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getting tased

  1. mr. daydream profile image60
    mr. daydreamposted 7 years ago

    Within recent years, there's been several incidents where sports fans at televised sporting events (namely babeball, basketball will be next) foolishly ran out into the field. An epidemic that only encourages others, and may even eventually inspire some nut to run out and attack one of the players from a rival team (who knows, maybe even with a weapon). Face it folks, these are unpredictale times we're living in, but they aren't so quick to do this in during football and hockey games... for obivious reasons (especially hockey, if they know what's good for them, them hockey players are street thugs on ice).

    In this case, do you think tasing is a necessary step to disencourage future idiots and attention fiends from running out unto the field?

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You got me REALLY hooked on this. Where can I watch it? big_smile

      1. mr. daydream profile image60
        mr. daydreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's all over the local news here in Chicago, it's in the world news too. The incident I'm specifically talking about happened to some 17 year-old at a Philadelphia Philly vs. St. Louis Cardinals game Monday in Philadelphia. Google it up and read all about it.

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Umm, I must be really retarded...baBeball? St. Louis Cardials? All over the news?

          1. waynet profile image71
            waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this


          2. mr. daydream profile image60
            mr. daydreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            baseball, my bad.

          3. Sally's Trove profile image81
            Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I totally missed the "babeball"...nice catch. Maybe something in it that's sub-conscious, too. No poking fun at you, mr. daydream, this is a great topic. But verbal slips are great too.

        2. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I was watching that game and was aware of the incedent. The guy who ran onto the field ignored the request to stop and who knows what his intentions were, perhaps to harm a player of umpire. However it happened again in this very same series but this time the guy stopped when ordered to do so. The Mayor of Philadelphia has sent a strong warning to future people running onto the ballfield. I just saw 6 innings of this series tonight without any one running on the field.

  2. lender3212000 profile image75
    lender3212000posted 7 years ago

    I don't so much mind the fact that the idiot who ran onto the field and disrupted an event that people paid a lot of money for got zapped, what kills me is that he got zapped while a wanted terrorist on the "no-fly" list was able to jump on an aircraft without a problem. Where exactly are our security priorities and why do we go to extreme lengths in one area but not another?

    1. mr. daydream profile image60
      mr. daydreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good point. I do agree from the underoos bomber, to the white house party crashers several months back (first there was a white couple, then a black guy who said he lost his invitation), to this week's events that there's differently been some high-level security breaches in our nation as terrorists and conniving individuals continue to find chinks in our armor. But for now, I'm focusing on events that are akin to the topic mentioned. So, do you folks think that tasing field jumpers at sporting events is a necessary step?

  3. Buck Steiner profile image59
    Buck Steinerposted 7 years ago

    There was a female Tennis pro who was attacked on the court and stabbed!

    I bet she wishes someone had tazed that guy.

    1. mr. daydream profile image60
      mr. daydreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that happened a coupla' years ago, I remember that incident.

  4. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    it was in the 90's and it was monica selis. about 6 years ago 2 fans ran on the field and fought with a 1st base coach during a royal vs whitesox game!

  5. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    I think tasers are overused.  The guy on the baseball field wasn't a threat to anyone; he could've been brought down eventually without tasering.  Tasers can have serious side effects and have been known to cause death in apparently healthy individuals.

  6. Sab Oh profile image53
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    They shouldn't have tased him, they should have shot him with good old fashioned bullets.

    No more running on the field after that, I'd wager.

    1. mr. daydream profile image60
      mr. daydreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's just cruel and unusual punishment, lol.

  7. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Tasers are an abomination. Nazis used them on prisoners. Also used in MK ultra programming.
    Get rid of them. They are evil.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Errr... they were invented in 1969 apparently, so I don't see how the Nazis could have used them unless they were capable of time travel.

  8. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    I was just talking about this yesterday.  Everytime you turned on the news, this guy was on it, running around like an idiot. 

    (As a side note, a lot of media stations running sports programs won't actually show people on the field and streakers, etc. because it gives them exactly what they want... promotion and visibility... the local news here has totally screwed that up.  No wonder there was a second runner.)

    Anyway, whether or not tasing was appropriate, I can't say I feel bad for this guy at all.  HE RAN ONTO THE FIELD DURING A MAJOR PUBLIC EVENT.  You're sort of asking for trouble there.  Its not as if he was looking for the men's room and accidentally wound up behind third base.  If you're going to pull a stupid stunt, you need to be prepared and accepting of some harsh consequences. 

    I know I'm going overboard here, and using this one incident to represent an awful lot, but, seriously, we have a major issue with personal responsibility these days.  If this guy did get hurt, I don't blame the security guy with the taser who was doing his job, I blame the idiot kid for running onto the field.  Like I said, its not as though it was an accident.

  9. Sally's Trove profile image81
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    The police commissioner here in Philadelphia assured the public that tasing the field runner was according to established protocol. That the kid was 17 or something is no excuse, and no preferential molly-coddling ought to go in his direction. He and his parents need a better relationship.

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "molly-coddling" - I like that.  I may have to start using it if you don't mind the theft.

      Let me try it out... "Boys, I'm done molly-coddling you.  Now go clean your rooms this instant."  I like it. big_smile lol

  10. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Hahah, being from Philly...yea, half the crazy Philly fans need to be tased. We are merciless...that kid was nothing compared to the craze of normal Philadelphia friends.

    I guess those with tamer fans may find the tasing a bit overboard. :s

  11. profile image64
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Don't tase me bro!

    Heywood Banks has a funny song about hearing 2 women talking and one of the women told the other one......."and then they had to tase her again!"
    It is hilarious!