Philadelphia Phillies’ Taser Incident is a Deterrent
Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 5, 2010
On Monday evening a 17-year old “fan” decided to run rampant through the field at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game. A Philadelphia policeman chased down the criminal with his Taser quickly stopping the romp with no one getting hurt. However, the trespasser did shake a bit on the ground as a few thousand volts “reminded” him that he was breaking the law. Probably not what he thought the response would be when he knowingly broke the law.
It didn’t take long for the Progressives to start their Liberal dribble. The pathetic American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said of the incident: “The officer’s response was completely out of proportion to the situation.” For that bit of dribble, Attorney Mary Catherine Roper must be classified as a knucklehead. When a criminal knowingly breaks the law there needs to be consequences and sometimes they need to be strong enough to act as deterrence in the future. Let us remind Ms. Roper that in 2002 two similar trespassers attack Kansas City Royals coach Tom Gamboa at a Chicago game with Gamboa suffering partial hearing loss.
Not only did the policeman use an appropriate response Tasering the Philadelphia trespasser, but he also sent a message to other would be criminals with similar intent. Run out on a baseball field illegally and you’re in for a bad night. Good work officer!