Bigoted "police officers" taser a Yitzhar resident who wasn't even acting violently
Discrimination by police against "settlers" is not uncommon, and hasn't been for many years. Just a few days ago, a man named Boaz Albert was zapped by police, all for just violating an unjust restraining order, despite not even violently resisting arrest, and the worst part is that it took place right in front of his children:
Boaz Albert, a resident of the Judea and Samaria settelment of Yitzhar, who was barred from the area by an administrative restraining order about a month ago, was arrested on Thursday night by a riot police unit that forced its way into his house. The incident was filmed by the settlers and circulated throughout the community and the footage clearly shows police officers chasing after Albert, who had fled into a room. What happened inside the room was not filmed, but the sound of a taser gun being fired is audible.Following this incident, the police chief suspended use of tasers, which I have a feeling they would not have dared use once in their entire lifetimes to subdue a violent jihadist. However, a spokesperson for the police in court made pathetic attempts to claim the video was edited. All because they don't want to take responsibility and act as though being a policeman means never having to say they're sorry. Albert said:
One of Albert's sons, who apparently witnessed the event, is also heard calling for his mother. Albert's wife is heard screaming.
People in Yitzhar claimed that the police used a taser gun on Albert even though he did not resist arrest and was completely passive. They said that his brother Hanoch, who was also detained, did not resist arrest either but was also tasered by the officers.
In the next part of the video, the officers are seen removing Albert from the house and the sound of a taser is heard again. "When he was arrested, it was already dark [outside] but from time to time we heard a scream and another scream and police shouting, 'If you don't get up, we'll zap you again,'" said Albert's wife, Irit.
The settler whose arrest led to the unusual decision of the police commissioner to freeze all use of Taser stun guns knows it was not his arrest which led to the decision, but the video that documented it.It's lucky the video was published. Albert's filed a complaint against the vulgarians who did this, who should be ashamed of themselves and ostracized from sane society. If they're really sorry for their actions, they'll take responsibility and resign from their posts.
"I am glad the chief of police realized the severity of the act," said Boaz Albert, a resident of Yitzhar who violated a restraining order and was violently arrested during the weekend. Earlier Sunday, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announced his decision to temporarily prohibit the use of Taser stun guns by officers.
Speaking to Ynet, Albert congratulated the police chief for his decision to suspend the use of electroshock weapons, which are supposed to be used on violent suspects, yet wondered whether the decision would have been made had the event not been documented.
He said: "Generally, what you don't see on camera doesn't even exist, I am sure there are many more violent events, but this one had a camera and that is what made the whole story surface. If it had not been filmed, it would have ended with one version against the other, and it is not at all certain (that the story) would have been published."
Update: here's more from a legal expert.