Don’t tase me … I’m 75 years old

Hmmmmmm. Always more to the story than meets the eye.


Exit question? Should she have just listened to the officer?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Geno on June 10, 2009 at 3:13 am

    I've been reading the blogs and news reports on this incident and I'm amazed at how many people want this Officer destroyed for his actions.   These must be the same people outraged over the use of enhanced interrogation methods.  God forbid we mistreat our enemies.  Wishing harm to those who protect and serve us –  that's OK, we're a free country.  We have the right to trash our Police Officers and Soldiers.  Granny, however, gets a pass because she's 72 and sweet and frail etc..  Having worked in law enforcement (not a cop) for the past 15 years, I've seen and read a lot.  I can't tell you how many times friends or family members have asked me about a case they saw on the news.  My answer is always the same.  Don't believe everything you see on TV or read in the paper.  They tend to twist stories out of proportion, distort the facts and editorialize.  Just because she's old doesn't mean she can't be a threat.  She brought this on herself.  Had she signed the ticket she would have been on her way in a matter of minutes.  By the way, did you know she granted an interview in which she stated the police report was a lie and she was not combative?  That was before the dash cam video was released.  Now she's clammed up and hired an attorney.  What's she afraid of?  

  2. sonnyjitsu on June 10, 2009 at 3:41 am

    She was obviously a pain in the ass, no question. But here's the problem. Constable Christopher Beize looks to be 6ft+, 220lbs+ and could have effortlessly detained her without deploying his taser. However, I'm glad he had a taser with him, at least his bad judgment didn't get the old bag shot or beaten with a night stick.

    • Geno on June 10, 2009 at 4:02 am

      She could have "effortlessly" signed the ticket instead of provoking a physical altercation.  What if he injured her while detaining her.  Remember, she's 72 and he's "6ft+, 220lbs".  He could have broken her arm or hip while physically detaining her.  The feeding frenzy would expand ten-fold.  I've seen combative "old" people first hand.  They can be just as dangerous as younger folks.  Never underestimate your opponent. 

      As an aside, there appears to be a cut in the video while they are outside the vehicle.  I wonder what we're missing..

    • CT-Amy on June 11, 2009 at 4:17 am

      Speaking of "combative old people," look what happened at the Holocaust Museum. The shooter wasn't a harmless 88 year old. 

    • Lazybum on June 10, 2009 at 5:28 am

      My brother-in-law was a cop who was assaulted by a retired guy- he was sucker punched from behind. Damage was done. The sad part is he was trying to give the old fart's son a break for a DUI. Too bad he didn't have a taser.

  3. SoundOffSister on June 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Stupidity is not simply reserved for the young.

  4. BEA on June 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Honestly, what is wrong with our society?

    IMO, law enforcement doesn't get paid enough to deal with this garbage. Where's the respect for his position of authority? Accepting responsibility and consequences for doing wrong?

    My kids are definitely going to get another lecture about respect, taking responsibility, and accepting consequences when doing something wrong.

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