Thursday, September 20, 2007


Another Happy (Tasered) Citizen!

A student at the University of Florida asked John Kerry too many questions ("Why did you concede on election day when there was clear evidence of vote suppression? Why are you against impeaching Bush, when he's threatening to attack Iran? Were you and Bush in the Skull and Bones society at the same time?"). Even more importantly, he was a smartass. So it goes without saying that campus police grabbed him, dragged him to the ground, and tasered him.

The video of the incident might be disturbing to some, but really, I'm glad. Hopefully police will keep electrocuting anyone who mildly displeases them, especially young people for sassing off. I hope they taser sour-faced nuns, antagonistic customers in grocery store lines, and I hope they break into the subversive lunch meetings where the Rotary Clubs plot America's demise. We don't need free speech in America. What we need here is more people who are really pissed off, and what better way to accomplish that than with the loss of bladder control that comes with 5 or 10 thousand volts coursing through a human body?

I do think police may have gone a little far when they tasered a 56-year old woman to death in her wheelchair last year. True, she was a a paranoid schizophrenic who had threatened her sister with two kitchen knives and a hammer, but her effectiveness as a murderess was limited by her mobility. It may not have been necessary to taser her 11 times in under two minutes, causing her heart to permanently stop. I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere...right?

Update: I forgot to link to the news item about the mentally ill woman being electrocuted to death in her wheelchair. Her name was Emily Delafield, and it happened in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida.

6 comments:

Zoey & Me said...

Well . . er . . ah yeah, I guess.

MarcLord said...

Me,

Hi, I forgot to put the link to the story on the wheelchair-woman...

Naj said...

This video was REALLY disturbing. I saw it a couple of nights ago. Through tenpercent.wordpress.com or thecomplexsystemof pipes.wordpress.com

Naj said...

http://www.whitehouse.org/

Hilarious!

MarcLord said...

lol, thanks for the pointer to that whitehouse site, Naj. It's like what W would say if he were loosened up on sodium pentathol.

Daniel said...

Hey, Marc, this tasering shows a lot of potential. Imagine what could be done with it on election day by Republicans!

"Who did you say you were going to vote for?" Zap, Zap, Zap!