Monday, April 11, 2011

Pittsburgh Police Brutally Assault Unruly Fan at PNC Park, Using Tasers, Nightsticks

The video, captured by blogger Erik, shows a man leaving section 235 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The fan was swearing and refused to leave the park, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and eventually had to be escorted out by police.

That's when the video -- and the drama -- begins.

The fan, named Scott James Ashley, went to high-five another fan but was blocked by a PNC Park security guard. Ashley shoved the guard, which prompted police to take out their Tasers. The Taser shock had no effect on Ashley, prompting an officer to hit him in the shoulder with a nightstick. Still, there was no reaction from Ashley, who appeared to tell the officer, "Don't hit me."

The officer administered another blast from the Taser and three more nightstick blows to the shoulder, lower back and legs of Ashley. Still, the fan appeared to be relatively unfazed.

read the rest of the article at link

watch the video here (Warning contains graphic footage!!!!!)

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