Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wash. Grove, MD
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Allez 24-Speed Road Bike
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Cycling, Law Enforcement, Health
People may be wondering when they see the title, 'What is he referring to?'.
I titled it that because, there has been discussion over in 'Advocacy & Safety' about a situation where a partially-deaf man on a bicycle was tasered by a rookie cop when the cyclist did not obey the officer's command to pull over. The fact of the man being partially-deaf was only found out after the fact. By that time, the young man was deceased.
The man made no threatening or allgestures at the police officer that would necessitate the use of a stun gun.
I am concerned that some police officer, will taser me, while I am on my bike. I have several medical conditions and one of them necessitates the use of metal clips to keep me from dying. All that even though I would not be doing anything illegal.