Driver Tased For Asking Officer Why He Was Stopped
Man who refused to sign speeding ticket because he did
not understand what it was is tased and arrested by officer
who then refused to read him his rights
A man was tased and arrested on a Utah highway after being stopped
by an officer and refusing to sign a speeding ticket because he
did not understand what offence he had committed or why he had
been pulled over.
The encounter, captured on
the police car camera on September 14th and released this week,
is the latest in a long string of incidents involving the unacceptable
use of Tasers by officers on citizens whom the evidence reveals
are in no way threatening, acting unlawfully or resisting co-operation.
The video shows the Utah Highway Patrolman pull
over Jared Massey and his pregnant wife who also had their baby
with them in the car and ask for Mr Massey's license.
Mr Massey tells the officer he does not understand
why he has been stopped or what he is being charged with, at which
point the officer orders Massey to get out of the car. The officer
then puts down his clipboard and immediately takes out his Taser
and points it at Mr Massey without any provocation whatsoever,
yelling "Turn around and put your hands behind your back"
as Massey attempts to point out the speed limit sign and engage
the officer in conversation.
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A shocked Massey asks "what the hell is wrong
with you?" and backs away, turning around as the officer
had demanded, at which point the officer unleashes 50,000 volts
from the Taser into Massey's body, sending him screaming to the
ground instantly and causing his wife to jump out of the car and
yell hysterically for help.
Watch the video:
Lying face down on the ground a shell shocked, Mr
Massey says "officer I don't know what you are doing, I don't
know why you are doing what you are doing" to which the officer
replies "I am placing you under arrest because you did not
obey my instruction."
Mr Massey then once again asks the officer several
times why he was stopped and what he is being charged with. He
then asks for his rights to be read and points out that the officer
cannot arrest him without doing this. Instead of reading Massey
his rights the officer then addresses another patrolman who arrives
on the scene sardonically commenting "Ohhh he took a ride
with the Taser" to which the other officer answers "painful
The icing on the cake comes at the end of the video
when the officer LIES to his own colleague about the encounter,
clearly stating that he verbally warned Massey he was going to
tase him, as is the law, when there was no warning whatsoever.
Mr Massey is planning to file a lawsuit against
the Utah Highway Patrol. He says he was already slowing down as
he approached the 40 mile per hour sign in the construction zone
outside of vernal. All charges except for the speeding ticket
have been dropped.
This amazing video reveals how eroded civil and
constitutional rights have now become. The officer had no legal
right to make Massey sign any document he did not understand
Tasers are supposed to be the last response before
lethal action, however, police now use them as if they are batons
or pepper spray.
The police are now trained that "pain compliance,"
a euphemism for torture, is acceptable in apprehending anyone
even if that person poses no physical danger. If you electrify
any person, they suffer extreme pain and stand a high chance of
Despite this, idiotic media hacks such as Fox
News host Brian Kilmead are happy to promote police
state tactics, selling the idea that protestors or people that
merely question authority in any way are threatening and should
be tased or "beaten to a pulp".
This phenomenon is out of control, how many more acts of wanton
police brutality, torture and death by means of tasering are we
Taser use is being abused by police all over the
country and beyond as cops are trained that torture is a perfectly
acceptable response to somebody who acts out of the ordinary,
asks the wrong question or refuses to show their papers.