Raw Video: Cop Tasers 72 Year-Old Granny

  • By Noah Shachtman Email Author 
  • June 10, 2009 

Watch Travis County constable Richard McCain explain the incident, and the whole thing sounds reasonable: The driver was speeding through a construction zone, and disobeyed the deputy’s orders when she got pulled over. So, eventually, the cop zapped her with a Taser.

But then you watch the video of what went down on that strip of Texas highway. And suddenly, the claims of the driver “refusing to move” and getting “violent” suddenly seem ridiculous. Because the driver is a 72 year-old great grandmother who barely makes it up to the cop’s chest. Take a look:

 

 

Used right, the Taser stun guns save lives — disabling targets, instead of shooting them dead. But law enforcement officials don’t always use the shock weapons as firearm substitute. Tasers are also employed in all kinds of situations in which an officer would never even consider pulling out his weapon. Old ladies get blasted, as a result.

 

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/06/raw-video-cop-tasers-72-year-old-granny/

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