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everyone just sat there nonchalantly chewing gum like nothing was happening. They don't even look mildly disturbed.
ridiculous that they tasered him for that.
and example of Americas ongoing drift into authoritarianism. The guy was being part of the awkward squad but the use of excessive force is just too much of an easy option. I've been given hassle three times in America just for photographing buildings, twice by security and once by a random worker who felt he had some kind of authority over me. It'll all end in tears
there was absolutely no need for that initial use of force/arrest. after that though he was causing a real disturbance and refused to co-operate which resulted in more excessive force. should he have been arrested? no. but the situation escalated.
the video suggests that it was because he wouldnt calm down. they clearly warned him. i disagree with the use of a taser in general i think as its unnecessary, but if you give the police such weapons for use in these situations then its gonna happen.
im not defending the tasering, just stating that he was being a tit and instead of just being led away he decided to play the hero.