You have officially failed as a police officer when you tase a naked 80 year old woman for waving her cane at you
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Don’t tase the nude 80-year-old woman, bro.
Police in Dorchester County, S.C., used a Taser on a nude 80-year-old woman after she allegedly attempted to attack police with her walking stick. WCSC reports that when police answered a complaint of someone making loud noises in the area, they were met by an elderly woman wearing no clothes on her porch, reportedly hitting the steps of her porch with her cane.
According to police, the woman, who spoke “confusingly,” began to swing her cane at the officers when police tried to take it away from the nude woman. As police continued to talk the woman out of swinging her cane at them, another officer used his Taser on the woman’s back. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
When police investigated the area, they discovered that the woman, a former tenant, had broken three windows at the property after the owner attempted to give the deposit back to the woman.
WCSC reports that no charges were filed against the woman despite the $250 worth of property damage.
I refuse to believe that these two brute cops couldn’t take her cane away from her in a more humane way. They just love to use their tasers. They use them as compliance devices, rather than out of a sincere fear of bodily harm. Police use tasers as nothing other than the modern version of the whip or cattle prod.