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Dalian Atkinson Dead.

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Gilzeantoscore, 15 Aug 2016.

  1. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Dean Austin

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    News just in that former Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Emirates Marketing Project player, Dalian Atkinson was killed today after being tasered by police. He was outside his elderly father's home.
     
  2. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Bloody hell. Maybe our police should pause their Taser use for a bit, he's not the first to die from their use. We're not phucking America.
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Maybe they should stop driving cars - I hear people die on the roads. Or stop arresting people? Some people die in prison.
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    You ain't half a stupid qunt at times.

    Cars and roads are necessary things. Tasering people is not, it's quite a recent thing for our police to be doing. They policed without using them in the very recent past. So maybe, they should stop using them for a bit, because it seems like people are being killed when it's not at all necessary.
     
  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    They policed without cars once upon a time.
     
  6. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Alf Ramsey

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    It's a terrible thing but until all the details are in it's pointless to make judgements. I'm not in favour of tasers but if a guys was waving a machete near my loved ones my attitude would probably change.
     
  7. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Pedro Mendes

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    You will be happy to note there was not a matchet in sight
     
  8. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Pedro Mendes

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    When it comes to "policing" you never cease to amaze me dude
     
  9. indianspur

    indianspur Guest

    Ron Atkinson's son :)

    nah, very sad and unfortunate. Scored a goal of the season once iirc, if he had done that in todays football he would automatically be classed in the 20-30 mill bracket.

    always came across as a bubbly character when interviewed back in the day, a nice guy.

    RIP Dalian
     
  10. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Alf Ramsey

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    Thanks, don't believe I implied there was, I was trying to make the point that someones position on issues can change based on circumstances. I don't rush to make judgements until the facts are known.
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    If you had spent as much time as me living in nice areas that are very close to really awful ones you'd probably agree.

    Why did you put policing in quotes? Were the ones involved in this incident pretending to be police?
     
  12. Jordinho

    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Paula Quinn, who lives in a first-floor flat near the Atkinson property in Trench, told the Shropshire Star she had witnessed the Taser being fired after hearing shouting.

    "I stuck my head out the window to look out and I saw two police officers shouting at the gentleman and he sort of was stumbling towards them and the police officers warned him they would Taser him, but he just seemed a bit, perhaps, inebriated.

    "And because he continued to step forward once or twice - non-threatening - they deployed the Taser," she said.

    "As the Taser hit him in the stomach he just went 'doof', down like a lead balloon."
     
  13. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    If only the police had her expert opinion at the time - they could have just fudged off home and had dinner.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
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    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    I wonder if its the same silly cow who said on the news that she could hear the coppers boots kicking him, but then said she could hear a lot of shouting but was to far away to make out what was being said. :rolleyes:
     
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    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    A pathetic overreaction if remotely true. Poor bastard.
     
  16. Jordinho

    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Rumour has it he's got a bit of a rep locally, but we'll have to wait and see.
     
  17. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Just for reference, if a policeman tells someone to stop walking towards them or they'll get tasered, and they continue walking....

    What do you think the reaction should be?
     
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    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    in my head, a portly gentleman with an umbrella appeared, and rushed over to an ailing Dalian to hold said brolly aloft and shield him pointlessly from the drizzle.

    A sad day for Dalian and for Wimbledon umbrella man. RIP.

     
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    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    I think the 'reaction' should be in line with the situation. You know, applying a bit of context, silly things like that. Policemen are, after all, still human beings and not cyborgs or vulcans. I concede, until the full details come out this entire conversation is like tinkling in the wind, however, for the sake of speculative discussion, if Atkinson was stumbling around looking like he was either tinkled or stoned, I would suggest that he did not need an immediate tasering. IF this is to be the new standard of West Midlands policing, expect to see hundred of casualties every single weekend around the streets of Brum...
     
  20. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    We shall indeed...again, if evidence suggests otherwise then OK...but
    it's hard to imagine anything being worth that!
     

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