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95-year-old Australian woman tasered by police in critical condition

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Quite an overreaction, isn’t it? Any trained officer just simply could easily take the knife out of her hand.

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"She had a walking frame, but she had a knife."

Idiocy of police is a global trait.

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Why is 5he homicide squad involved? Is there anything specially difficult to investigate?

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What a moron! Be careful about the smarts of police anywhere.

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What a bunch of idiots. A 95 year old woman with a walking frame holding a steak knife.....and they couldn't disarm her without resorting to a weapon.

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Quite an overreaction, isn’t it? Any trained officer just simply could easily take the knife out of her hand

agree.

"She had a walking frame, but she had a knife."

Idiocy of police is a global trait.

Unfortunately true.

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The only good thing here is that it wasn't a U.S. cop or she'd have a GSW... thugs of a feather wherever they are, the 'enforcer' personality... I'm sorry... personality disorder.

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I once snatched an Exacto knife out of someone’s hand that was pointing it at me…if they couldn’t get a steak knife out of a 95 year old’s hand without a stun gun they both should resign.

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It’s very excessive indeed. It’s difficult to understand why the officer felt she had to be tased. She hit her head when she fell. That is why she is in intensive care.

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95? If she dies, the police officer should be charged and convicted with murder.

How unnecessary and such paranoid and cowardly action.

Even if the officer wasn't trained to professionally handle such a situation, no regular person would resort to such a stupid act.

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This is quite the exception here that’s for sure.

@Minikaeru, due to the serious nature of the incident this falls to that team to investigate further (despite no loss of life) .

I can assure you things such as this, like any police shooting here, is subject to a full review.

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This is quite the exception here that’s for sure.

It'd be anywhere, police or not, to attack a 95 year old woman with a taser.

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I’m not surprised.

Being a police officer gives people who made a few C’s and mostly D’s in high school a high paying career. They aren’t sharp enough to work at Starbucks or McDonald’s, but here, we’ll give you a gun and a Taser.

They get to beat up on old women and kids and harass anyone at any time. What’s not like about it? And your bosses will always back you up.

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Some of those carts are great. They come with baskets to hold stuff as people shuffle down the hallways in their living situation. Mom had one. 2 posts and 2 wheels.

While I'd think that any police officer should have been able to disarm her, many are trained NOT to risk injury, especially when deadly weapons are involved. The taser is probably the non-lethal answer officers are trained to use. Perhaps a footnote that it shouldn't be used on elderly people is needed? It isn't like the cop knows that grandma isn't an MMA expert.

More and more, police are trained to meet possible violence with equal or greater violence levels, rather than diffusing the situation.

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And yet, you never hear about this kind of overreaction by Japanese police.

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Just read that the Police commissioner refuse to see the body cam video of the incident. That speaks a lot about the attitude the police is taking about the whole thing.

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