Friday, December 07, 2007

Thugs: Incident #7592

Today's installment of Cowards With Tasers is brought to you by state of Kansas.

Background: The police are responding to a shooting call. Naturally, they break down the door of the wrong house, where they find a guy getting out of the bathtub, wearing only a towel.

Donnell Williams had just gotten out of the bath tub, wearing only a towel around his waist, when he turned the corner to see guns pointing right at him.

And this is where it gets interesting. The guy, whose only crime was taking a bath, apparently didn't respond to commands to show his hands.

Because he was deaf.

Officers were worried about their own safety because at the time it appeared Williams was refusing to obey their commands to show his hands. That's when they shot him with a Taser.

They shot him because they were worried about their own safety. I can totally understand. If me and ten of friends, warning armor and carrying a bazillion weapons, were to bash in a bathroom door and find a guy getting out of a bathtub, wearing only a towel, pointing to his ears screaming "I can't hear! I can't hear!" I'd be worried about my safety too.



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