SEPARATION IS OUR ONLY CURE.THINK ABOUT THIS…EVERYONR KEEPS USING BARACK OBAMA AS PRESIDENT TO SHOW HOW FAR AMERICA HAS COME,BUT I USE EVERYDAY EVENTS TO SHOW HOW YESTER YEAR(WHITE CONTEMP FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR) IS MORE DEEPLY ROOTED NOW.THEN YOU LOOK AT POLICE OFFICERS,SOME SAY THEY ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL,BUT I SHOW YOU HOW THEY HAVE RARELY SHOWED RESTRAINT OR CONTROL IN BLACK COMMUNITIES OR DEALING WITH BLACK PEOPLE…JUST LOOK AT THIS MADNESS;” Legless man: Cops tasered me just to be ‘downright nasty’
A wheelchair-bound, legless man in Merced, California, says police officers tasered him twice, pushed him out of his wheelchair and left him handcuffed in broad daylight naked from the waist down before arresting him on charges that would never be pressed.
According to the Merced Sun-Star, the Merced Police Department is now investigating two officers who responded to a domestic disturbance call that resulted in 40-year-old Gregory Williams spending six days in jail without charges.
Several witnesses back up Williams’ claims, the newspaper reports. The paper obtained a short, grainy video that appears to show Williams, naked from the waist down, sitting handcuffed outside his apartment complex.
The Sun-Star writes:
[A]lthough the two lead arresting officers are white, and Williams is black, it remains unknown whether race was a factor in the incident. Those two officers remain on duty.
Williams said the officers never used any racial epithets toward him. Although he does believe race and class played a role in his arrest, he also feels the police just wanted to be “downright nasty” to him. “They did what they did because they can get away with it,” he said. “They’ve been doing it so long, it doesn’t matter who they do it to. They just think they can get away with it.”
The incident began when police responded to a call claiming an argument had broken out at Williams’ home. One of the officers involved, John Pinnegar, claims Williams’ wife said Williams had hit her, a charge Williams denies. Police say when they tried to take his two-year-old daughter from his lap to hand her over to Child Protective Services, Williams resisted. That’s when the violence allegedly began.
In an emotional video interview, Williams said: “I’m not a violent person, I do not have a criminal background.”
Added Williams: “How much resisting am I going to do with no legs, no feet? How much resisting am I going to do?”
“Williams said Pinnegar unholstered his Taser, jammed it into his rib cage and shocked him twice. Williams said he fell from his chair onto his stomach on the ground outside his doorway,” the Sun-Star reports.
Williams also says an officer put his knee on Williams’ neck after he was already on the ground, even though “I can’t get up now — I don’t have any feet to get up with,” Williams said.
He added: “And they tell me that I’m doing stupid stuff in front of my kids? These are cops and they come in my house — what if they had accidentally tased my kid because of their [stupidity]?”
The Sun-Star reports that a “hostile” crowd gathered around the apartment building during the incident. The “apartment complex came to a roar because they were tasing a guy in a wheelchair and it was for no reason,” said one witness interviewed on video.
Williams was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest. He spent six days in lock-up before he was released, and the county prosecutor has laid no charges.
Williams has been a double amputee since 2004, when he was diagnosed with deep-vein thrombosis that led to gangrene in his legs.
— David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
This video is from Merced Sun-Star, broadcast Sept. 20, 2009.
Download video via RawReplay.com
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14 Responses to “Legless man: Cops tasered me just to be ‘downright nasty’”
Well, if he made I contact, isn’t that a threat or challenge to those baboon cops?
This poor man! This has got to stop. Police oficers are out of control in Nazi America! It will only stop when officers such as these fascists face the old fashion lynch mob. When they are faced with the unprovoked violence they so quickly hand out then you will see it stop. As long as we the people take this Gestapo bullshit it’ll never end. The courts don’t do a damn thing but slap them on the wrist and justify it somehow.
Oops, should have been:
Well, if he made eye contact, isn’t that a threat or challenge to those baboon cops?
So that schizophrenic that Raw was comparing to Jason Vorhees last week, the killer of 154 people in films, was captured after 2 days on the run.
” Authorities said Paul had tricked a friend into helping him elude capture. Knezovich said Paul had been telling a friend in Spokane for months that he was going to be released from the Eastern State Hospital.
Paul went to the friend’s house Thursday after slipping away from hospital staff while on a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair. The friend gave Paul a guitar and a sleeping bag and drove him out of town. ”
They caught him, and the got his guitar too, so don’t worry.
Merced isn’t exactly an oasis of Progressive values…
recently a politician out that way made the news for email racially offensive jokes to employees….
Personally, I hope the cop(s) lose their jobs over this, but the cynic in me thinks the FOP (union) will manage to get them off with a wrist-slap…a few days suspension w/o pay….
We have medieval age law enforcement and a medieval justice system in the 21st century.
This has nothing to do with Nazi or Gestapo – stop playing the Jew race card because two white cops got out of control. The Nazi had a cause and were doing what they were told – Hitler was the problem, a Genius, but a misguided problem genius. As for the white jerk cops, they need to be working at the docks slinging crap because to harm a man in a wheelchair is a sin. Cops have way to much power and no one is governing them. The courts are just as bad with their cowboy justice. The only thing that will stop this is ” Office down…….” and then they straighten up again – for a while.
8John – the real one
Still waiting for the headline…”Heroic man/woman/child/cripple neutralizes out of control rogue cop.”………..
This is simply disgusting, that police officers who take an oath to “protect and serve” the citizenry should instead be using pain, humiliation, violence, and the like on those who need their help. The entire police force gets a bad name when a few jerks like the Merced cops do something like this. Why haven’t these idiots been suspended without pay?
The cops still think they can treat minorities anyway they want to and not have to worry about anyone coming down on them. This shit has to stop. Cops are out of control.
Most police do their jobs and protect us. They have one of the toughest jobs in this society. Now that our Judeo-Christian values have broken down and amorality, atheism and immorality or rising the police have to do the job of Hercules. They also face so much hostility spurred on by rap music and the crazy death rock or whatever it is called. There are places in this country where the people who are victimized by thugs will not help the police to catch the criminals. The cops in this article are like the few bad people in every profession. The few bad bankers who gamed the system and helped to destroy the prosperity George W. Bush had created. The few rogue soldiers who did things to Iraqi’s that were not part of the battle campaign. The few outliers like Ted Haggard who thought he could cure his homosexual feelings but ended up hooking up with a stripper.
Most people are not bad. Most cops are not bad. They deserve our highest praise. But things would all be much better for them and us if everyone espoused the word of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. His moral code and that of the Old and New Testaments offers a clear guide. With Christ in all our hearts the police would only be a backup.
Cops are trained to first protect themselves, not the public. In fact, the courts have said that cops have no duty to protect the public.
Protect your family, friends and yourself by knowing your rights and knowing how the police operate. See: http://www.myspace.com/anonymousattorney
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… “All cops are criminals… 100% of them… there isn’t an honest cop within 12,000 miles of any direction!” Those cops specifically need to be in prison swapping cigarettes for their life!
“Find out just what the people will submit to and you have
found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will
be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are
resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits
of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
— Frederic Douglass, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857″