Yesterday a man believed to be in possession of stolen goods was tasered in
the face, neck and chest after a foot pursuit with police in Sydney. Footage
quickly circulated around social media showing the man with his hands up,
kneeling on the ground before police repeatedly tasered him. LiveTribers, in
your opinion was it unnecessary force? Were the police justified in their
response? Have you seen the footage?
Posted by on 23 Jun 2020
Would hate to be police officer these days. They go to work everyday not knowing
what they face and putting their lives in jeopardy and if people did the right
thing, there would be no need for any decisions on what actions they have to
take. Sometimes social media only captures one part of the whole story
I saw the footage and it definitely looked like unnecessary force to me. In
fact I commented to my husband that it looked a bit rough and he agreed.
However, I understand that it was only a very small part of the video that I saw
and I do not know what happened before the tasering occurred. Most Police are
very responsible and do a wonderful job and would not unnecessarily harm a
Sadly it sounds like over kill to me!. Due force is what is warranted. If he was
truly contained, it sounds like heavy handed police should be stood down!
This is of course all facts have been reported correctly.
i guess one needs to assess the situation , the guy committed a crime , did he
resist arrest , was he uncontrollable with drugs , did he endanger the police or
onlookers ? We all see the videos of police trying to restrain the criminals ,
some with tragic results . Why doesn't the media show the police , paramedics ,
ambulance officers , being bashed , tryng to do their job in law and order ,
saving lives , not only the perpetrators but the people around him , family ,
friends , neighbours , bystanders that have had their lives affected. The media
has a lot to be accountable in inciting hatred , mistrust and anger . I don't
see protesters marching for the safety of the people in the front line or the
medical staff that we all rely on . I tip my hat off to them in doing a selfless
duty . If this is about protecting perpetrators , the media must be more
balanced in their reporting . Should the public have given more support to Ivan
Milat and to protect Daniel Morcombe's killer whilst in gaol . Where does one
draw the line ? We are driven by the media's sensationalism to get a story ,
what they don't realise is by their reporting , they are gaining a posse ,
dissent , anger and justice in the wrong areas . Whatever happened to the tree
huggers , with climate change , it would seem that it's OK to set buildings on
fire , loot , riot and anarchy , for the freedom and rights of the people , as
long as it's not in their backyard !
I havent seen the footage as yet but what concerns me is that we never see what
happens prior to the rough treatment of a suspect.
There are always two sides to every story and from what I have read (in the
question above) this is just one snippet of what happened.
What concerns me is all the bystanders hanging around doing nothing to assist
but videoing from their phones, why? To make a quick dollar from the news
services that buy the footage?
Some 15 years ago I attended a oleoresin capsaicin combined VicPol training
session in Stawell and wherever possible OC spray is NOT to be used on the face.
One would need to be at the actual incident to know the true facts. Basically
...break the law and fail to yield may lead to you being OC'd or
Tasered.....using a weapon and endangering Police and or bystanders could end in
death by firearm
.... pretty clear I'd reckon!!?
I never believe carefully edited news footage anymore. News services nowadays
appear to spend more time stirring up bystanders and getting them to pose for
the cameras than genuinely and accurately reporting what is really going on. The
Murdoch press has a lot to answer for.