Last week, the video of a Dallas cop tasering himself was one of the Top Videos at Digg.com with over 1100 hits. The video itself (you can watch it below) is from a local TV newscast that starts out giving a map of the Dallas metroplex, just in case folk around here needed a visual to understand one of local law enforcement officers was the one involved.
Now, this isn't the first time we've blogged on Texas cops misusing tasers. Just check out this list of prior posts:
August 2009: Taser Death of Michael Jacobs
July 2009: Two Taser Stories ("Take it!!! Take it!!!" the cop cried while repeatedly using the Taser)
July 2009: Cops Taser the Pastor -- in the Church Parking Lot
June 2009: Cops Taser a 72 Year Old Grandma -- twice.
May 2009: Cops Taser the Town Drunk and Kill Him
April 2009: Cop Tasers His Own Wife
March 2009: Cops Taser the Father of the Bride at the Wedding Reception
Texas Cops Use of Tasers is a Serious Situation becoming a National Joke
It's becoming more and more serious when cops are actually hurting themselves (note from the video, the cop was taken to the hospital to get treatment for his injuries), websites like Digg.com are gathering an audience based upon the humor in the situation, and still -- nothing is being done to deal with TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT MISUSING STUN GUNS AND HURTING -- SOMETIMES KILLING -- PEOPLE.
When is the Texas Legislature going to take notice?????