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what kind of taser? the wimpy kind you have to touch the person with or the bad ass one that shoots the leds into the guys chest frying his pace maker....god I want one of those so bad

Posted by linus | May 21, 2008 10:09 AM

My Jew would've shot him.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 21, 2008 10:13 AM

It's obviously Mr. Poe, looking for another Jew.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 21, 2008 10:13 AM

so what is this guy? Some kind of electric hitler?

Posted by Kyleen | May 21, 2008 10:15 AM

I would laugh to hear that the mad taser-er got shot in the face.

Posted by Greg | May 21, 2008 10:22 AM

is there a conceled carry permanting system in seattle? if there wasint this post would be some mysterious phyco's who shot a homeless man who was apraintly trying to defend himself with a taser...ban guns gggrrrrr....personaly I think a law should be past requireing everyone to carry some sort of weaponry...I perfer semi "non" leathel weapons but if a gun makes you feel more comfterbal more power to you

Posted by linus | May 21, 2008 10:31 AM

@7 -- The power of America's public school system is speaking through you. My Christ...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 21, 2008 10:32 AM

this is taken from a myspace bulletin from rodney of the bus stop.

"I am all too cavalier about walking home by myself. Please take this seriously, I'd hate to see anyone get hurt.

Gary and I were walking home at 2:30 AM on Saturday (late Friday) on 13th between Olive and Denny when a man jumped out from behind bushes and attempted to shoot some type of weapon at us. It clicked twice and I saw a silhouette of what looked like a gun but Gary said he saw two lights on the gun and must have been a tazer. Nothing happened, he told us not to run and we ran a block away and called the police.

We (suprisingly) hadn't had much to drink but still couldn't make a clear identification because it was so dark. BE CAREFUL. I'm 6'4'', 225 pounds and don't look like I have any money at all. The HIll just isn't as safe as it used to be.

When the police came they told us to take 12th or other well lit streets home which might be good advice to everyone. It makes me really sad it has come to this. I've never seen so much crime for such a prolonged period in this neighborhood."

Posted by maty yeswad | May 21, 2008 10:35 AM

I sadly do not have a snappy musical we could to tasers to. Sorry gang.. but there is a School House Rock song about electricity we could all sing on the hill.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 21, 2008 10:51 AM

It's amazing how much fucked up shit happens within a five block radius of the Capitol Hill police station.

Posted by Barney Miller | May 21, 2008 10:53 AM

Every time I see on-duty bike copes leisurely biking around Greenlake I think, for a second or two, that perhaps I should have become a cop.

Posted by stinkbug | May 21, 2008 11:18 AM

Did the tazerer say something about the victims' Jewishness? If not, what the hell does that have to do with anything?

Posted by Algernon | May 21, 2008 11:43 AM

Hold on a second...How did the tazer-nazi know they were Jews? Your post doesn't say.
Were they wearing kippah and/or tzitzit?
(it was night time so probably not tzitzit) Did they have big yellow stars sewn on their coats?

Really what does this have to do with them being Jewish?
I would like more information on this, should I be more concerned than normal about my Jewish-ass being tazed? Was this a hate crime? Or was it random that they happened to be Jews, and you only bring up the fact that they were Jewish because you know them personally, and it draws more attention to your post?

Posted by Avi | May 21, 2008 11:53 AM

@ 12
that's precisely what i'd like to know.

@ 13
please refer to number 12.

Posted by adrian | May 21, 2008 12:23 PM

Sadly, with the economy going down the toilet and the gas prices rising, all we are going to see is more and more crime.

Keep your cell phones on you, or even prentending to talk on one will deter would-be theives.

Posted by Original Monique | May 21, 2008 12:28 PM

@7 I think you meant @6 because I've always found you the model of eloquence so I know you aren't meaning to be self-referential.

Posted by PopTart | May 21, 2008 12:42 PM

Nobody should be cavalier when walking the streets. I am constantly watching around myself, including who's behind me. Never stop when someone approaches. Keep walking. I'm serious. I see women stop for strange men asking questions all the time and that is very dangerous. Maybe it's because I have lived in many more dangerous cities that I know these things but they work. Seattle streets have become much more dangerous since I moved here twenty years ago. If somebody asks the time keep walking and tell them out loud. I have seen people looking at what kind of watch I had on. If you've heard all the stories I have, you'd know about being safe.Also, don't keep your wallet in your back pocket. That is a target. If it looks suspicious, keep moving and get to a phone. Follow your instincts. And never, I mean never, smart mouth a bunch of punks that are looking for someone to harass. Ignore them, look down, and get to a safe place. An insult is not worth a stab wound.

Posted by Vince | May 21, 2008 1:44 PM

Their comment was typed while i was typing mine, while yes, it was posted ten mins before mine, it wasn't there when I started typing...i got distracted and actually had to do a few minutes of work.. blech!

Posted by Avi | May 21, 2008 4:54 PM

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