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LETTER: Nine tips to prevent being shocked by a Taser

Sunday, September 19, 2010 | 3:39 p.m. CDT

The following tips are offered to the .005 percent of the citizens who are at risk to be shot by a Taser.

1. When the police turn on the lights, STOP.

2. Be respectful of authority.

3. Obey commands of the officer that are time-honored requests that assure the safety of you, your passengers and the officer.

4. Shut your mouth. Don't start into a rant that shows your great command of the French and English languages.

5. Don't step on the gas and take off, endangering everyone in your path.

6. Don't challenge the officer to a foot race.

7. Don't drive with a suspended or revoked license or an outstanding warrant.

8. Don't down a few beers or smoke a couple of joints to enhance your courage.

9. Obey the darned law.

David L. Miller lives in Columbia.


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Gregg Bush September 19, 2010 | 4:56 p.m.

10. Don't be a grandmother during a routine traffic stop.
http://www.inquisitr.com/25701/gran-gone...

11. Don't be restrained by law enforcment while on the ground.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/691187/a_w...

12. Don't be a grandmother in your own bed on an oxygen machine.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/29/gra...

13. Don't be unarmed and put your hands on the hood of a police crusier.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-5...

14. Don't be in your own home and call for the paramedics.
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/...

15. Don't go to the YMCA.
http://www.keyc.com/node/41923

16. Don't go through police training in Columbia, South Carolina.
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.a...

Anyone think of any more?

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Donald Kuhns September 23, 2010 | 12:36 a.m.

17. Take a shower when mommy tells you(or else!)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/1...

18. When Mommy demands your cell phone, give it to her!

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/go...

19. For heaven's sake, quit being autistic!
http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2010-...
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=89890

20. Play nice with the other 10-year-olds.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/23017...

21. Whatever you do, do NOT have an epileptic seizure

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/apr/13...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=26...

22. Never, ever become mentally ill

http://www.nypost.com/video/?vxSiteId=0d...
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/1414751...

23. Don't skip school
http://articles.cnn.com/2004-11-14/us/ch...

24. If Daddy works at a prison, you might want to skip bring-your-kid-to-work day.

http://www.lilsugar.com/Taser-Your-Child...

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