Police Officer Tasers 72-year-old Great Grandmother VIDEO
TheCameraObscura | June 10, 2009 at 10:26 amby
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Police seem to enjoy tasing senior citizens these days. There was the story of the 83-year-old man being tased by cops in his hospital bed, and now we have a great grandmother being tased in Texas.
Travis County, Texas police claim that after Kathryn Winkfein was stopped for driving 15 miles over the speed limit in a construction zone, she disobeyed an order to sign the speeding ticker, used profane language, and became “violent.” They say the officer who tasered her and took her to be booked for resisting arrest was completely justified.
However, Winkfein says that’s a lie, and the video appears to back her up.
It shows Constable Richard McCain screaming, “Get over here now!” Winkfein replies, “Give [the ticket] to me and I’ll sign it.” Instead, the officer reaches out and pushes her, and she starts complaining, “Oh, you’re going to shove me? You’re going to shove a seventy-two year old woman?”
McCain then tasers her. As Winkfein lies on the ground screaming, he orders, “Now put your hands behind your back. Put your hands behind your back or you’re going to be tasered again.
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