Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, December 5, 2008
California cops tasered a distraught son whose father was drowning after he and his brother complained that police were not doing enough to rescue their dad, while authorities prevented the two sons from making any kind of rescue effort themselves.
The latest example of police brutality unfolded in Mendocino Country California. A San Francisco family was visiting Portuguese Beach when the father accidentally fell into the water and was washed away from the shore.
Police arrived with rescue crews but made no effort to save the drowning man, named as 54-year-old Maurizio Biasini, and prevented his two 18-year-old sons, Dario and Andriano Biasini, from helping their dad as they insisted on waiting for the Coast Guard and a Sheriff’s boat.
The sons’ protests about the inaction of the authorities led to a struggle and cops tackled one while the other was restrained. The son who the cops tackled was then tasered as he lay on the floor and tasered a second time as he attempted to get up.
Watch the clip below.
CHP officers claim the sons were “getting in the way of rescue efforts” but charges of “interfering” are likely to be dropped, according to a KHSL TV report.
“I think they could have settled them down in other ways than that,” said the eyewitness who filmed the incident.
The father who fell in the water is still missing.
This is just the latest example in an epidemic of police brutality that has swept America in the last few years as the indiscriminate use and abuse of Taser devices increases exponentially.
Last week we reported on the case of Margaret Hiebing, a 54-year-old women who was tasered by Wisconsin police for the dangerous crime of sitting in the wrong seat at a football game in Madison. Hiebing, a Badgers season ticket holder, had taken a different seat because someone else had occupied her usual place at the packed game. When police approached Mrs Hiebing she explained the situation and refused to leave. Onlookers began to berate the cops after one of them reportedly threatened Hiebing with pepper spray.
One witness filmed the altercation on a cell phone, evidence which would later dispel initial police claims that Hiebing was causing an obstruction by sitting in the aisle.
Police then forced Hiebing face down on the ground and tasered her on the back of the leg.
Hiebing was then placed in a wheel chair and ejected as she was unable to walk out of the stadium.