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Don’t Taze Me Bro

A counter-protester at the MAIG rally in Concord, NH today ended up getting tazed by police when he allegedly tried to interrupt one of the speakers on the podium. From the article:

Musso was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts of simple assault, allegedly against a person who was attending the rally and a police officer. He was held on $5,000 cash bail, and will be on arraigned June 19.

A great example of how not to win.

8 Responses to “Don’t Taze Me Bro”

  1. Dave says:

    Has anyone checked, does he have a previous record? Is he a prohibited person? Is the guy just plain nuts?

    • Rob Crawford says:

      Did it really happen the way it’s reported? Did the police overreact?

      Where’s the benefit of the doubt for the folks on our side? Why is the reflex to assume that anti-self-defense people — who lie habitually — have suddenly started telling the truth?

      • Patrick H says:

        Yeah, anytime I see disorderly conduct, I interpret that as contempt of cop. We have no idea what happened here- often the police don’t like uppity people.

  2. Richard says:

    I agree that getting in the opponents face on their podium is never good PR, but the subtext of this story is making it look worse than it is. The article states he did leave the stage of his own accord and MAIG private security led police to him.

    • Rob Crawford says:

      Yes — he wasn’t tazed while he was “interrupting”, but rather long after.

  3. bigskydoc says:

    With friends like this… It almost makes me rethink my attempts to uncover and publicize the future stops on the vulture bus trail.

    Almost.

    See what happens in Raleigh 6/22 and Atlanta 6/24

    – bsd

  4. I remember when the Code Pink protesters that got in Wayne’s face were tazed, slammed to the ground, stuffed, and charged with a crime — oh… hang on… hrm.

    :-\

    • Sebastian says:

      From what it sounded like to me, he was just escorted off stage, but then he became agitated and caused problems for the police.

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