By Carlos Miller
March 21, 2013
A hotheaded Pittsburgh police officer with a Joe Pesci accent was caught on video tasering a man who was already walking away after being ordered to do so.
The irony of the video is that before the tasering, another cop asks the videographer “is that going to be evidence,” perhaps insinuating that he could confiscate the camera as we’ve seen them do so many times.
The videographer responds by saying, “no, none of your business,” while continuing to record.
It is not clear from the video what led to the altercation but it is related to St. Patrick’s Day festivities because everybody is wearing green, so alcohol was probably involved.
But the man who was tased didn’t appear to be drunk, even after he was tased.
The hotheaded cop, who appears to be a sergeant, pulls out his taser at :43 in the video, ordering people away, even though nobody is being physically confrontational with him.
He is arguing with a group of citizens, who are apologizing for pissing him off, when he notices the first man standing at least 30 feet away, saying absolutely nothing but watching.
He then storms up to the man, holds up the taser against his face and fires, knocking the man backwards.
The videographer walks up the scene and at 1:15, it appears as if another cop strikes the camera while the hotheaded cop is ordering the tased man to “get up!”.
“I’ve had enough of you and your fucking mouth, shut the fuck up,” he yells as other officers stand the man up and handcuff him.
Check out the video below and tell me if you don’t see the connection.
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