NSFW: Naked Wizard Taser Brawl at Coachella

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  1. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Was wondering how long it was going to take for that comment. haha ;)

    Actually it was very hot so he's got no excuse there unfortunately.
     
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    Probably... but maybe the Naked Wizard could have handled it differently and umm put his clothes on... or better yet, not taken them off?

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    I feel sorry for everyone involved. The crowd, the police officers and even the naked wizard. He was obviously too inebriated on something to have any logical facilities. At least I hope that was his excuse. Not a great way to gain your fifteen minutes.

    p.s. I feel sorry for myself for watching the damn video as well.
     
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    You took the words right out of my mouth.

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    Ugh. That whole video is wrong on just about every level.
     
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    Which level makes the cut?
    I couldn't find one

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  11. samiwas Suspended

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    Exactly my opinion. But I love all the people in the crowd "You're on video! The whole world is watching!" "Can you quote your badge numbers for us" "Freedom of speech!". If I were there I'd kick each of them in the face. (No, not really).

    Sorry, you screw off and the police start hounding you, just shut up and do what they say and stop acting like your rights are being infringed upon when you are clearly being a complete douche. I hate attention whores.
     
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    Yeah, I'm normally the one to side with the victim (like the Don't Taze Me Bro! guy should've never been tazed) and I think cops uses their tazers when not necessary way too often, but this guy is resisting arrest and fighting back despite being told many times to cooperate. I'm surprised the cops waited as long as they did to zap him, it looks like they used the tazer as an absolute last resort.


    The morons standing around yelling at the cops are just a bunch of stoned hippies with the "f**k authority" mindset. Don't pay them much attention
     
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    LOL, i love watching people being tazed, makes my day.

    fave people to be tazed are hippies 2nd are socialist protesters and 3rd are fat people.

    i so wanna get tazed:D
     
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    There's no excuse. You can't do whatever you want just because you take something to "feel good".


    And yes, drama queen did deserve it.


    If it retracts any further into his body, it'd be a vagina.
     
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    That was the stupidest thing I have ever read! Why would you ever say something like that are you in grade one or something?
     
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    that i wanna get tazed?
    so i know what it feels like.

    if your talking about who i like seeing tazed its because they're all scum:p
     
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    Wow, that is harsh considering fat people scum?
     
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    I think the officers were EXTREMELY patient with this loser. They tried to convince him to get dressed, and even tried to help him. The idiot then decided it would be cute to resist arrest, so they tased him. He continued to resist so they tased him a few more times.

    Considering the circumstances, and the naked moron, I think they did an excellent job.
     
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    I don't think he had any choice...on account of being blitzed out of his mind. Cops who guard these sort of events typically know there are tons of drugs involved. They just like the idea that it's contained in one area and at least the people there are good spirited (for the most part). So they probly didn't want to make such a scene - just to preserve the fun. I find the cops are never there to ruin the fun in these sort of events. ;)
     
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    cept them, they're just stupid/uneducated, and respect to the ones trying to turn their life around.

    hipppies and socialist protesters are the scum i'm referring to
     
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    No offense to anybody overweight, but I think maintaining a more ideal body fat percentage can only be beneficial to a person. There's really no negative to it, and anyone who are too lazy or can't see this are just plain dumb or in denial.

    Having said that, I have no problems being friends with overweight people. We all have our vices, and I can easily see how it can be so easy to slip into the habit. I'm guilty of that myself during stressful periods sometimes.
     
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    Why the vitriol directed at protestors?
     
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    I have little sympathy for this demonstrator, as his behavior was simply unacceptable and he ignored officers orders, for which there is no excuse.

    However, I maintain that tasers should not be used where brute force is equally effective. Having the potential to be lethal, tasers need to be treated as semi-lethal weapons; i.e. they should be be used in lieu of lethal force where lethal force would be appropriate, not as a substitute for physical force and pepper spray.

    Was this guy being a menace? Yes. Was he resisting arrest? Yes. Was he endangering the lives of the officers or others? No, and therefore it is of my opinion that this tasering was not an appropriate course of action.
     
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    I think his pinky imploded through shame and embarrassment!

    At the beginning of the video, check out the girl that walks over to shake his hand, but then watch her face as she looks down at it! :D

    It's not a good look! LOL
     
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    Living in Chicago, I've grown to despise the local police department because of the corruption and unnecessary brutality. However, these officers cleary gave the individual plenty of opportunity to get dressed and return to the festivities. I'm all for expression of the human form and standing up for your rights, but pick your battles! Some things just aren't worth the hassle.

    As for the post above about this being the wrong instance in which to use this device, I think the alternatives are no better. Pepper spray or mace can blow in the wind and with such a large crowd around, it could get ugly.

    On a side note, a few years ago I was drunk with a few friends and we decided to zap eachother with a stun gun to see how it felt. "Let's record ourselves zapping eachother with her stun gun" seemed like a good idea at the time, haha
     

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