“Disturbing video is coming out of Canada showing police officers assaulting and aiming a taser at a young man for playing ice hockey at an outside rink in Alberta,” according to Blaze Media.
“A viral video shows Calgary police shutting down a pickup ice hockey game at an outside rink. The cops claim that the game was violating public health orders. There were reports of 40 people at the Southwood community rink and skatepark. [emphasis added]
“According to the Alberta government website: “Outdoor team sports must also be limited to 10 people or fewer, and 2-meter distancing must be maintained at all times.”
“Two female officers attempt to apprehend the man, who refuses to abide by the cops’ orders to get on the ground. One officer is caught on video kneeing the hockey player, but he continues to stand on the ice. During the tussle, one of the police officers falls to the ground.
“When someone asks why the officer has their hand on a gun, the cop replies, ‘It’s not a gun, it’s a taser, and he’s under arrest, and I have the authority to use force to effect an arrest.'”
Watch the videos below and share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you think some law enforcement authorities go too far in enforcing COVID19 public health orders? Do you think some COVID19 public health orders are irrational? Have you witnessed or experienced overzealous enforcement of public health orders in your state?
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— AlbertaPlumber (@lolpipewrench) December 19, 2020