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    Talking College student refuses to remove hat, saying it's his crown, proceeds to get tazed

    SAGINAW (WJRT) - (11/13/06)--The man who was TASERed at last week's Saginaw City Council meeting says he never attacked anyone.

    Charles Littleton says he was only standing up for his rights -- rights he says society continues to lose every day.

    That is what got 22-year-old Littleton in trouble. He didn't obey a rule inside Saginaw City Council chambers. That rule is that all men must remove their hats.

    "It means more than just a hat," Littleton said. "It's like my crown. It's like asking a king to remove his crown."

    Littleton had his Los Angeles Dodgers hat on at last week's council meeting.

    He was dragged out of the meeting after being TASERed following what was described as scuffle with police, but Littleton says it didn't happen that way.

    "I never kicked, punched, swung or anything like that," he said. "They are making it seem like I attacked the officer, then had to be TASERed because I was attacking them. That's not true at all."

    The Detroit-area resident and Saginaw Valley State University student has now been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor because of the incident.

    He was attending the meeting to get extra credit for an urban sociology class. He was unaware of the council rule, which calls for all men to remove their hats.

    "It's not about them trying to bring order to a meeting because my hat -- not its shape, form or fashion -- disrupted the proceedings," he said.

    "They just want to control us and tell us what we can or cannot do. I will not bow down and bow out and follow blindly."

    Littleton says he believes the rule discriminates.

    "A Jewish man -- would you ask me to remove my yarmulke? A kofee? A turban? Anything like that?" Littleton said.

    "But I guess a Los Angeles Dodgers hat is not a religious symbol. That is secular. You respect religion but you don't respect this."

    Littleton plans on going to the Saginaw County Courthouse this week to be arraigned on the charges.

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    But I guess a Los Angeles Dodgers hat is not a religious symbol.
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    Just another Asshat in a hat.

    I hope he enjoyed his civics lesson, courtesy of TASER International Inc.

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    Absofuckinglutely ridiculous.

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    The sad thing is, he will sue and they will pay. I mean if I caught someone wearing a Detroit or better yet a Cubs hat that is some serious grounds for Tazerin'. Aegis you got it right Mickey the Mope there is an Asshat.
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    You see Trojan, I am all for the 5 guys jumping on the guy and showing him who the boss is as well. Here is the thing though, watching a Tasing is fun. Saves on injuries, ask my partner, he is gonna be off for a year, why? Punched someone in the head, broke his hand pins surgerys and all that jazz. Ruined his hand for what? Shoulda used the club or the spray or the zapper. (I was off that night)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Pedro, shouldn't need 5 guys for this one. 2 should be more than enough. He was just some prat that wouldn't take his hat off!

    Sorry about your mates hand.

    Strange that in my 30 years I used a gun more than my baton and definitely more than Spray (which was never).
    I got ya' I have never used my spray, the 5 guys thing was just a number I pulled out of my arse. I am a baton man myself (I really liked my old wooden one), my gun is a last resort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    ......... just a number I pulled out of my arse. .

    Well I hope you washed it throughly before putting in this thread!
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    I like the idea of tazing someone for blatant rudeness. If it happens often enough, do you think people will be more respectful and polite to each other?
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    "But I guess a Los Angeles Dodgers hat is not a religious symbol.”

    Absolutely; now if it had been a New York Yankee’s hat.





    "I like the idea of tazing someone for blatant rudeness. If it happens often enough, do you think people will be more respectful and polite to each other?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    The sad thing is, he will sue and they will pay. I mean if I caught someone wearing a Detroit or better yet a Cubs hat that is some serious grounds for Tazerin'. Aegis you got it right Mickey the Mope there is an Asshat.


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    I'm noticing a trend all these college meat sticks are getting the asses shocked off them, I find it rather amusing. You know when i was growing up and I'm not that old, you did not wear a hat in any building just as a respect factor, if I had dollar for everytime i forgot to take may hat off and my dad knuckle dusted the bacl of my head I'd be rich. It seems people are getting more and more ignorant. Do I always take a hat off in building now? No if I'm at the mall I leave it on, but a church, a city hall, govt building, a restaurant I do and it should be common sense for most people too. Anyways enough of my rant I guess.
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    I think the asshole got what he deserved, Whatever happened to removing your hat when you enter a building??????
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    This moron is crying because "society is losing more rights everyday". Maybe he should be worried about the civility our society is losing every day!

    He should've been TASERed a couple more times for wearing an LA Dodger's hat.
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    This kid sounds like a true idiot. He deserved getting tased.
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    He did deserve it, his behavior was just asinine.




 

 

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