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Man tasered by Oakland police at A's game on video
by ban tasers now
Thursday Aug 6th, 2009 6:56 PM
Raw video,August 04/09:Oakland.TEXT FROM SOURCE:Even though the guy shows his ticket, I don't think that's his seat. He came over a little earlier, super drunk. He wasn't angry really, just obnoxious - hollering and making a scene. He was downing all these little bottles of vodka, and started harassing the kids behind him. A's security came to check him out when he started yelling profanities.
When security told him to cool it, he got really belligerent. Started using racial epithets at the guards, etc. They told him to leave. He refused. They called in the cops. You see the rest of it.

Whether or not the tazing was necessary/appropriate, people will certainly disagree. The one thing I can tell you for sure is that this guy had no intention of leaving calmly on his own.

Other things to look out for....

1. 1:25 - another fan accidentally gets pushed down
2. 1:42 - a foul ball lands in the vicinity.

-- video and notes by jdischord
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SchizophreniaUnknownFriday Aug 21st, 2009 10:08 PM
Try restraints and basketholds instead of tasersTasers shown to cause heart attacksMonday Aug 10th, 2009 11:01 AM
seating.Saturday Aug 8th, 2009 10:40 AM
Tasering For Any ReasonntuitSaturday Aug 8th, 2009 1:28 AM
Guy in the background!!lilsischrisFriday Aug 7th, 2009 3:18 PM
Guy in the background!lilsischrisFriday Aug 7th, 2009 3:11 PM
Perfect UseDeargFriday Aug 7th, 2009 12:58 PM
And where is police oversight in OaklandEast29Friday Aug 7th, 2009 8:46 AM
Guy wasn't hurting anybody.AnarchistFriday Aug 7th, 2009 1:38 AM
DisgustingntuitFriday Aug 7th, 2009 1:27 AM