A feisty 72-year-old great- grandmother was tasered after a police officer pulled her over for speeding.
Video released by a Travis County Constable’s Office shows Deputy Chris Bieze confronting 72-year-old Kathryn Winkfein after stopping her for speeding on May 11 just outside Austin.
At first, the great-grandmother did refuse to sign her speeding ticket, but she then agreed to do it. The deputy did not allow her to do so, instead pushing her and warning her that he would use the taser if she did not move in the direction he wanted her to move in.
Mrs. Winkfein was going 60 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone. Why couldn’t the deputy simply have given her to the paper to sign when she agreed to sign it? Alternatively, why couldn’t he have sent the ticket to her house like a standard bill?
At this blog, I have previously called for a taser ban. Tasers have become weapons of choice for law enforcement officers in essentially any situation they feel the need to use the taser. The arbitrary use of the taser would stop if tasers were banned entirely.
Below is the video of Kathryn Winkfein being tasered, in my view, unnecessarily: