Is real life imitating the Onion again?

This story is just unreal.

Police Taser boy with broken back 19 times

When police arrived, they found Hutchinson under an overpass on U.S. 65 Saturday morning, Springfield’s KY3 News reported. The boy had fallen 30 feet off the overpass and was lying on the shoulder.

When the boy didn’t respond to police, they Tasered him, repeatedly.

What the fuck?

However, Ozark police say the wounded boy was a threat.

“He refused to comply with the officers and so the officers had to deploy their Tasers in order to subdue him,” Capt. Thomas Rousset said. “He is making incoherent statements; he’s also making statements such as, ‘Shoot cops, kill cops,’ things like that. So there was cause for concern to the officers.”

Because it’s completely unexpected for someone in extreme shock to say incoherent ramblings..

Authorities say their use of a Taser weapon should not be questioned, because they were trying to help Hutchinson to safety.

“It’s a big concern for the officers to keep this guy out of traffic, to keep him from getting hurt,” Rousset said.

What the Flying fuck?

I can’t believe this story is real. Is WND.com a joke site like the Onion? This is just too unbelievable to be true.

4 thoughts on “Is real life imitating the Onion again?

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldNetDaily

    American web site that publishes news and associated content from the perspective of U.S. conservatives and the political right.[1] It was founded in May 1997 by Joseph Farah with the stated intent of “exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power”[2]

    So, apparently not a joke site, but not all that reliable either. Poking around, I noticed they’re running a campaign of articles claiming Obama is gay and was inducted into some kind of secret gay network (of the kind conservatives love to invent) by pastor Jeremiah Wright. In short, the whole site seems really fucking crazy.

    1. yeah, I seem to remember something like that. But still, I wonder how much they would have twisted the facts of this case.

      1. Judging from their general journalistic integrity, it seems quite possible to me that the answer would be ‘a lot’. I’m holding back my outrage until I see the story reported on a more reliable site. I mean, not that the police being violent sociopaths would be new or surprising, I’m just not sure about this particular instance.

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