Making Grandma Ride the Taser June 29, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 29, 2010

El Reno, Oklahoma resident Lonnie Tinsley was worried that his ailing 86-year-old grandmother, Lona Varner, had overdosed on her medication. He dialed 911 to summon help from an EMT. Instead, Officer Thomas Duran of the El Reno police department arrived.

Tinsley warned Duran, ?I don?t think she wants you here.? When the officer ignored Tinsley and entered Varner?s room, the bedridden geriatric ? who was blind in one eye and tethered to an oxygen tank ? allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and told Duran to leave. When Tinsley approached his grandmother to relieve her of the knife, the officer ? who had taken cover ? ordered him away. Duran then called for backup.

Eventually as many as a dozen police officers thronged the home. Varner was shot twice with a Taser. When Tinsley objected he was stuffed into a police car. Eventually Varner got medical attention, but only after being needlessly electrocuted and traumatized by police who turned an emergency into a crisis.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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