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Police use stun gun in Mountain View brawl

Original post made on May 26, 2012

Police officers used a Taser-type stun gun on a man who allegedly violently resisted arrest during a massive brawl outside the Zen Lounge in Mountain View last Friday, according to a police spokeswoman.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Bummer. Sounds like they should rename this club - doesn't sound very zen to me!

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Posted by realpa
a resident of Downtown North
on May 27, 2012 at 5:59 am

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First off I just want to say that mountain view police took things way to far. I was right there and it started off by a man telling a officer to leave him alone because he wasnt drunk and saying that if he didnt leave the area he would be arrested. the man told him f u im not drunk. The officer then went up to him and what looked like he whispered something in the mans ear and then grabbed him and threw him against a car with a lot of force smashing him into the trunk of a small red car. he began to resist arrest by yelling an trying to keep his hands away from his back. It took a while to get him down because he wouldnt fall to the ground but then 5 officers fell on top of him and began tazering him. First was a tazer that shoots which they used 2-3 times and THEN AFTER THEY HANDCUFFED HIM THEY TAZED HIM IN THE BACK OF THE NECK WITH A HAND HELD TAZER!!!! this is a discrace to the MVPD. they man from work of mouth ended up with burn marks for them tazering him so long on his neck. when I was watching this the man sounded like he was screaming for his life to stop and they wouldnt. When witnesses pulled out there cameras they stopped and put him in the police car. They knew they were in the wrong and I hope that young man files a huge lawsuit because I will be happy to be a witness. Also there was about 50 people not 200 Zen dosent even have that amount of people in there club on thursdays. To mountain view police department its funny how everyone was asking for your officers badge numbers on scene and NONE of them would give it there answer would be get the F back or ill will arrest you for being drunk!

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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

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In the evening, especially on weekends Mountain View is getting to be as unpleasant and rowdy as San Jose.

When people get out of line officers need to do something, and they do not need to spend a lot of time or go back and forth with drunks who will blabber all night long.

And by the way drunks looking for attention can whine and scream very loud - as can legimate victims of police brutality - and it is often hard to tell the difference, but other bar patrons are maybe not the best judges or reporters of what happened.

The first knee-jerk reaction of some is to always blame the police, but on the other hand it is a badge of courage for some drunks to make a big show and give the bar patrons who have nothing better to do something to talk about for years.

That said, I do not agree with Police tasering people when they have been subdued - IF that is what actually happened, which I doubt, because people are so quick with their cellphones today if the Police had been tazing the subdued suspect it would likely have been on video or would have been very quick.

But also, when a Police Officer is talking to you, or asks you to do something - you do not tell them to leave you alone. How stupid, bad attitude right from the start. What ought to be happening is that these people's parents should teach them when they are kids so the cops do not have to clean up for people who do not have the sense to live in a society with other people.

I don't blame the Police. Who would want to have to do this for a job, and then have a bunch of drunk bar patrons blowing bad breath at you demanding your badge number, when it is on their badges?

-- By the way, why do I have to type in that irritating verification code when I am already logged in Palo Alto Online ?

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