Police tase deaf man for trying to communicate using sign language - Best of Utube!!! Youtube Filme, Youtube Music, Dokus, kompletter Film oder ganzer Film. Hier finden Sie die besten Videos auf utube!!!!



Police tase deaf man for trying to communicate using sign language von TomoNews US   4 years ago

408,786 views

3,275 Likes   295 Dislikes

Jonathan Meister, a hearing-impaired man from Hawthorne, California is suing four officers from the Hawthorne police department after they allegedly tasered him several times when he tried to communicate with them using sign language on February 13, 2013.

The incident happened on 6:30 p.m. when Meister was retrieving boxes he had left at a friend's house, when a neighbor mistook him for a burglar and called police. Police arrived and called out to Meister, but he didn't hear them because he was hearing-impaired.

According to The Raw Story, one of the officers grabbed Meister by his hand. Meister then tried to communicate with the officers with American Sign Language. That was a bad idea, because the officers interpreted his sudden movement as resisting arrest. They started hitting him and kicking his stomach. He struggled while police were trying to handcuff him, so one officer tasered him. He fell to the ground and was tasered three more times, including one final "drive stun" to his abdomen. Police continued to beat him until he was unconscious. They finally flipped him on his stomach and handcuffed him. He was later sent to the hospital and charged with assaulting the officers. The charge was later dropped.

Meister has now filed a lawsuit against the Hawthorne police department through the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. They are suing the police department for violating his civil rights under Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the lawsuit, the incident happened "in substantial part because the HPD does not provide its officers the training and resources to serve people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off.

Check out our official website: http://us.tomonews.net/

For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUS

Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories:
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TomoNewsUS

Stay connected with us here:
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS
Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS
Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/
Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus

-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc
-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-



Kommentare