Man Tasered 9 times on London Underground (in Off-topic)


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 27 2011 10:36 AM EST

For having a Toy Gun in a Briefcase.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2065791/Train-passenger-carrying-99p-plastic-toy-gun-Tasered-times-armed-police.html

He said: I was sitting near an elderly English man and I asked if I could read his FT. I was sitting reading the FT when these four officers rushed on to the carriage.

The police shouted: Sit down. So I sat down patiently. They said: Open your briefcase, which I did. They saw the toy gun. Then a male police officer opened fire with a gun which jammed.

He claimed officers - who have admitted firing a Taser five times - were unable to shock his body so tried to hit his head before restraining him and taking him to Victoria Police Station.

Pepper Spray? Who needs Pepper Spray...




Quyen November 27 2011 10:42 AM EST

meh. London got evil.

King November 27 2011 10:48 AM EST

The good ol' British police force keeping up it's image.

Lochnivar November 27 2011 10:50 AM EST

I know it isn't a competition.... but:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/harlem-man-survives-being-shot-21-times-nypd-155125248.html

"I would say more than 20 gunshot wounds is a record," Dr. Vincent DiMaio, a forensic pathologist who specializes in gunshot wounds, told the paper. "Of course, the real issue is where you get shot. One bullet can kill you, but believe it or not, a body can survive a lot of bullet wounds."

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 27 2011 11:01 AM EST

Win! :D

Demigod November 27 2011 1:25 PM EST

I really want to see the police report to get their side. It's very odd that the article mentions him possibly being mentally unstable without going into details.

Lochnivar November 27 2011 1:38 PM EST

Yeah, the article mentions that the staff at the train station called the cops... so there seems to be a chunk of story here missing.

ps... is this guy going to be like the British 50 Cent... 'dude got shot, er tazered, 9 times!'

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] November 28 2011 7:06 AM EST

It's daily mail. Wrong place for fact findings.

AdminTitan November 28 2011 8:37 AM EST

Police's version:

According to police, attempts to restrain the man failed so they used a Taser.

A spokesman said: "When police arrived the man had boarded a train which had been held at the station. Officers boarded the train and made their way through the carriages to the male suspect who had his hands in his pockets.

"The suspect moved forward towards the officers whilst shouting and refused to remove his hands from his pockets. Attempts by the officers to physically restrain him failed so they deployed Taser.

"The man was Tasered a number of times but this seemed to have no effect. Eventually officers were able to physically restrain the man and he was removed from the train and into the custody of British Transport Police."

From http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/24/tasers-man-claims-met-police_n_1112068.html

QBOddBird November 28 2011 12:09 PM EST

Those are two very, very different accounts of events.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 28 2011 2:41 PM EST

It's daily mail. Wrong place for fact findings.

There were others, it was the the most comprehensive view of the account I found with easy searches.

QBRanger November 28 2011 2:59 PM EST

It seems as if we jump right to the conclusion that the police are guilty before the facts even are manifest.

OWS, this, Rodney King etc....

And unfortunately the public will have their pound of flesh. I am certain these officers will likely get suspended and/or fired for probably something they did correct and according to proper police guidelines.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 28 2011 3:05 PM EST

Oh hey, they could have shot and killed him, like they did to the foriegn tourist/student who was wearing a backpack.

So small mercies I guess. ;)

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