Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tasered motorist case settled

Jared Massey, who sparked a heated debate over police conduct after he posted on YouTube a video of himself being tasered for asking questions during a minor traffic stop, will receive $40,000 from the state of Utah.

The settlement constitutes a bit of vindication for Massey, but it's probably not enough to truly deter authorities from similar hijinks in the future. The officer in the case, Jon Gardner, seems to have suffered no consequences other than brief administrative leave and "training in conflict resolution," whatever that is.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for running the story about me a while back... I'm Dave Ridley the Outlaw Leafletter from New Hampshire.

The story is now on video including some clips from the protests, etc.:


March 12, 2008 2:35 PM  
Anonymous The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit said...

The "training" for "conflict resolution" no doubt involves intensive courses in "how not to get caught."

March 13, 2008 11:45 AM  

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