Friday, April 10, 2009

TAKE THOSE THINGS AWAY FROM THEM. NOW.

Trigger Warning

So said Nez when he tweeted about this story: Police chief fired for using taser on wife (News video there).

From the AP:
OAKWOOD, Texas (AP) — The chief of a small Central Texas town's police department has been fired and jailed for allegedly using a Taser gun on his wife.

Former Oakwood police chief Oly Ivy is in Leon County Jail in Centerville on Wednesday, charged with aggravated assault. Bond is $100,000.
I don't have a lot to add--we know that abusive police officers prey on vulnerable and marginalized people and communities. So it's no surprise that women who live with men who are abusive and who are trained how to restrain people and how to use deadly force, are at risk.

They might be, as this fact sheet describes, "uniquely vulnerable."

(Crossposted)

3 comments:

nezua said...

yet another "expected" but infuriating event. ugh.

aprilx said...

thanks for giving me the words i needed to justify my fear of men who are trained to kill and my argument that i would never date one:

"women who live with men who are abusive and who are trained how to restrain people and how to use deadly force, are at risk."

JustMe said...

seriously, that title says it all....

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