14-Year-Old Tasered By Police in Allentown, Pennsylvania (Video)

Via the Guardian:

CCTV footage shows a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl against a parked car and firing a taser at her groin. Shortly before the taser was fired the teenager is seen raising her hands in surrender. She received hospital treatment after the incident in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

109 Comments on "14-Year-Old Tasered By Police in Allentown, Pennsylvania (Video)"

  1. Personmcperson | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:02 am |

    were they even doing anything??

  2. Personmcperson | Dec 18, 2011 at 12:02 am |

    were they even doing anything??

  3. of course it was a girl… 

    it’s that sexual obsession with young girls that makes males act so passive aggressively towards them at any chance they get.. TRUTH.

  4. of course it was a girl… 

    it’s that sexual obsession with young girls that makes males act so passive aggressively towards them at any chance they get.. TRUTH.

    • That’s passive aggressive?

      • JACK NICHOLSON: I want a passive aggressive reaction.
        COP: We don’t have passive aggressive reactions, we only have aggressive reactions.
        JACK NICHOLSON: But I want a PASSIVE aggressive reaction. Look, I’ll make it real easy on you—-take your aggression, but then add some passivity to it—
        COP: Shut the fuck up, hippie! [PULLS TASER, SHOOTS NICHOLSON IN THE GROIN, DRAGS HIM OUT OF DINER]

    • you fuckers have been massaged by media.  maybe she brandished a can of pepper spray.  that would have meant he was acting in self defense, ha ha. cops don’t like pepper spray, in spite of it being  essentially “food.”  I had some on an omelet this morning.  who knows what happened during the cut.  she might have had an i.e.d., this is the new america.  deal with it fuckers.

  5. Probably just being ‘smart mouths’… It’s probable cause.

  6. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:18 am |

    WTF?  So this piece of shit can’t handle a teenage girl without tasering her in the groin?  Fucking Hell.     

    If I was her Dad, after I had sued the shit out of him and made sure he never worked as a police officer again, I would make sure he knew exactly what it felt like to get tasered in his goddamn nuts.  Fucking coward.  

  7. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:18 am |

    WTF?  So this piece of shit can’t handle a teenage girl without tasering her in the groin?  Fucking Hell.     

    If I was her Dad, after I had sued the shit out of him and made sure he never worked as a police officer again, I would make sure he knew exactly what it felt like to get tasered in his goddamn nuts.  Fucking coward.  

  8. WTF?  So this piece of shit can’t handle a teenage girl without tasering her in the groin?  Fucking Hell.     

    If I was her Dad, after I had sued the shit out of him and made sure he never worked as a police officer again, I would make sure he knew exactly what it felt like to get tasered in his goddamn nuts.  Fucking coward.  

  9. this is just so sad… so sad that this shit goes on, and somehow people still don’t realize what kinda police state this is… i just dont know what to say anymore…

  10. this is just so sad… so sad that this shit goes on, and somehow people still don’t realize what kinda police state this is… i just dont know what to say anymore…

  11. this is just so sad… so sad that this shit goes on, and somehow people still don’t realize what kinda police state this is… i just dont know what to say anymore…

  12. That’s passive aggressive?

  13. That’s passive aggressive?

  14. Far as I know, police is authorized to use tazer if they perceive a person to be a threat. In other words: it’s up to the judgement of the individual cop.

    And if this cop is thinking “If I take her to the office and she tries something funny, I might get sexual harassment charges on me, I better tazer her and take her while she can’t do anything”, then that’s his prerogative, sadly.

  15. Far as I know, police is authorized to use tazer if they perceive a person to be a threat. In other words: it’s up to the judgement of the individual cop.

    And if this cop is thinking “If I take her to the office and she tries something funny, I might get sexual harassment charges on me, I better tazer her and take her while she can’t do anything”, then that’s his prerogative, sadly.

  16. What you see here is a cop who lost his temper after realizing he is a weak ass bitch and couldn’t over power a 14 yr old girl. I am sick of seeing one story after the next of cops abusing children.

  17. None of us were there.  You don’t know how deadly threatening a really obese 14-year-old girl is!  Only cops can understand! 

  18. What you see here is a cop who lost his temper after realizing he is a weak ass bitch and couldn’t over power a 14 yr old girl. I am sick of seeing one story after the next of cops abusing children.

  19. None of us were there.  You don’t know how deadly threatening a really obese 14-year-old girl is!  Only cops can understand! 

  20. JACK NICHOLSON: I want a passive aggressive reaction.
    COP: We don’t have passive aggressive reactions, we only have aggressive reactions.
    JACK NICHOLSON: But I want a PASSIVE aggressive reaction. Look, I’ll make it real easy on you—-take your aggression, but then add some passivity to it—
    COP: Shut the fuck up, hippie! [PULLS TASER, SHOOTS NICHOLSON IN THE GROIN, DRAGS HIM OUT OF DINER]

  21.  They were  approached on suspicion of being pre-perpetrators / threats / terrorists.

  22. chinagreenelvis | Dec 18, 2011 at 7:17 am |

    Boy, it sure would be nice if we could see what happens between 0:17 and 0:18.

  23. chinagreenelvis | Dec 18, 2011 at 3:17 am |

    Boy, it sure would be nice if we could see what happens between 0:17 and 0:18.

    • DeepCough | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:21 am |

      Absolutely not. I mean, we wouldn’t want to see ANY MORE incriminating evidence of a policeman overstepping his bounds, now, do we?

  24. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 9:19 am |

    i truly despise tasers. I know they are inanimate objects, but I despise them nonetheless

  25. MoralDrift | Dec 18, 2011 at 5:19 am |

    i truly despise tasers. I know they are inanimate objects, but I despise them nonetheless

    • Simiantongue | Dec 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm |

      I remember long ago when tasers were first sold to the public under the guise that it’s an alternative to using lethal force, as in shooting someone. Now were watching police tase 14yo girls in the groin because they are loitering and the police don’t have the training to diffuse a simple situation like that, they are more likely to reach for chemicals and tasers now. 

      Here is the inventor of pepper spray. I know it’s not tasers but the underlying principle is still the same. The difference between the intended use for which these things were introduced, and that which they are actually used for.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV8hsGzPuX8&feature=related

      While tasers and pepper spray were developed with the idea of reducing the amount of force required to subdue people in violent situations. In fact studies find that with the availability of these measures, while in some instances they do decrease the need for lethal force, there is a significant increase in the likelihood that an encounter will escalate into a violent encounter. So in effect the use of these measures, rather than decreasing the number of instances of the use of lethal force, may in fact be increasing the likelihood that an encounter will escalate into a lethal situation.

      A study in North Carolina found an increase of 33% in the escalation of the use of force by police when pepper spray was introduced there. Subsequently when it was realized that pepper spray was leading to more violent conflicts between the public and police, which endangers police and public alike, the use of pepper spray was restricted. Use of force incidences fell by 57% even though arrest rates rose 4% over the time of the study. So by restricting the use of pepper spray, they reduced the likelihood that the public and police will find themselves in an encounter that may escalate into a violent and possibly lethal situation.

      Here is that study if anyone is interested.
      http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=872187

      What this tells us is that rather than being used for the primary purpose for which this technology was introduced as an alternative to using lethal force, which it undoubtedly is effectively used in some instances. It’s far more prevalent that the introduction of pepper spray and tasers actually encourages police to use more force in encounters with the public, unnecessary force. This escalation poses a greater risk factor for police and the public by exposing them to more violent situations. For instance the recent outrage about the use of pepper spray against students at the UC Davis incident that provided a new internet meme.

      http://motleynews.net/2011/11/21/uc-davis-pepper-spraying-cop-lt-john-pike-makes-it-into-famous-art/

      That’s a random site I looked up just for the pics. I find the internet meme about this subject incredibly fascinating. Even though you find most people may not be able to articulate the situation, they do realize at some level the problem. In some of that series of pics you see Pike(the cop) at odds with the imagery around him, an antagonist, a frumpish man who looks bored with his job committing violence in a casual off hand manner.

      Tasers and pepper spray were originally introduced to protect the public in potentially lethal use of force situations. Now it’s not uncommon that we read about police tasing elderly women in bed or some such situation. So apparently something has gone wrong.

      http://www.asylum.com/2010/06/29/dont-tase-my-granny-86-year-old-disabled-oklahoma-woman-files-suit/

    • Simiantongue | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:16 am |

      Oh yeah I forgot to say. I agree wholeheartedly with you MoralDrift, I despise tasers too. When I first heard about them and what they were to be used for, to help save the lives of the public and police where otherwise lethal force would be necessary. It sounded good at the time. Though evidently I had a very bad lapse of forethought as they are used for much different purposes now. First these were an alternative to lethal force, then they were used for combative situations where there is the potential for harm, now it’s come down to riding the lightning or being sprayed if someone gets uppity and challenges their authoritaaa. I used to like them when they were first introduced, now I don’t.

      • MoralDrift | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm |

        Your comment was much more thorough in expressing what needed to be expressed, thanks! The RT clip with the taser guy was especially good

  26. Wait a minute it just cuts to the scene where she gets tazered so we don’t even know what she did. I can’t comment further until I see what happens between then. It could change everything.

  27. The Chucks | Dec 18, 2011 at 5:37 am |

    Wait a minute it just cuts to the scene where she gets tazered so we don’t even know what she did. I can’t comment further until I see what happens between then. It could change everything.

    • Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

      Would you be saying the same thing if the cop had _shot_ her? Because that’s what a tazer is supposed to be — a non-lethal alternative to a gun. Clearly she was physically resisting. But that doesn’t matter much. He had her up against a car. Unless she pulled out a gun or knife, there was no reason to use the tazer. Just grab her hands, cuff her, and be done with it.

      Of course, it’s hard to blame him — if he grabbed her and cuffed her, it probably would have left bruises. Which wouldn’t have been nearly as painful as the tazer, but people would probably have bitched more about it.

  28. you fuckers have been massaged by media.  maybe she brandished a can of pepper spray.  that would have meant he was acting in self defense, ha ha. cops don’t like pepper spray, in spite of it being  essentially “food.”  I had some on an omelet this morning.  who knows what happened during the cut.  she might have had an i.e.d., this is the new america.  deal with it fuckers.

  29. Mamagriff50 | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:09 am |

    Talk about editing….You need to see the whole tape before passing judgement. To much is missing. Just move on.

  30. Mamagriff50 | Dec 18, 2011 at 7:09 am |

    Talk about editing….You need to see the whole tape before passing judgement. To much is missing. Just move on.

  31. nathan willard | Dec 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm |

    Who cares what she did, she surrendered herself and he went forward and tazered her anyways. This type of excessive force is unacceptable.

  32. nathan willard | Dec 18, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    Who cares what she did, she surrendered herself and he went forward and tazered her anyways. This type of excessive force is unacceptable.

    • Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

      Would help to have more information…I mean what I see in the video is an officer trying to search someone, that person physically resisting and trying to push the officer away, and then putting up their hands when they see the tazer come out. The officer probably did exactly what he was trained to do — which would be perfectly acceptable to most if this was a 20 year old guy. Or hell, even a 14 year old guy. The only reason this is considered ‘excessive force’ by most people is because it’s a girl. And because they did their best to crop the ‘restisting arrest’ or whatever out of the video.

      Now, personally, I don’t think cops should be carrying tazers at all. Or at least not using them in situations like this. They’re meant as a non-lethal alternative to a gun, not as a non-bruising alternative to physical restraints. A more reasonable response would have been to grab her hands and cuff her, then search her. But they’re trained to use the tazer at the first sign of trouble these days, and it looks to me like he probably did exactly what he was trained to do.

  33. DeepCough | Dec 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm |

    Absolutely not. I mean, we wouldn’t want to see ANY MORE incriminating evidence of a policeman overstepping his bounds, now, do we?

  34. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    For those complaining about seeing the full tape: there’s nothing to see.  If anyone had bothered to read the description of the video, you’d see a link to the unedited one where the security camera rotates to another position and leaves the girl and the cop out of the frame for a minute and a half.  So no, there was no fancy editing tricks used to make the cops look bad, it was edited so we didnt have to stare at a parking across the street for almost two minutes.

  35. For those complaining about seeing the full tape: there’s nothing to see.  If anyone had bothered to read the description of the video, you’d see a link to the unedited one where the security camera rotates to another position and leaves the girl and the cop out of the frame for a minute and a half.  So no, there was no fancy editing tricks used to make the cops look bad, it was edited so we didnt have to stare at a parking across the street for almost two minutes.

    • How that applies at all to the complaint about not seeing what she did is beyond me. Regardless of whether she was out of frame, the point is (if you would bother to use your brain), there is no way to know what happened or what was taking place in the missing “minute and a half.” Even though that would have been boring to leave in, the fact remains: We have half of the story, as usual, and any comment with only half of the story is fruitless and ignorant.

      I think it’s funny that you would jump to post a video without any context, and then say “there’s nothing to see.” You just admitted that she was out of frame, SO YOU DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WAS NOTHING TO SEE.

      DONE.

      • Groin shot and run an electric current through the genitals of a 14 year old girl, yep, nothing more needs to be said, sexual assault by a paedophile.
        Uniform or not, the law is the law.

        • Thepiecar | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm |

          The article and medical report, apparently, say she was hit in the leg, not the groin.
          You can see her try to elbow the cop.  You can see the cop picking up his cuffs.  Something went on before this and the cop felt like he had to put her down.  She was going to go down swinging.  So the cop, who is bigger than her, can wrestle her, possibly injuring her or himself in the process, or he can “tase” her.  Ending it decisively.  The cops have been led to believe that these things are mostly harmless, but that thinking is changing.

          There is no way we can know the situation before what we see.  No way we can arm chair quarterback the play.  There simply isn’t enough data.

          I agree that cops, more and more, are getting to be meathead jerkoffs.  I can’t say what kind of cop this is from what we see, though.

          • So when she puts her hands up and saying with her body language “I surrender” bascially and is then shot, how does that play into your understanding of the situation?  Also she does not throw an elbow.  I know what throwing an elbow looks like, that aint it.  Yes we need more information but from what is visible it appears that he had achieved surrender and decided to taser her anyway.  This is despicable behavior and qualifies as “police state” training for young people.  

            People wonder why there is such violence at schools, how about a steady diet of bullshit “first person” shooting games, 10 years in bullshit wars and the violence of compulsory education/corporate factory farming for future debt slaves as creating a lot of resistance from the affected youth.  I hated fucking school and having studied John Taylor Gatto, all of my suspicions as to it’s actual person have sadly and disgustingly been confirmed.

            Fuck compulsory indoctrination and fuck the police state.

          • Excuse me, actual purpose, not person.  So pissed seeing this shit.  Guess what folks, shit aint alright in this world and trying to force the young to adhere to the misery and immorality of material culture necessitates a police state.  It is not our nature and we are not animals to be bred and brainwashed for corporate slave labor.  We don’t need police to interfere with our lives in this manner.  They are supposed to keep the peace not assault our young.

          • The guys in Jackass decided to run through a gauntlet of Tasers, this being after being mauled by various animals and insects and eachother. They each later would choose any of the other tortures over the tasers.

            These guy’s who’s job is to get the shit kicked out of them can’t take it.

            Even if it is technically “harmless” (as in damaging the merchandise of slaves), it is still a terrible one-sided torture supplied by the authorities.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OLFyXsgjDsg#t=72s

          • Thepiecar | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:22 am |

            Seriously.  I can’t take any argument seriously that uses “the guys in Jackass” as it’s basis.

            I’ve taken a taser.  It is not great.  That isn’t the point.  The cops are trained to believe this is a non lethal, no-damage device for subduing a struggling detainee.  

            I’m not saying the cop was right, or the woman deserved it, or didn’t.  I’m saying you and I don’t know.

          • hah yeah i was hesistant to even mention it. But my point is that they are not only trained that it is non lethal, but that extends to the belief that its more okay than a police officer beating the shit out of the citizen, when the latter might actually be less painful (yet marking).

            Police talking about tasers reminds me of abusive parents having a chat about how to beat your kids without leaving any marks for legal purposes(maybe a rubber hose, or a switch, whatever doesnt leave visible damage)

            Yes, this particular case we might not know, but in general the recent surge of “non-lethal” [public torture] methods is very unnerving.

        • ttttttttt024 | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm |

          Did u forget to add that he is a terrorist, and performs ALL abortions in the united sates. He is only a cop in his spare time who likes to taser anyone who isnt white.  Its people like you who make your country look ignorant. 

        • Too bad they don’t do it more often.  Hopefully, you, and other idiots like you,  will be next.

  36. Blabbaboo | Dec 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm |

    I don’t care what she did, if I was her dad that cop would be broken.

  37. Blabbaboo | Dec 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm |

    I don’t care what she did, if I was her dad that cop would be broken.

  38. Fuck the police.

  39. Fuck the police.

  40. Pre-perpetrators? Watching the decline of the USA is a horrifying experience.

  41. How that applies at all to the complaint about not seeing what she did is beyond me. Regardless of whether she was out of frame, the point is (if you would bother to use your brain), there is no way to know what happened or what was taking place in the missing “minute and a half.” Even though that would have been boring to leave in, the fact remains: We have half of the story, as usual, and any comment with only half of the story is fruitless and ignorant.

    I think it’s funny that you would jump to post a video without any context, and then say “there’s nothing to see.” You just admitted that she was out of frame, SO YOU DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WAS NOTHING TO SEE.

    DONE.

  42. Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm |

    Would help to have more information…I mean what I see in the video is an officer trying to search someone, that person physically resisting and trying to push the officer away, and then putting up their hands when they see the tazer come out. The officer probably did exactly what he was trained to do — which would be perfectly acceptable to most if this was a 20 year old guy. Or hell, even a 14 year old guy. The only reason this is considered ‘excessive force’ by most people is because it’s a girl. And because they did their best to crop the ‘restisting arrest’ or whatever out of the video.

    Now, personally, I don’t think cops should be carrying tazers at all. Or at least not using them in situations like this. They’re meant as a non-lethal alternative to a gun, not as a non-bruising alternative to physical restraints. A more reasonable response would have been to grab her hands and cuff her, then search her. But they’re trained to use the tazer at the first sign of trouble these days, and it looks to me like he probably did exactly what he was trained to do.

  43. Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm |

    Would you be saying the same thing if the cop had _shot_ her? Because that’s what a tazer is supposed to be — a non-lethal alternative to a gun. Clearly she was physically resisting. But that doesn’t matter much. He had her up against a car. Unless she pulled out a gun or knife, there was no reason to use the tazer. Just grab her hands, cuff her, and be done with it.

    Of course, it’s hard to blame him — if he grabbed her and cuffed her, it probably would have left bruises. Which wouldn’t have been nearly as painful as the tazer, but people would probably have bitched more about it.

  44. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm |

    Groin shot and run an electric current through the genitals of a 14 year old girl, yep, nothing more needs to be said, sexual assault by a paedophile.
    Uniform or not, the law is the law.

  45. Christopher Hammad | Dec 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm |

    I may be seeing things but in the clip you can see her pull what looks like am gun out frommher waste and turn around and talk smackmat someone. Calling this cop a pedophile? Are you people that insane, if she had a freaken lethal weapon, he has a right and duty to protect the other students, what if she shot someone , and he didn’t do anything, you would complain the police don’t protect students…really I grew up in LA and yes children as young as 14 are carrying guns and using them, doing hard drugs, whatever you can imagine, being 14 now a days is not like she was going home to play my little pony. Get a grip on reality, these cops that work gang infested neiborhoods put their lives on the line daily to protect society. If you are old enouphntoncarry illegal lethal weapons then your ass is old enouph to get tazererd. Really funny, people …reality check

  46. Christopher Hammad | Dec 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm |

    I may be seeing things but in the clip you can see her pull what looks like am gun out frommher waste and turn around and talk smackmat someone. Calling this cop a pedophile? Are you people that insane, if she had a freaken lethal weapon, he has a right and duty to protect the other students, what if she shot someone , and he didn’t do anything, you would complain the police don’t protect students…really I grew up in LA and yes children as young as 14 are carrying guns and using them, doing hard drugs, whatever you can imagine, being 14 now a days is not like she was going home to play my little pony. Get a grip on reality, these cops that work gang infested neiborhoods put their lives on the line daily to protect society. If you are old enouphntoncarry illegal lethal weapons then your ass is old enouph to get tazererd. Really funny, people …reality check

  47. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm |

    Rrrighht. 

  48. Simiantongue | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:44 pm |

    I remember long ago when tasers were first sold to the public under the guise that it’s an alternative to using lethal force, as in shooting someone. Now were watching police tase 14yo girls in the groin because they are loitering and the police don’t have the training to diffuse a simple situation like that, they are more likely to reach for chemicals and tasers now. 

    Here is the inventor of pepper spray. I know it’s not tasers but the underlying principle is still the same. The difference between the intended use for which these things were introduced, and that which they are actually used for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV8hsGzPuX8&feature=related

    While tasers and pepper spray were developed with the idea of reducing the amount of force required to subdue people in violent situations. In fact studies find that with the availability of these measures, while in some instances they do decrease the need for lethal force, there is a significant increase in the likelihood that an encounter will escalate into a violent encounter. So in effect the use of these measures, rather than decreasing the number of instances of the use of lethal force, may in fact be increasing the likelihood that an encounter will escalate into a lethal situation.

    A study in North Carolina found an increase of 33% in the escalation of the use of force by police when pepper spray was introduced there. Subsequently when it was realized that pepper spray was leading to more violent conflicts between the public and police, which endangers police and public alike, the use of pepper spray was restricted. Use of force incidences fell by 57% even though arrest rates rose 4% over the time of the study. So by restricting the use of pepper spray, they reduced the likelihood that the public and police will find themselves in an encounter that may escalate into a violent and possibly lethal situation.

    Here is that study if anyone is interested.
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=872187

    What this tells us is that rather than being used for the primary purpose for which this technology was introduced as an alternative to using lethal force, which it undoubtedly is effectively used in some instances. It’s far more prevalent that the introduction of pepper spray and tasers actually encourages police to use more force in encounters with the public, unnecessary force. This escalation poses a greater risk factor for police and the public by exposing them to more violent situations. For instance the recent outrage about the use of pepper spray against students at the UC Davis incident that provided a new internet meme.

    http://motleynews.net/2011/11/21/uc-davis-pepper-spraying-cop-lt-john-pike-makes-it-into-famous-art/

    That’s a random site I looked up just for the pics. I find the internet meme about this subject incredibly fascinating. Even though you find most people may not be able to articulate the situation, they do realize at some level the problem. In some of that series of pics you see Pike(the cop) at odds with the imagery around him, an antagonist, a frumpish man who looks bored with his job committing violence in a casual off hand manner.

    Tasers and pepper spray were originally introduced to protect the public in potentially lethal use of force situations. Now it’s not uncommon that we read about police tasing elderly women in bed or some such situation. So apparently something has gone wrong.

    http://www.asylum.com/2010/06/29/dont-tase-my-granny-86-year-old-disabled-oklahoma-woman-files-suit/

  49. Silverskater | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm |

    http://articles.mcall.com/2011-12-14/news/mc-allentown-dieruff-taser-lawsuit-20111212_1_taser-allentown-officer-allentown-police   a local article on the whole mess.  I guess jail yard rules still apply for outside the prison yard as well.

  50. Silverskater | Dec 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm |

    http://articles.mcall.com/2011-12-14/news/mc-allentown-dieruff-taser-lawsuit-20111212_1_taser-allentown-officer-allentown-police   a local article on the whole mess.  I guess jail yard rules still apply for outside the prison yard as well.

  51. Thepiecar | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:18 am |

    The article and medical report, apparently, say she was hit in the leg, not the groin.
    You can see her try to elbow the cop.  You can see the cop picking up his cuffs.  Something went on before this and the cop felt like he had to put her down.  She was going to go down swinging.  So the cop, who is bigger than her, can wrestle her, possibly injuring her or himself in the process, or he can “tase” her.  Ending it decisively.  The cops have been led to believe that these things are mostly harmless, but that thinking is changing.

    There is no way we can know the situation before what we see.  No way we can arm chair quarterback the play.  There simply isn’t enough data.

    I agree that cops, more and more, are getting to be meathead jerkoffs.  I can’t say what kind of cop this is from what we see, though.

  52. ttttttttt024 | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:49 am |

    Did u forget to add that he is a terrorist, and performs ALL abortions in the united sates. He is only a cop in his spare time who likes to taser anyone who isnt white.  Its people like you who make your country look ignorant. 

  53. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:07 am |

    I’m sorry but I dont’ see her reaching for a weapon.  Also on what grounds was she being harassed in the first place?  She clearly puts her hands up and is still shot with a taser.

  54. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:14 am |

    So when she puts her hands up and saying with her body language “I surrender” bascially and is then shot, how does that play into your understanding of the situation?  Also she does not throw an elbow.  I know what throwing an elbow looks like, that aint it.  Yes we need more information but from what is visible it appears that he had achieved surrender and decided to taser her anyway.  This is despicable behavior and qualifies as “police state” training for young people.  

    People wonder why there is such violence at schools, how about a steady diet of bullshit “first person” shooting games, 10 years in bullshit wars and the violence of compulsory education/corporate factory farming for future debt slaves as creating a lot of resistance from the affected youth.  I hated fucking school and having studied John Taylor Gatto, all of my suspicions as to it’s actual person have sadly and disgustingly been confirmed.

    Fuck compulsory indoctrination and fuck the police state.

  55. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:17 am |

    Excuse me, actual purpose, not person.  So pissed seeing this shit.  Guess what folks, shit aint alright in this world and trying to force the young to adhere to the misery and immorality of material culture necessitates a police state.  It is not our nature and we are not animals to be bred and brainwashed for corporate slave labor.  We don’t need police to interfere with our lives in this manner.  They are supposed to keep the peace not assault our young.

  56. The guys in Jackass decided to run through a gauntlet of Tasers, this being after being mauled by various animals and insects and eachother. They each later would choose any of the other tortures over the tasers.

    These guy’s who’s job is to get the shit kicked out of them can’t take it.

    Even if it is technically “harmless” (as in damaging the merchandise of slaves), it is still a terrible one-sided torture supplied by the authorities.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OLFyXsgjDsg#t=72s

  57. Thepiecar | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:22 am |

    Seriously.  I can’t take any argument seriously that uses “the guys in Jackass” as it’s basis.

    I’ve taken a taser.  It is not great.  That isn’t the point.  The cops are trained to believe this is a non lethal, no-damage device for subduing a struggling detainee.  

    I’m not saying the cop was right, or the woman deserved it, or didn’t.  I’m saying you and I don’t know.

  58. Simiantongue | Dec 19, 2011 at 7:16 am |

    Oh yeah I forgot to say. I agree wholeheartedly with you MoralDrift, I despise tasers too. When I first heard about them and what they were to be used for, to help save the lives of the public and police where otherwise lethal force would be necessary. It sounded good at the time. Though evidently I had a very bad lapse of forethought as they are used for much different purposes now. First these were an alternative to lethal force, then they were used for combative situations where there is the potential for harm, now it’s come down to riding the lightning or being sprayed if someone gets uppity and challenges their authoritaaa. I used to like them when they were first introduced, now I don’t.

  59. Rodeo90017 | Dec 19, 2011 at 7:43 am |

    this is why the police should just stick to paperwork.
    Police….. Y U NO SMART?

  60. Rodeo90017 | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:43 am |

    this is why the police should just stick to paperwork.
    Police….. Y U NO SMART?

  61. This is unacceptable…

  62. This is unacceptable…

  63. I didn’t see any surrender, looked lim,e she was resisting arrest to me. Also Hahahahahahaha, dumb bitch got tazed.

  64. I didn’t see any surrender, looked lim,e she was resisting arrest to me. Also Hahahahahahaha, dumb bitch got tazed.

  65. Sieg heil!

  66. Sieg heil!

  67. hah yeah i was hesistant to even mention it. But my point is that they are not only trained that it is non lethal, but that extends to the belief that its more okay than a police officer beating the shit out of the citizen, when the latter might actually be less painful (yet marking).

    Police talking about tasers reminds me of abusive parents having a chat about how to beat your kids without leaving any marks for legal purposes(maybe a rubber hose, or a switch, whatever doesnt leave visible damage)

  68. The officer was from the Department of PreCrime.

  69. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm |

    Your comment was much more thorough in expressing what needed to be expressed, thanks! The RT clip with the taser guy was especially good

  70. I don’t see her raising her hands in surrender. What i see is a girl fighting against the cop, shoving him away, and then getting tasered. The hands up in the air doesn’t to me look like a surrender but just the follow through of her arms from shoving him. Do I think he should of tasered her? No. Is she completely innocent? No.

  71. I don’t see her raising her hands in surrender. What i see is a girl fighting against the cop, shoving him away, and then getting tasered. The hands up in the air doesn’t to me look like a surrender but just the follow through of her arms from shoving him. Do I think he should of tasered her? No. Is she completely innocent? No.

  72. Abandon_memister | Dec 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    Wow, how bizarre. I will say this. The cop was in the wrong for even messing with a 14 year old in such a way. That was sexual assault & battery. What an abusive power move. He already had her up against the car & as you can obviously see, he was getting off on her butt. Then backs off & shoots her right where it counts. Maybe he had something else shooting in the pants? He had the perfect chance to arrest her & he didn’t take it. He is an epic failure of protecting citizens & an inconvenience to the law enforcement. I hope he’s never going to be a Father as well. His demeanor just creeps me out.

  73. Abandon_memister | Dec 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm |

    Wow, how bizarre. I will say this. The cop was in the wrong for even messing with a 14 year old in such a way. That was sexual assault & battery. What an abusive power move. He already had her up against the car & as you can obviously see, he was getting off on her butt. Then backs off & shoots her right where it counts. Maybe he had something else shooting in the pants? He had the perfect chance to arrest her & he didn’t take it. He is an epic failure of protecting citizens & an inconvenience to the law enforcement. I hope he’s never going to be a Father as well. His demeanor just creeps me out.

  74. More like just `cause.

  75. Too bad they don’t do it more often.  Hopefully, you, and other idiots like you,  will be next.

  76. justagirl | Dec 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

    the police be scanning the civilians at all times for the slightest bit of what they would call rule breaking.  when the suspect resists the officer gets a metaphorical boner and will not stop until the situation is handled satisfactorily.  then, immediately calls for backup to make it look like the situation might have put him/her in danger.  and it would, if other civilians would stand up for the unfortunate one.  but, they don’t because they are afraid.  the more civilians that arrive to help – the more police will arrive with weapons.  a bit of a conundrum, but, someday..  someday.

  77. justagirl | Dec 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm |

    the police be scanning the civilians at all times for the slightest bit of what they would call rule breaking.  when the suspect resists the officer gets a metaphorical boner and will not stop until the situation is handled satisfactorily.  then, immediately calls for backup to make it look like the situation might have put him/her in danger.  and it would, if other civilians would stand up for the unfortunate one.  but, they don’t because they are afraid.  the more civilians that arrive to help – the more police will arrive with weapons.  a bit of a conundrum, but, someday..  someday.

  78. Well she does not look 14, the video cuts out to the point when the police officer is in a physical confrontation with the girl so we don’t see what actually happened. The quality of the video is shit so we can’t actually see where the taser hits her or if she has anything in her hands. The rate at which she raises her hand looks like she could be pulling a weapon out of her pocket. From what i have seen in the quality of video, taking into account how she moved her hand and that she was in a physical confrontation with the officer and not willingly laying on the ground, the action taken by the police officer is understandable. That being said, there are a fair amount of cases where the police officers use excess force which is a horrible thing that needs to be stopped, this is just not one of them.

    Something else i forgot to mention is her friend in the white shirt is walking towards the officer during the physical confrontation as if she is going to jump in. She then backs away as the officer pulls out his taser. Also the officer has no immediate backup that are in uniform. 

  79. Ganda Boda | Feb 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm |

    shame on you police officers, you little …. some kind of a man… “serve an protect”… bullshit!!!

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