Thursday, November 23, 2006

Saginaw man TASERed at City Council meeting for NOT REMOVING HIS HAT!

I thought that this was BS when I first heard about it.

Unfortunately, it wasn't...

The original link is below with the actual foootage:


Saginaw man TASERed at City Council meeting
Man refused to remove hat, struggled with police

By Terry Camp

SAGINAW (WJRT) - (11/07/06)--Saginaw's City Council meeting featured a shocking incident Monday night. A Saginaw Valley State University student was TASERed after he became unruly after being asked to take off his baseball cap.

There is a new rule at Saginaw City Council meetings. Men are required to take their hats off. Evidently, they are pretty serious about this new rule. The man was wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers hat. Officer Doug Stacer of the Saginaw Police Department asked him to remove the hat. The man raised his voice and did not remove the hat.

As the officer tried to grab the hat and then tried to grab the man, the man with the hat tried to kick Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff, who was coming to help out. At that point, Stacer TASERed the man, which sends 50,000 volts into a person's body. Cliff and Stacer got help from Saginaw County Sheriff Charles Brown hauling the man off to jail. A few people stood up and watched the event; the meeting resumed a short time later.

The man faces possible charges of alarming and harassing conduct -- a misdemeanor -- and assaulting a police officer. That's a felony. He was not arraigned Tuesday.


You can't even wear A HAT without being tased?!



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