This video has raised objections over why police appear to walk up to a man sitting on his porch and taser him without any violent act on his part. There appears to be more to this story, however, given the large number of officers who are present. Does anyone know the back story? You can hear an officer yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser” — reminiscent of another such video.
What is equally disturbing is the neighbor who is taking the video and laughing at the scene of someone being hit by a 50,000 volt shock. He appears to find in enormously funny when someone is in pain. A voice is heard saying “it is about time” — indicating an earlier disturbance by the tasered man. However, these people need to seriously examine their sense of what is funny. I am not sure about the tasered man but I would not like to live across from people who find such violence to be a fun or funny distraction.
Once again, the question is why tasers have become the standard response to an uncooperative person — regardless of any sign of aggression or violence. It seems in too many videos to be a common measure to make people easier to deal with in such circumstance — despite the large number of officers present.