Wednesday, July 29, 2009

At Least He's Still Alive

The brave boys in blue taser a deaf, retarded guy holed up in a public john taking a dump. Because "he had an umbrella." You can't make this stuff up. I wasn't aware there was a legal precedent defining an hour on the pot as "disorderly conduct" or an umbrella as a lethal weapon. One doesn't expect a clerk at Dollar General to be a legal scholar, but you would think someone allowed to carry a firearm, pepper spray and a taser would have at least a passing familiarity with the law. And a bit of common sense (I know, I know; radical concept).

On the other side, the mommy-dearest of said retard may want to be careful; where was she when all this ruckus involving her perpetual 10-year-old son was going on? If it's negligent to allow a child to wander around unsupervised, then is it not also negligent to allow an adult with the mental capacity of a ten-year-old (and judging by the article, mommy-dearest is being generous in her assessment of her son's abilities) to wander around unsupervised?

But never fear: "The officers really worked within the limits of our level-of-force policy...." Good to know the level-of-force policy says it's OK to taser retards with the shits if they have an umbrella.

God help us.

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