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Police video shows Louisiana officer using stun gun on handcuffed man

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When will the police learn they can’t treat people like animals?

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After it stops, Richardson curses at the officer, who says, “You scream again.” He does, and the officer uses the stun gun a second time.

Jeeze. To a 67-year old guy in handcuffs?

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Police officers are supposed to be peace officers and protecting people. Not bullying, not tasering handcuffed people. Shooting dead unarmed people.

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If you don’t comply, the officer should do whatever is within reason to make them comply.

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If you don’t comply, the officer should do whatever is within reason to make them comply.

A. If you can't control a handcuffed man in his sixties two months after heart surgery, you shouldn't be a cop.

B. He did comply.

One voice says, “Stop that screaming.” Another says, “Scream again. Go ahead.”

Richardson shouts, “Help! Aargh!” Then the stun gun’s rattle can be heard. After it stops, Richardson curses at the officer, who says, “You scream again.”

He does, and the officer uses the stun gun a second time.

You are forcing a narrative that doesn't fit here.

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Pro Tip: Don't break into a house where you live at 3am, especially if you are black and your family won't stop the cops from taking you away.

Pro Tip2: Don't scream outside at 3am and expect cops to be too understanding.

Richardson says he was breaking into his own home he shares with his sister in Port Allen. He’d broken a window after losing his key.

The claim of open heart surgery could easily have been a lie or not. At 3am, people tend to exaggerate, in my experience. I couldn't find proof either way about the surgery.

The cops determine it is actually his home, so they have to figure out what offense to charge Richardson.

“That’s pretty much his window, so there’s nothing we can do about that. So now, yeah, this is disturbing the peace with him doing all of that hollering.”

Pro Tip for Cops: Don't abuse your power. People are watching, sometimes other cops.

Watching the 45 min body-cam footage certainly makes me feel bad for these police officers. It is clear the "suspect" waived his right to be silent - that's all I'm sayin'.

Richardson certainly had good reason to be upset. 24 min in to the footage, he asks to be tasered again - literally. The conversation in the police station is NSFW.

It is clear that the justice system in Port Allen is very complex and sophisticated.

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A. If you can't control a handcuffed man in his sixties two months after heart surgery, you shouldn't be a cop. 

Or maybe people shouldn’t be breaking the law.

B. He did comply. 

Evidently not it would seem.

You are forcing a narrative that doesn't fit here

Not forcing everything, it’s just not a one-sided open snd shut case.

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The brutal police state continues.

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theFU,

Any excuse, right?

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Or maybe people shouldn’t be breaking the law.

You always come back to this. As though law-breakers deserve to be physically abused by the police.

The job of law enforcement is to protect and serve. Punishment is to be decided by the courts, not the cops.

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Or maybe people shouldn’t be breaking the law.

What law did he break?

it’s just not a one-sided open snd shut case.

Someone screwed up, then.

"The Port Allen police and the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office investigated the complaint and Duhon was later arrested."

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Was he drunk? Had he come back at 3:00 am before, maybe repeatedly? Had the sister deliberately locked him out? Did he have a mouth on him, and a manipulative character? Did she call the police knowing that it was him, but hoping to get the law involved since he would not listen to her?

Sounds as if a story can be told right herein this context, quote: Richardson’s sister had called police because someone was breaking in through a window, news agencies reported. Richardson said it was his house, and he’d lost his key. “This is my house. ... I pay for everything here. She don’t run nothing,”

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How about stop calling police in the first place if you they are a bunch of ruthless savages? People last year here said abolish the police. Let's see what happens when there are no police officers and only social workers and/or self to deal with problems.

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Police officers are supposed to be peace officers and protecting people. Not bullying, not tasering handcuffed people. Shooting dead unarmed people.

If you want to stereotype the 700,000 officers across the U.S. by the acts of a few, that is on you. They are of all colors by the way.

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I had to read the entire article to get to why it exists.

Both Dehon and Richardson are Black.

Too bad the officer is also Black, or this would be a great narrative. But guess the anti-police narrative is enough these days, even when there isnt a racial narrative to match.

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What law did he break?

Failure to comply especially after he started screaming.

Someone screwed up, then. 

Seems like the old man did by disturbing the peace.

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Yes, but because the officer that pulled him out, cuffed him, and tased him was black, the media won't touch it, so basically, the msm media narrative is not about police brutality or police assault, it's about color and race as usual, now had that cop been white, we know what would happen. You think Sharpton is on his way to Louisiana, I'm not surprised that the left continues and unabashedly play the race card. shame on them!

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> Yes, but because the officer that pulled him out, cuffed him, and tased him was black, the media won't touch it, 

How did you hear about it?

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Blacklabel: Too bad the officer is also Black,

I know what you mean. I was all set to bring up the racism angle until I realized it was just a cop tasering a 67-year old handcuffed man. Now I'm totally screwed with my narrative of police brutality.

You win this one. Tasered man down. Congrats on your victory.

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How did you hear about it?

Like everyone else, Youtube.

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Failure to comply especially after he started screaming.

That doesn't deserve a response. Have fun shutting down another discussion thread with your willful ignorance.

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Like everyone else, Youtube.

That’s nice. I heard about it in the NYPost, and here of course.

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Yeah I bet LeBron will be tweeting about this racist treatment of a Black man any moment now.....oh wait, this officer- he’s not “next”? Just because of the color of his skin?

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Yeah I bet LeBron will be tweeting about this racist treatment of a Black man any moment now.....oh wait, this officer- he’s not “next”? Just because of the color of his skin?

But there’s a media blackout about the story. Maybe he doesn’t know about it.

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Yes, but because the officer that pulled him out, cuffed him, and tased him was black, the media won't touch it, 

You realise this is media, right? Moronic comment.

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