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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 05:38 PM

Southern California Police Beat and Taser an Innocent Deaf Man

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Clueless Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signaled to them that he was deaf and his friend had loaned him the snowboard he was carrying, the man claims in court.

In a federal complaint for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jonathan Meister claims the attack could have been avoided had Hawthorne trained its police officers to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.

Officers confronted him on Feb. 13 outside a friend's home as he picked up a snowboard and winter clothes for a trip to Utah, Meister says in the lawsuit.

Meister says he used hand gestures to try to tell police he is deaf and was lawfully at the home.
The cops were having none of it. They "shot Taser darts into Mr. Meister, administered a number of painful electric shocks, struck him with fists and feet, and forcibly took him to the ground," he says in the complaint.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/02/14/65377.htm

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 06:02 PM

1. Really, really stupid.




The PD can send these clowns to school but good luck to the intructors.
They obviously aren't being given a whole lot to work with.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 04:40 AM

2. Always they kick their victims after beating them to the ground and Tasering them

repeatedly. That is clear evidence that they are beating and kicking them just because they want to, because they really, really enjoy it. You know that the innocent deaf guy was not violent and not fighting back or resisting arrest, no matter what the cops claim. They were just having too much fun to stop.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 04:40 AM

3. Oh, and 5th KnR. nt

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