion, those who take the job in LE know that there's scuffles bumps and bruises but I don't think that it's in anyone's job description to sit there and take bodily fluids in the face lightly. That's why they call it an assault. Biology - The more you know...
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Well he could have always body slammed her, put leg shackles on her and a ball gag in her mouth to keep her from spitting. I wonder if someone would think that was over the top?
She played a stupid game, and guess what? She got the stupid prize.
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I'm on the side of the LEO on this one. He seemed controlled and justified in his actions. A drunk has little respect for anyone, she assaulted the officer, he responded in a proper way.
Why is it we can show our approval of things in this world, but not our disapproval? I -HATE- that everyone expects people to be politically correct. Some things in this world are not nice, why shouldn't they be just as accepted as words covered in flowers and rainbows?
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