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Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-06-06/news/chi-pregnant-woman-tasered-by-police-during-parking-dispute-20120606_1_stun-gun-squad-car-parking-ticket

CN: A pregnant woman had parked in a handicapped spot at Walgreens.  An officer had come to give her a ticket.  She ripped it up, threw it on the ground and started swearing at him. He then tried to give her a ticket for littering.  She got beligerent and he said she was under arrest.  She says "You aint arresting shiiit".  She then got in her car to drive off with her fiance and two young children.  The cop warned her that if she put the car in drive, he'd have to taser her.  She put it in drive anyway, so he tasered her.  He claims he couldn't tell that she was pregnant.



The police dept is obvoiusly investigating the whole thing, but a lot of people are divided on who is in the wrong, based on other stories I've read.  Some say there is zero excuse for tasing a pregnant woman.  Others say she was clearly warned what would happen, so the responsibility falls on her because she chose to disobey him.

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    [QUOTE]Let's see - she a) broke the law, b) was acting out when the police tried to punish her for breaking the law, c) she resisted arrest, and d) she was warned what would happen if she didn't stop before it happened. Yeah, no sympathies.
    Posted by djhar[/QUOTE]

    I agree. She doesn't get to completely disregard all laws because she's pregnant. That's crazy. He did his due diligence - warned her and followed through. She's at fault.
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  • I don't like that a pregnant woman was tased (tazed?) but yeah, biiitch sounded like hell on wheels.  It sounds like the officer tried everything.  Wtf is he supposed to do?
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  • The cop gave her every chance to change her tune and start behaving civilly. She proceeded to give every one of those chance the finger. She deserved what she got.


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  • It's stories like this that make not want to read the news.  What a lovely example these two set for their children: resisting arrest (to the point of a dislocated elbow!), cursing to a police officer and basically acting like a douche in the face of authority.  Excellent.  Teach your kids that.  Then teach them to cry to the media and say it's the police officer who is wrong.
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    [QUOTE]Let's see - she a) broke the law, b) was acting out when the police tried to punish her for breaking the law, c) she resisted arrest, and d) she was warned what would happen if she didn't stop before it happened. Yeah, no sympathies.
    Posted by djhar[/QUOTE]

    This!

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    I agree with DJ. No one can tell I'm pregnant right now, but I know I am. If I was warned that I was about to get tased, I'd stop putting up a fight because I know I'm pregnant, but the cop doesn't. I honestly don't think I'd ever do anything to get tased anyway, but yeah, this lady is just stupid.
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    [QUOTE]It's stories like this that make not want to read the news.  What a lovely example these two set for their children: resisting arrest (to the point of a dislocated elbow!), cursing to a police officer and basically acting like a douche in the face of authority.  Excellent.  Teach your kids that.  Then teach them to cry to the media and say it's the police officer who is wrong.
    Posted by Joy2611[/QUOTE]
    This!<div>
    </div><div>As a pregnant woman, it's her responsibility to take care of her child. Getting tased was her own fault, and she and only she is responsible for it happening. </div>
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  • chelseamb11chelseamb11 member
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    edited June 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_pregnant-woman-tasered-after-resisting-arrest?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:2c0c7d24-9c69-4c30-9d74-5bef838cc816Post:dd007c1a-ddcc-48bb-9a18-83ac5515d687">Re: Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest</a>:
    [QUOTE]No sympathy from me.  She was being a major douche, she broke the law and was warned it was going to happen. <strong>FWIW, I don't think she looks pregnant from the photo with the story. 
    </strong>Posted by ILoveMilkDuds[/QUOTE]


    I was thinking the same thing.
  • @Ramona- Tell your kitties to quit staring at me with their cuteness!


    I agree Duds, she does not look pregnant.
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  • I have no sympathy for people like her. She got what she deserved.
  • And I also agree with Joy. I feel this is what is wrong with society today, people feel like they can spit in the face of authority, kids see them act a fool and grow up with the same attitude.
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    [QUOTE]@Ramona- Tell your kitties to quit staring at me with their cuteness! I agree Duds, she does not look pregnant.
    Posted by kd.joseph[/QUOTE]

    Hahaha, I wish I could, but they're kind of commanding me to not do anything that bars their cuteness from being shared with the world.

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  • everything about this disgusts me. How dare this woman think it's ok to behave that way? She admits to tearing the ticket up and yet the officer is in the wrong? Crazy btch.

    personally- if something is wrong with her kid I think SHe should be charged with child endangerment. She put her kids and baby in harms way when she acted like that. I feel ZERO sympathy.

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  • I don't give a diick if you're pregnant or 90 years old. You don't disobey or get belligerent with a police officer.
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    [QUOTE]Also, I didn't see anywhere in the article that she actually said, "I'm pregnant" when he said he'd tase her.   
    Posted by ILoveMilkDuds[/QUOTE]

    Good point. Did she really think she could act like that with no consequences? It's her own fault for putting her baby in jeopardy; the cop told her what would happen if she put her car in gear and she did it anyway. What an idiot.
  • It was a nice touch, her adding that now she couldn't feel the baby kicking. I mean, sure it's entirely possible that being tasered did cause harm - I have no medical knowledge of the effects. But she will play this up as much as she can. People like her always do.
  • The part that sucks though, is it feels so unfair for this child to suffer (either short or long term depending on the effects) just because his/her mom is a douche.  I agree that any suffering/damage the child incurs IS the mother's fault, but it doesn't make it any nicer.
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    I've read in baby books that in the later stages of pregnancy, the baby is likely to not move as much because it kind of runs out of room. So it's possible that the baby is just moving less because it's getting big.
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    [QUOTE]The part that sucks though, is it feels so unfair for this child to suffer (either short or long term depending on the effects) just because his/her mom is a douche.  I agree that any suffering/damage the child incurs IS the mother's fault, but it doesn't make it any nicer.
    Posted by chelseamb11[/QUOTE]

    No one is saying that it's nice that this happened. We're just saying that the police officer didn't do anything wrong. Of course it's a sucky situation - it's sucky that people like her are raising children.
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  • Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can do whatever.  If she didn't tell the police officer she was pregnant, how was he supposed to know?  Not everyone who's pregnant shows.  She had multiple chances to not get tasered.  So I don't feel any sympathy for her.  And I hope her child is okay, but if something happened due to the taser?  It's her fault for getting tasered in the first place.  It's not that hard to behave like a civilized human.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest : No one is saying that it's nice that this happened. We're just saying that the police officer didn't do anything wrong. Of course it's a sucky situation - it's sucky that people like her are raising children.
    Posted by pixiedust84[/QUOTE]

    Yup. If this did damage to the baby, that's horrible ... but it's not the police officer's fault. He gave her several chances to behave civilly, and she made the choice not to. He warned her that if she put the car into drive he'd taser her. He didn't know she was pregnant, she did. She made the choice to put the car into drive anyway. 100% her fault. While the baby (And her other children that had to be witness to their mom being such a jackass) get my sympathy, the woman herself does not.

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  • Even if this woman hadn't been tasered, say she was just handcuffed and arrested, I would bet money that this woman would have still tried to cause an uproar, saying something like the police officer was too physical or rough with her.
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    [QUOTE]personally- if something is wrong with her kid I think SHe should be charged with child endangerment. She put her kids and baby in harms way when she acted like that. I feel ZERO sympathy.
    Posted by Starmusica[/QUOTE]

    <div>Agreed.  She took part in an activity that could potentially result in danger to her child.  The officer followed regulations.  She's definitely in the wrong.  Can we charge her with child endangerment?</div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest : No one is saying that it's nice that this happened. We're just saying that the police officer didn't do anything wrong. Of course it's a sucky situation - it's sucky that people like her are raising children.
    Posted by pixiedust84[/QUOTE]

    Agreed.
    Idk if it was in this article or another one I read about it, but she was also arguing the officer was in the wrong b/c he tased her in front of her kids....That's a really crappy attitude to have.  Being in front of kids doesn't give you the right to break the law.  In fact, it should be more reason to behave like a civilized human being.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest : Agreed. Idk if it was in this article or another one I read about it, but she was also arguing the officer was in the wrong b/c he tased her in front of her kids....That's a really crappy attitude to have.  Being in front of kids doesn't give you the right to break the law.  In fact, it should be more reason to behave like a civilized human being.
    Posted by chelseamb11[/QUOTE]

    Yeah pretty sure if you are causing enough of a ruckus that a police officer makes the decision to taze you in front of your children - then that is YOUR fault.  I mean, barring any ridiculous scenario in which a cop tazes you for no reason?  You're being a diiick, you're resisting everything and you're making a huge scene.  FFS.  You can't be surprised when they use force to apprehend your ass!
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    [QUOTE]Even if this woman hadn't been tasered, say she was just handcuffed and arrested, I would bet money that this woman would have still tried to cause an uproar, saying something like the police officer was too physical or rough with her.
    Posted by maratea[/QUOTE]

    eeeggggsactly.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pregnant Woman Tasered After Resisting Arrest : Agreed. Idk if it was in this article or another one I read about it, but she was also arguing the officer was in the wrong b/c he tased her in front of her kids....That's a really crappy attitude to have.  Being in front of kids doesn't give you the right to break the law.  In fact, it should be more reason to behave like a civilized human being.
    Posted by chelseamb11[/QUOTE]
    The fact that she put the car into drive knowing that she would be tasered, with her car in gear, with the children in the car, is even more of a reason she should be charged with child endangerment. She's an idiot, and I hope like hell that her children learn that it's not ok to disrespect law enforcement, because they sure as hell aren't going to learn that from their mother. 
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  • So...are police officers suppossed to ask every single women that appears to be of child bearing age if they are pregnant before tasing them?  That's ridiculous.  She broke the law, she was warned of the consequences, and she acted anyway.

    It reminds me of when I took CPR last year for my job.  One of my coworkers kept interrupting the instructor with "advice".  One thing she said was that before performing the helmilch maneuver, you should ask the person if they have had any recent surgeries in their stomach area.  Being the smartass I am, I responded by saying that we should also ask them to complete a medical history form and sign a waiver stating that they agreed to have the helmilch performed and understood the possible risks before doing it. 

    The point is, some situations you just have to act. The police officer was in a situation where if he did not act quick enough after giving the warning, it could have escalated.  He acted appropriately, IMO. 
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  • I'm surprised there are people who are on the woman's side. She was 100% in the wrong.
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    [QUOTE]It reminds me of when I took CPR last year for my job.  One of my coworkers kept interrupting the instructor with "advice".  One thing she said was that before performing the helmilch maneuver, you should ask the person if they have had any recent surgeries in their stomach area.  Being the smartass I am, I responded by saying that we should also ask them to complete a medical history form and sign a waiver stating that they agreed to have the helmilch performed and understood the possible risks before doing it. 
    Posted by LP11509[/QUOTE]
    Aren't people protected in cases like this under the Good Samaritan law? Like if you were performing CPR and broke someone's sternum, they couldn't sue you.
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