Monday, June 2, 2008

. . . and The Beat Goes On!

Northern Calif. man dies after police use Tasers
The Associated Press
Last Updated 1:26 pm PDT Thursday, May 29, 2008

WOODLAND, Calif. -- A Woodland man has died after police officers fired on him with a Taser stun gun.

Police in Woodland, about 20 miles north of Sacramento, say the man became increasingly agitated as they tried to talk to him Wednesday morning. He had just left a clinic for people with mental health issues.

The man is believed to be in his 40s but his identity has not yet been released.
Lt. Charles Wilts says the man was not armed but was holding a pencil and moving closer to the officers when they fired at him.

Wilts says at least three officers deployed their Tasers, but it was not clear how many times the man was shocked. He also was struck in his arms and legs by police batons.

The Yolo County Coroner's Office planned an autopsy Thursday.

A what? A "pencil." An "important non-lethal tool"?

Joe says, Okay! So, what? So, consider this piece of brilliant blogging by Ernie Branscomb.
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Outrageous Outrage.
Friday, May 30, 2008

Think there is any connection?

Ernie asks the question: Also, there were a great many innocent white people killed by Indians. The past needs to be “Past”.

I agree with Heraldo that what happened was horrible. I also agree with Anon.R.Mous that we really don't want to know who did it. What would that accomplish?

Joe asks, "Have you taken a good look around at our community lately, Ernie? None of us crawled out from under a rock yesterday. We all bear the burdens of the 'Past' whether we like it or not. That memory is carried in our DNA and it plays out everyday and in every way. As an example, the mentality that justifies the US assault on Iraq is the same justification used in all Indian massacres. So, 'What would that accomplish?' I reckon the answer might be in the immutable law, 'You reap what you sow.'" Heraldo has a point, even if it was August 5, 2006!


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