I know a lot of my followers get tired of me “hating on cops”, but how in the sweet plot of Celestia am I supposed to not hate them when they pull off blatant bull crap like this?
From the Free Thought Project:
74-year-old Roger Charlet recently died in a hospital just a week after police used a taser on him during a traffic stop. On January 4th, Charlet was pulled over by police on Interstate 10 and was accused of being drunk. He was quickly ripped from his car and tased without being given any chance to comply and leave willingly. Police claim that he was “resisting arrest,” however, the video clearly shows that he was not a threat and had no chance of getting away.I’m sorry, but there's no way any thinking, feeling human being can watch that video and think to themselves, “Boy, the police sure do have our best interests at heart!” You cannot watch a cop taser an elderly man who's barely skin and bones and not consider that there may be something wrong with our law enforcement.
We need systematic police reform in this country. That should not even be up for debate, and yet it still is. Sadly enough, many of the same people who side with the cops claim to be against “oppressive, tyrannical government.” So-called “limited government” conservatives, if you can watch a video like that and still side with the police, you are siding with an oppressive, tyrannical government, not against it!