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    Police use Taser on blind man

    APS Oct 17, 2012

    1. APS

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      Perhaps our police need to be shown the difference between a Stick for the Blind and a Samurai Sword
       
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      That is just awful, too many officers nowadays in the force are too quick and eager to jump to conclusions resulting in many wrong decisions being made.
       
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      Last time I checked a stick for the blind resembles nothing even close in comparison to a samurai sword. Someone should stick that blind man's came up that police officers a**. Maybe then he'd know the difference.
       
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      Let another police officer do it,they got a 50-50 chance of getting it right :D
       
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      I couldn't believe it when I saw it on our news.

      I do believe the problem is the police department has a lot to answer for but they have the law on their side.
       
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      That's not right.

      What a horrible thing to happen to anyone. That guy must have been terrified.

      I don't know what blind walking sticks look like in the UK, but if they are anything like the ones in the US, there is no way it can be mistaken for a sword.

      Have they even seen a samurai sword before? There is a blade at one end, and a pretty long handle on the other.
       
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      Sure does make me wonder how on earth they can mistake a blind walking stick as a samurai sword. Here they are long white sticks virtually same length all the way down. In my eyes a samurai sword would have been shiny :/ how white can be shiny is beyond me.
       
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      That's pretty much what they are here as well Shortie, and you'd have to blind or an idiot to mistake it for a sword.
       
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      I agree, seems to be like the police officer that did this probably did it thinking it wouldn't matter or even worse for a joke. Some people are just cruel.
       
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      I was so shocked to read this story...the poor man must have been terrified - he said he thought he was going to be attacked by thugs - well he was right....:(
       
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      Shocking !!
       
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      this is so awful
       
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      Say - what you mean.....just kiddin' :playful:
       
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      Yet again we see 1 law for us and a totally different law for them.
       
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      My Card Sir....
       

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      Idiots, they leap before they look. Plus what is a sword going to do? You tell me they couldn't draw and fire a gun before a elder reached them with a blade? Weaklings.
       
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      Unbelievable, makes you wonder what this world is coming to when you see police officers getting away with so much, I bet if half of them did tests for things like this they would fail time and time again. Thinking before they act and being sure before they act is something I do not think any of them know about :/