A man in Florida who was trying to prevent a house fire from spreading to his own home ended up on the business end of a police Taser by for refusing to put down a garden hose. Daniel Jensen told a local news station that he awoke from a nap to find his neighbor’s house in flames. Afraid for his own home and family’s safety, he began using a garden hose in an attempt to put the fire out. When police arrived, Jensen said they told him to stop and “that’s what insurance is for.” When Jensen refused their order to put down the hose, they allegedly used a Taser on him.
- The flames had already reached the fence that separated the two houses and the wind was blowing them towards the corner of Jensen’s home.
- Once the fire extinguisher was empty he grabbed a garden hose to continue his attempt at extinguishing the fire.
- He called for his daughter and got no response so he So rushed out came out, grabbed the hose and started to spray her room… until I heard she was out.
I remember telling my teacher about a cop harassing me on the way home from my prep school. I was not in the ‘right’ neighborhood if you get what I mean. He told me I was just looking to much into things, cops do a great service.
Everyone saw how during the occupy movement people got beat the fuck down. I mean grand mother were pepper spray. Then that started the conversation that maybe cops were being excessive? maybe
This family man is trying to prevent a catastrophe, the loss of the life of his family, and the cops tazed him.
“It was horrible. I was laying in a puddle of water being electrocuted,” he said. “And here’s the people trying to protect us. And I’m trying to protect my family and neighbors and they’re the ones that are bringing harm to me. I don’t understand it.”
This is despicable. Police brutality is a serious issue trust me, no one it seems wants to believe me or many other people who say similar things.
Numerous human rights observers have raised concerns about increased police brutality in the U.S. in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. An extensive report prepared for the United Nations Human Rights Committee tabled in 2006 states that in the United States, the “War on Terror” has “created a generalized climate of impunity for law enforcement officers, and contributed to the erosion of what few accountability mechanisms exist for civilian control over law enforcement agencies. As a result, police brutality and abuse persist unabated and undeterred across the country
Most police brutality goes unreported, statistics on police brutality are much less available. Here are some example of police brutality in NYC taken from here. I lived near the Abner Louima and Sean Bell Mess at the respective times omfg. Very rarely do officers get convicted of any wrong doing.Usually they get no pay or suspension. Imagine though there are many more incidents !
- December 22, 1994: Anthony Baez died after being arrested by NYPD Officer Francis X. Livoti. A lawsuit filed by the Baez family was later settled for $3 million. The officer was cleared of Baez’s death but was eventually found guilty of violating Baez’s civil rights in federal court and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
- July 4, 1996: Nathaniel Levi Gaines was shot by New York Police officer Paolo Colecchia while unarmed on the southbound D train platform at 167th Street and the Grand Concourse. Colechia shot Gaines in the back as he fled down the deserted Bronx subway platform, and was sentenced to 5–15 years in prison for homicide; the third New York City officer ever sentenced to prison for committing homicide while on duty.
- August 1997: Abner Louima was sodomized with a broken broomstick handle while detained in a New York City police station by Officer Justin Volpe. Louima was left bleeding from the rectum in a booking cell. Despite an initial cover-up by various members of the NYPD, Volpe was convicted of assault and sentenced to 30 years. Two officers were convicted of the cover-up while one was acquitted.
- February 4, 1999: Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by New York City police officers while unarmed after the officers claimed they believed he was reaching for a gun. Four officers were indicted for second degree murder but later acquitted.
- May 22, 2003: Ousmane Zongo was shot to death by plain-clothed New York Police while unarmed. Officers suspected him of being part of a CD theft operation (he was not involved) and shot him when he ran. The officer who shot Zongo received five years probation for negligent homicide.
- January 4, 2004: Timothy Stansbury, a 19-year old New York City teenager, was shot and killed by New York City Police Department Officer Richard S. Neri Jr. Neri’s partner pulled open a rooftop door so that Neri, gun drawn, could scan for drug suspects. Stansbury was coming up the stairs with a pile of CDs in his arms, intending on using the roof as a shortcut to go to a party in the adjacent building. Neri responded with one shot. Neri was later cleared of criminal responsibility, but given a 30 day suspension without pay. The family’s lawsuit against the city was settled in 2007 for $2 million.
- November 25, 2006:The Sean Bell shooting incident took place in the New York City borough of Queens, on November 25, 2006, in which 3 men were shot a total of fifty times by a team of both plainclothes and undercover NYPD officers, killing one of the men, Sean Bell, on the morning after his bachelor party, and severely wounding two of his friends. The incident sparked fierce criticism of the police from some members of the public and drew comparisons to the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo. Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial on charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment, and were found not guilty. On May 18, 2010, Brooklyn Federal Judge Sterling Johnson lifted a stay on the civil lawsuit brought by Nicole Paultre Bell against the City of New York. On July 27, 2010 a settlement was reached. New York City agreed to pay Sean Bell’s family $3.25 million. Joseph Guzman, 34, who uses a cane and a leg brace and has four bullets lodged in his body and Trent Benefield, 26, two passengers in Bell’s car who attended his bachelor party and were wounded in the shooting, will receive $3 million and $900,000 respectively in the settlement, for a total of $7.15 million.
- October 15, 2008: The NYPD subway sodomy incident took place after the arrest of Michael Mineo by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers. According to Mineo, the arresting police officers pinned him to the ground, while Richard Kern, one of the officers, pulled down Mineo’s pants and sodomized him with a police baton. On December 9, 2008, the Brooklyn District Attorney indicted the three arresting officers and charged them with felonies. Richard Kern was charged with aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, assault in the first degree, and hindering prosecution. Two other officers, Andrew Morales and Alex Cruz, were charged with hindering prosecution and official misconduct. All three were tried and found not guilty of all charges.
- November 19, 2011: Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., an ex-Marine aged 68 years, was tasered and then shot and killed in his home by police officers who responded to a falsely triggered medical alert device. The family alleges that the officers shouted racial epithets towards Chamberlain, and that he stated that he did not want to open the door because he believed the police would kill him.
- June 28, 2011: Gabriel Díaz, Cynthia Rosa, Louis Peña, Jade Everett, and James W. Ayala ‘The Monumental 5′, were beaten, maced, and arrested that night outside of Tammany Hall by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers. NYPD police officers used unnecessary force to disperse all people within the vicinity of Tammany Hall in New York City which caused severe bruising and bodily inflictions upon those arrested.
- Police Brutality: Florida cops tase man for trying to put out fire on his own house (12160.info)
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- Coroner slams cops over Taser death (bigpondnews.com)
- Boofhead brutality super-charged by a Taser (thepunch.com.au)