Police Use Taser on Man Putting Out House Fire
When Dan Jensen, 42, of Pinellas Fla., noticed that his neighbor’s home was on fire, and the flames were quickly moving towards his own, he used his garden hose to fend off the blaze while he waited for his community firefighters to arrive. Unfortunately for Dan, the cops got there first. And they electrocuted him.
You see, Dan is the kind of person that sees a problem and takes action towards fixing it. So of course when Dan was awakened from his nap by screams of, “FIRE! FIRE!” he went out to investigate. Being a man of action, Dan knew he needed to spray water on the fire. And that’s what Dan did.
“I was calling for my daughter. I was getting no response. So I came out, grabbed the hose and started to spray her room…until I heard she was out,” he told WTSP-TV. “[The police] kept telling me just let it go, that’s what insurance is for. That wasn’t acceptable to me.”
The police officers who did show up to “help” Dan ordered him to get back, perhaps in fear that he may get hurt by the approaching flames. Obviously being trained police-persons gives them the authority to make decisions for regular ole folks like Dan. So when Dan went back for his hose, a cop pulled out his taser gun, aimed, and fired right into Dan’s back. The cops figured a guaranteed electrocution was a better option than the off chance that Dan would get hurt while spraying his hose.
“As I went to grab the hose, I heard an officer [say] to hit him, hit him, take him down, tase him,” Jensen told the TV station. “I didn’t know that they were talking to me or about me. I was concerned about putting water on the fire and the next thing I knew, I was being tased.”
Are the cops trained to believe that civilians are incapable of protecting themselves or serving each other? This over use of force in a situation that armed men were not even required, is just another reason to resist the police in your community and learn to protect yourself and build a better world to live in. A world in which we don’t electrocute each other for trying to save our homes from burning to the ground. SMH. Anyways, here’s what Dan’s neighbors had to say about it: