Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So, get ready for the jokes. Get ready for the "only in Philadelphia" stories and the "of course it was a Phillies fan" comments. What you will hopefully also hear is that fans run onto the field in every city and this isn't the first fan to be tasered at a game. Hopefully we can get something positive out of this, too, like some good dialogue about what constitutes excessive force. Should a minor who didn't have a weapon be neutralized with a Taser gun or should the beefy security guards tackle him and risk breaking bones? Will this act of Tasing someone deter fans from jumping onto the field?
As for my opinion on it, you won't find it here. To me, this is a police issue, not a sports issue. Last I checked, I'm a Philly sports blogger, not a commenter on law enforcement.