Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don't Taser Me, Either, Bro!

In Florida you can be tasered for asking questions at a public forum.

In Portland, Oregon, on the other hand, you can be tasered for videotaping police conducting an illegal search on your neighbor's property.

Good thing it isn't Myanmar. Police shoot people for videotaping things there:


Dean Wormer said...

The PP have a long history of this sort of stuff.

I've been at a couple of downtown rallies as participant and an observer/ commuter and the cops often seem to have short fuses. There's always a bit of nervousness that they'll just go off.

Swinebread said...

Well it is easy to get killed by the police in Portland if you are black or mentally ill.

Don Snabulus said...

They need to learn the meaning of "Protect and Serve." A running (and expensive) camera is claimed to be a weapon...sounds like an officer who needs anger management training.

Pandabonium said...

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.