‘Samurai’ Turns Out to be Blind Man with White Cane; Police Tase Him Anyway
Via Gawker: ‘Samurai’ Turns Out to be Blind Man with White Cane; Police Tase Him Anyway. (h/t Ed. at Blawg Review):
It was like being “trapped in a nightmare,” says 61-year-old Colin Farmer, a blind stroke victim from Chorley in Lancashire, of his recent run-in with police that ended with him being tased and cuffed for no apparent reason.
After “a number of reports” were received of a man armed with a samurai sword strolling through Chorley, police were dispatched to the scene only to encounter Farmer, who was walking “at a snail’s pace” with his white cane.
Giving him no time to explain, officers shot Farmer in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser, sending him crashing to the ground.
“I thought I was going to be attacked by hooligans,” Farmer recalled.
If only this poor guy had a lawyer. Wait, for Daredevil, justice is blind, and for the guilty…there’s hell to pay:
Or, as my blawg comrade-in-arms, George Wallace replied on Twitter: