Tased in Palmerston

johnboy 2 June 2013 29

A 21-year-old NSW man was arrested yesterday evening (June 1) after he assaulted an ambulance officer and police officer in Palmerston.

About 11.20pm police responded to a request for urgent assistance from an ACT Ambulance Service officer in Tinderry Street, Palmerston. ACT Ambulance Service officers were at the location medically assisting the 21-year-old man.

While ACT Ambulance Service officers were treating the man, he became aggressive and made a number of threats towards the ACT Ambulance Service officers. Due to the safety concerns and aggressiveness of the man, the ambulance officers requested urgent assistance from police.

Prior to the arrival of police, the man left the area but returned when police arrived.

The man aggressively confronted a police officer before an attempt was made to arrest him. During the arrest, the man violently resisted and assaulted the police officer.

Due to the seriousness of the assault upon the police officer, a sergeant subsequently drew and discharged his Taser at the man. As a result, the man was subdued and taken into custody and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

The 21-year-old man has been charged with two counts of common assault. He was granted watch house bail and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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astrojax astrojax 4:40 pm 05 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

Yes. You should start your sentences with a capital letter. It is also good practice to end a sentence with a full stop.

and to close brackets)

SomeCanberraChick SomeCanberraChick 4:29 pm 05 Jun 13

This article is terribly one-sided… Has no one put thought towards reasons why the man in question may have been reacting in the manner he did? I’m not saying assault is okay, I am saying it is more often than not provoked in some way. Also I’d like to point out that ambo and police officers are people too, and whilst most do a good job some can, and sadly do, use their strength and power (such as tasers, or knee locks) inappropriately which may fuel a situation. They can also misjudge a situation and react unnecessarily. There is clearly a lot more to this story, and I am appauled by the suggestions of shooting a person because of one incident that has not even been thoughroughly reported. Keep in mind you have no idea of the mans character or the whole situation. Now go and attack me for giving another view, you crazy rioters.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 2:30 pm 05 Jun 13

Don’t bother arguing with Stevianne, she a hardline crazy tree hugging, cat lover that honestly believes that there are no bad people in the world, just bad government officials!

Perfectly ok to Tase a frootloop while they are cuffed, they could be harming themselves or posing a threat to others. You can still hurt someone with your hands tied, take no chances with these people, 9 times out of ten, thay are not worth saving!

On a brighter note, I’ll be back living in Canberra by years end. You have been warned!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:16 am 05 Jun 13

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

Yes. You should start your sentences with a capital letter. It is also good practice to end a sentence with a full stop.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:05 am 05 Jun 13

ScienceRules said :

bundah said :

Thumper said :

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

I prefer taserised, or taserationalerised.

What about taserate?

Regardless it would be a shocking experience!!

Ohm sure it would.

I heard the officer was all amped up before going out on duty.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 11:37 pm 03 Jun 13

Has anyone stopped to think that since there is obviously no physical debilitation that this must have been a mental health callout?

Someone has freaked out of his tree, an ambulance has been called, police have been called and it has ended with a taser.

This is a very sad story.

Unless, of course, you know of anyone capable of fighting when suffering illness or injury that requires the service of an ambulance. Then I would be wrong.

caf caf 8:25 pm 03 Jun 13

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

Given that the phrase Don’t Tase me, bro! has entered the zeitgeist, I think we’ll have to roll with that.

ScienceRules ScienceRules 4:22 pm 03 Jun 13

bundah said :

Thumper said :

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

I prefer taserised, or taserationalerised.

What about taserate?

Regardless it would be a shocking experience!!

Ohm sure it would.

bundah bundah 4:09 pm 03 Jun 13

Thumper said :

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

I prefer taserised, or taserationalerised.

What about taserate?

Regardless it would be a shocking experience!!

chewy14 chewy14 4:03 pm 03 Jun 13

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

I thought Taser was a brand name?

Thumper Thumper 3:42 pm 03 Jun 13

astrojax said :

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

I prefer taserised, or taserationalerised.

What about taserate?

astrojax astrojax 3:30 pm 03 Jun 13

hmm, ‘tased’ or ‘tasered’? i guess a taser could be said to ‘tase’, but my default assumption in the adjectivalising of this is ‘tasered’. (and no-one dare have a go at my use of ‘adjectivalising ‘… 🙂

any grammar nazis care to assist? (and it gets us off the bag ’em and tag ’em mentality)

iii iii 1:34 pm 03 Jun 13

ScienceRules said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

iii said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

What about if there is life after death?

It would be good if you monotheists or nihilists would think about your actions a bit more.

This applies to the writer of the above quote as will as the hero of fun.

Refer to sciencerules user name.

I ain’t touching this one! 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

iii said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

What about if there is life after death?

It would be good if you monotheists or nihilists would think about your actions a bit more.

This applies to the writer of the above quote as will as the hero of fun.

Refer to sciencerules user name.

Are you still there, sweep it under the carpet?

ScienceRules ScienceRules 12:57 pm 03 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

iii said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

What about if there is life after death?

It would be good if you monotheists or nihilists would think about your actions a bit more.

This applies to the writer of the above quote as will as the hero of fun.

Refer to sciencerules user name.

I ain’t touching this one! 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:21 pm 03 Jun 13

iii said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

What about if there is life after death?

It would be good if you monotheists or nihilists would think about your actions a bit more.

This applies to the writer of the above quote as will as the hero of fun.

Refer to sciencerules user name.

iii iii 12:04 pm 03 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

What about if there is life after death?

It would be good if you monotheists or nihilists would think about your actions a bit more.

This applies to the writer of the above quote as will as the hero of fun.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:04 pm 03 Jun 13

ScienceRules said :

DrKoresh said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Stevian said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

And here I was thinking a kinder gentler RiotAct was emerging.

It’s comforting to know you are all still as brainless as the “scum” you rail against

Stevian and sciencerules, can you both tell me the merits of someone who decides to attack a ambo trying to do their job?

Anyone with half a brain can tell you why state-sanctioned murder is a bad thing, no-one’s saying this guy is any kind of victim,

What he said.

Also, I can’t imagine why you would think that there are merits to attacking ambos on the job that anyone could list for you. It’s not about the offence, but rather how it’s dealt with.

Ambos accept and manage a level of risk when attending some patients. These people could be affected by drugs or alcohol, have a mental health problem or just be general dickbags. It’s pretty rare having to call for urgent assistance from the police but the system works pretty well, and all without someone getting shot. Even bad people.

And that’s how it should be. The emergency services are there to serve the whole community, not just the grateful, happy bits of it.

Yes, unfortunately, you are dead right.

ScienceRules ScienceRules 11:44 am 03 Jun 13

DrKoresh said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Stevian said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

And here I was thinking a kinder gentler RiotAct was emerging.

It’s comforting to know you are all still as brainless as the “scum” you rail against

Stevian and sciencerules, can you both tell me the merits of someone who decides to attack a ambo trying to do their job?

Anyone with half a brain can tell you why state-sanctioned murder is a bad thing, no-one’s saying this guy is any kind of victim,

What he said.

Also, I can’t imagine why you would think that there are merits to attacking ambos on the job that anyone could list for you. It’s not about the offence, but rather how it’s dealt with.

Ambos accept and manage a level of risk when attending some patients. These people could be affected by drugs or alcohol, have a mental health problem or just be general dickbags. It’s pretty rare having to call for urgent assistance from the police but the system works pretty well, and all without someone getting shot. Even bad people.

And that’s how it should be. The emergency services are there to serve the whole community, not just the grateful, happy bits of it.

Dilandach Dilandach 11:41 am 03 Jun 13

DrKoresh said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Stevian said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

And here I was thinking a kinder gentler RiotAct was emerging.

It’s comforting to know you are all still as brainless as the “scum” you rail against

Stevian and sciencerules, can you both tell me the merits of someone who decides to attack a ambo trying to do their job?

Anyone with half a brain can tell you why state-sanctioned murder is a bad thing, no-one’s saying this guy is any kind of victim,

In the age of DNA and video evidence, there should be cases that skip the need for trial and go straight to sentencing. Of course it should only be done when there is no question that they’ve got the right person from DNA and Video evidence along with witnesses.

Its a waste of time for everyone involved with a perp saying “wasn’t me, I didn’t do it” despite there being DNA evidence at the scene, video evidence of them doing the alleged act and witnesses describing the perp along with the action they took. Straight to sentencing for them with additional time added on top for not coming clean.

That and double jeopardy where there is clear new evidence that will secure a conviction are two areas that should be modernised.

Stevian Stevian 11:35 am 03 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Stevian said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy. Pronounced dead. Bag him and tag him. Never have to worry about that certain ice addict attacking you again!

And here I was thinking a kinder gentler RiotAct was emerging.

It’s comforting to know you are all still as brainless as the “scum” you rail against

Stevian and sciencerules, can you both tell me the merits of someone who decides to attack a ambo trying to do their job?

You miss the point, you’re just as bad as the “scum” you rail against. They have no merits and neither do you.

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