Stunning: DC Police Now Tasing Occupiers

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

About time the police took the gloves off, so to speak.

Protesters said Park Police had been passing out flyers warning that at noon Monday they will begin enforcing a longstanding ban on camping overnight in the square and Freedom Plaza.

The arrested protester, who is known as “Lash,” became angry when police entered his tent on Sunday to give him one of the pink flyers, according to Tracy Keith, 49, a researcher from Raleigh, N.C., who has been in the square for several months.

“He told them: ‘Get out of here, get out of my tent. You’ve already given us enough of these,’” Keith said. He said the protester ripped up the flyer and followed the police around the encampment tearing down other flyers until the confrontation escalated and police forced him to the ground stunned him with the Taser.

Keith said the protester passed out and vomited. Other protesters became angry and demanded that police summon an ambulance. Instead, a police vehicle arrived to transport the protester.

Somehow I suspect “Lash” isn’t his real name.

Update: Believe it or not, “Lash” heads the Occupy DC fun committee.

Lash, the head of the fun committee, said he and a small group of people would be staying in the park. They would not sleep for as long as humanly possible.

Here’s video. The fun begins around 1:30.

Doug Ross, meanwhile, has photos of the squalid encampment.


8 Responses to “Stunning: DC Police Now Tasing Occupiers”

  1. JackBootedThug on 29/29/12 at 5:33 pm

    This is an injustice, an assault on liberties not seen since the 60s when peaceful and conscientious people off all ages sought change in the sys….oh look! A squirrel!

  2. Mt Top Patriot on 30/30/12 at 2:01 pm

    Laugh now, it is funny, but it is a travesty too of epic proportions that is going to be visited upon us all who rage against the machine.

    This is a warm up for whats coming.
    A fart in a mitten.
    When the SH’sTF and real recourse begins, you think the elites are going to let a bunch of bitter clingers of guns and bibles, of their livelihoods, their homes, and primal their Liberty, do any of you believe for a moment the elites are going to say gee!..these folks have unalienable rights and Liberty, we have to back of and respect the rule of law and the US Constitution, along with their sovereign will?

    If you do, you deserve the tyranny you get.

    Remember, everything these elites, and their enforcers, aka “law enforcement”, do, is ultimately enforced by the end of a barrel of a gun.
    Think that is preposterous assumption?
    Try not paying your taxes
    Refuse to abide by a city or town ordinance
    Refuse to produce your drivers license
    What have you…
    resist to the ultimate and the authorities are sure to accommodate you with the ultimate…your death by cop.

  3. Colonel Mustard on 31/31/12 at 6:06 am

    Mt Top Patriot has some good points. I have no sympathy for the occupiers. They have only my contempt.

    However, stop tasers. Stop them now and forever. Ditto for pepper spray. Tasers & pepper spray are constantly abused. Every day in county jails & state prisons these weapons are used to torture people. Often they are used just because someone – usually handcuffed, hog tired, or completely tied or chained to a chair – won’t shut up.

    There is a weakness in all human beings. It has to do with controlling others. It is especially strong in those who are attracted to law enforcement work. Tackle the guy & cuff him if you have to. Get rid of the damn tasers & pepper spray.

  4. jms on 1/01/12 at 8:55 am

    I find it amazing that anyone over the age of 10 would attempt the “I’m never ever going to sleep again!!!!!” gambit.