Tazer? or Taser? Use It? Don’t Use It? A Final Thought

test —  May 5, 2010 — 4 Comments

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(Source:  Matt Slocum, AP)

My thoughts on the boy getting tazed are very simple, don't run on baseball field, don't get tazed.  

You can sit here and debate whether or not he should of been tazed, should he have been left alone to tire himself out, or should of been taken down old school like Goldberg used to do on WCW Nitro… via spear.  The bottom line is that the Officer that was on duty has one job, that's to protect people, and protect himself.  He did that, and did nothing wrong.  

Sure, you can say now that the kid had no intentions of doing any harm, but how is that any different if a Police Officer pulls someone over, and the cop is telling him to put his hands on the dash, and unexpectingly he reaches under the passenger side seat… what do you do then? You taze him, there could be a crack pipe, a Pez dispenser, or a .22 under that seat, at that time…NO ONE KNOWS! 

Same goes with FOR kid.  Let's say, for example, he DID do something harmful to a player or a coach, lets say he clotheslined Raul, Raul gets a neck sprain and is out 30 days.  Then, a report comes out and says "A Police officer was on duty the night of the incident, and was equipped with a tazer, but did not use it"? The Officer would lose his job, and everyone in the city would have the same response… "Why wasn't this kid tazed?"  He would be criticized for NOT doing exactly what he actually DID. You must look at the situation both ways. 

To end this rant… I've heard people say that "nothing ever happens to the players when someone runs around on the field."  Yeah, tell that to the Royals first base coach that was beaten up by a father/son duo in 2002.  Anyway, a tazer is FAR from "Lethal Force."  Don't break any laws, and you have no reason to worry about getting tazed.  All parties involved are fine, healthy, and living their lives… there should be no dispute about how it was handled, or how the same situation will be handled in the future. 

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4 responses to Tazer? or Taser? Use It? Don’t Use It? A Final Thought

  1. I was disappointed to the Phillies response to the tazing incident. I thought they should have come out loud and clear in support of what happened to enforce that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in any circumstance, by anyone, EVER. Instead they were going to look into the incident and make a decision, hence the behavior of the moron of last night who was “impaired” just to start the list. He disrupted the flow of the game, and potentially altered the outcome. Cole Hamels is to be commended for not blaming his loss of focus on the event, but he was robbed of a complete game shut out.
    The Phillies spend a lot of money on the team they put on that field, and should therefore be willing to protect that investment!
    I am hoping the Phillies organization will take a firm, hard stand against this nonsense going forward, so that we the “good” fans can go back to watching our team work their way to another World Series Appearance.
    Go Phillies!

  2. Before the Tazer, it was Cops on horseback ringing the field in 1980 and the Judge at Eagles games. Seems like Philly should be commended for being a leader in Crowd Control.
    But seriously, just not sure why ANYONE has a problem with this. The kid on Monday, Steve Consalvi, was (is?) an ASS. He’s probably better off being tazed than being tackled and roughed up by Security, anyway. My hope is that PSU rescinds his acceptance, and he winds up as a joke at some Community College. Not that there’s anything wrong with CCs. (“Psst, there’s the asshole who got tazed at a Phils game and became a national joke. And he’s at OUR school! How cool is THAT?”) It reflects very badly on PSU, or ANY school that accepts him. His goofy face is all over the national news and comedy shows (including FOX “News”). He will be Google forever. Good luck with that job hunt is 4 years.
    The guy on Tuesday, DJ Tom, shoulda been tazed, too, if for nothing else than being 32 years old and dressing (and acting) like some 8th grade gangsta wanna be. Or being 32 and having “Thundercats” as his favorite TV show. Or for still having a MySpace page, or calling himself Thomas “Thorobred” Betz. Cute GF, though
    Security and the police simply don’t know what those guys had in mind (or in their pockets). They are SECURITY…as in securing EVERYONE’S safety, including the idiots who commented that it’s “just good clean fun” and….
    Wait, where was I?

  3. someone over, and the cop is telling him to put his hands on the dash, and unexpectingly he reaches under the passenger side seat… what do you do then? You taze him, there could be a crack pipe, a Pez dispenser, or a .22 under that seat, at that time…NO ONE KNOWS!
    Same goes with FOR kid. Let’s say, for example, he DID do something harmful to a player or a coach, lets say he clotheslined Raul, Raul

  4. kid had no intentions of doing any harm, but how is that any different if a Police Officer pulls someone over, and the cop is telling him to put his hands on the dash, and unexpectingly he reaches under the passenger side seat… what do you do then? You taze him, there could be a crack pipe, a Pez dispenser, or a .22 under that seat, at that time…NO ONE KNOWS!
    Same goes with FOR kid. Let’s say, for example,

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