Thursday, October 9, 2008

GREAT MOMENTS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

News, Australia - Police zapped a runaway sheep that was blocking traffic with a Taser stun gun. . . Motorists trapped in the traffic jam caused when the sheep got out of a field in north Wales in Britain were horrified to see the sheep stunned by police then carried to the side of the road where it continued to convulse, the Daily Mail reported. They and animal welfare advocates say police did not have to use the weapon on a defenseless sheep. But officers said they had to prevent the ram "causing major disruption and possible danger to motorists" on the A55, the Mail reported. . .

Motorist Mark Faulkes said his 13-year-old daughter Amy was distressed after seeing the sheep Tasered. "We came across a traffic jam and we saw there was a sheep in the road. Everyone had stopped their cars and a few people had got out and were trying to herd the sheep away from the carriageway. The police then arrived and they went towards the sheep but it moved away from them. Then one of the officers got out his Taser gun and fired it at the sheep. Then he carried it to the side of the carriageway. Amy was very distressed. I don't know if the sheep was all right. When we left it was lying by the side of the road, shaking.

3 Comments:

At October 9, 2008 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respectfully suggest that any individual who wants to train to become a law-enforcement officer be required to take at least one hit from a Taser as part of their education. Perhaps that would cause some of these motherfucks to think at least twice before whipping out this particular handy tool at what would seem to be any and every provocation, no matter how minor.

 
At October 10, 2008 8:45 AM, Anonymous typingisnotactivism said...

just a correction (from Sydney) - this story appeared in Australian media, but actually took place in England (pretty sure that's where you'll find the A55 end of the world is).
The story happened the same weekend that Sydney police were first issued with Tasers which, funnily enough, was also the first weekend that Sydney police decided to use Tasers. Some loud fighty drunk guys who caused trouble on a party boat were zapped dockside in the first live use of these wapons by Sydney's bluest.
Interesting, though, to think that Tasers are meant to be a non-lethal option that can be resorted to when a gun is needed, but if the cops had shot these guys there would have been outrage. Instead, there was news value.

 
At October 10, 2008 1:28 PM, Anonymous 420 said...

Someone should file a police report against the police for cruelty to animals...

 

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