This video has a disturbing scene as multiple officer in Nottingham, England beat and taser a man who is lying on the ground.
English police has a reported 10,000 tasers and the Nottingham video is leading to renewed calls to review the widespread use of these devices.
The police were called to deal with an aggressive customer and the 40-year-old man was reportedly hit once with a taser before the start of the video. Police has said that one officer was assaulted and required hospital treatment.
Once again, it is videos like this one that worries civil libertarians as the English legislators and police seek to ban or limit the photography of officers through the use of criminal penalties.
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“They modify the music ever so slightly but as an amateur musician I swear it’s the same song with funnier lyrics.”
The melodies are indeed the same. Even when I was younger, I just never “got” Monty Python, which was a bit far out there for a country boy.
I still remember some of the mid-1950s scenes of Richard Greene’s Robin Hood. We old folks get nostalgic for the 50s and early 60s….BTDB (Before Those Darn Beatles!)
Buddha, Mespo, Jill and anyone that cares:
I found this link to some really crazy stuff:
Blind and deaf man to lead Amazon expedition. As far as he knows
Veterans Affairs officials grilled over botched colonoscopies. What a pain in the ass
It’s a small world.
That music, which I’d never heard until today, was recycled by Monty Python for the sketch “Dennis Moore”. They modify the music ever so slightly but as an amateur musician I swear it’s the same song with funnier lyrics. They play it when Dennis is riding his horse. It’s toward the end of the clip. It’s pretty funny.
Here is a link if you want to check it out.
Thanks for turning me on to the source. That kind of thing appeals to the “etymology” geek in me.
Very on point link. The relationship in all of these stories is the need of Police Officers to attain respect, despite the circumstance.
Michael C. Murawski,
Either you smoked too much weed, or I’ve grown too old to understand current argot. Either way I don’t think you’re making much sense.
Buddha writes: If I’ve picked up any travel hints here, it’s that when in England, video EVERYTHING you do REGARDLESS of what they like – for your own protection. It’s not like I’ll be going to England any time soon though. Over the last two years they’ve managed to kill any desire I ever had to visit. The police in Japan are far more courteous and polite and, more importantly, not taser happy.
me: I am so there. I love scotland and ireland. I have no desire to return to england and actually kind of hate london. I think that going once maybe to see the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta stone and get lost in Harrods is fine and you can do that in a day, check it off the list and get right back on a plane. I’ve never been hassled in paris or india or vietnam. beijing can get weird but it isnt the police that will kill your spirit there… its the traffic where it can take an hour to drive 2 miles.
Thank you for making that connection from the Sheriff of Nottingham to Robin Hood.
For your fine effort, I present one of my favorite TV theme songs as a lad of the 1950s black and white television.
1950s Robin Hood Theme Song
Interesting catch. Thanks for the link.
Run, Robin, run!
The Sheriff of Nottingham has had a reputation as a brutal thug, for like,you know, a long time.
I’m a big fan of your blog and I thought this story would be of interest to this forum:
As Cher sang: “The Beat Goes On.”
This should not be confused with the fine BBC show, A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
If I’ve picked up any travel hints here, it’s that when in England, video EVERYTHING you do REGARDLESS of what they like – for your own protection. It’s not like I’ll be going to England any time soon though. Over the last two years they’ve managed to kill any desire I ever had to visit. The police in Japan are far more courteous and polite and, more importantly, not taser happy. Everything has a price though. I suppose that price is paid by the Hellish flight(s) to get there. Parliament! You do realize the Bobbies are negating your tourism pounds at work, don’t you?
Wait a minute here. Did we not learn that it is against the law to film, photograph or record Bobbies doing their job? Prosecute the deviant that has brought such disrespect to the Honorable British Society.
That is the Problem. No evidence no crime, no victim, no crime.
In reality, tie em down in water, naked, tie exposed electrical cords to their toes. nipple clamp em and start off with a low voltage infusion of current. Then tase em, they will never know the difference. Fry Baby.
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