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  •  Do we even know if he was carrying a taser? (0+ / 0-)

    I know the taser argument has been all but ruled out as reasonable. But was he even carrying a taser at the time that would make the argument even remotely plausible? I'm not arguing, I really don't know the answer to this question.

    •  It was confirmed by BART, officialy (7+ / 0-)

      He was carrying a taser.

      It doesn't make much difference, though.  It makes about as much sense as "I thought it was my pepper spray".

      Given the excessive force complaint about him in December, he truly seems to be an irrational pig who thinks he has a right to abuse physically citizens who he believes have abused him verbally.

      Personally, I think every applicant for a Law Enforcement position ought to be strapped into a chair and verbally abused by insult comics or drill sergeants for half an hour, and be disqualified if their heart rate increases more than 10 BPM.

      I've seen cops pull over and beat the shit out of an old homeless drunk for flipping them off as they drove by.  I'm talking, baton to the face repeatedly.

      If they can't brush off verbal abuse, they don't belong in the job.

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