SSCC #542 – Springdale

A Springdale police officer has pleaded guilty to depriving a handcuffed man of his civil rights by using a stun gun.

Prosecutors said 31-year-old Mark E. Thom pleaded guilty Friday. Plea documents said Thom beat and used a stun gun on a handcuffed man in Dec. 2011.

Honestly the taser has done nothing but aid in the use of excessive force by lazy police officers.  As usual the department drug its feet letting the criminal resign to save face.  Unsurprisingly, there is also a previous history of corruption with this officer too.

State Sponsored Criminal #542: Mark E. Thom

Because by all means when someone’s handcuffed use a taser on them.  Nothing says do as I say like interrupting their central nervous system.

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Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

3 Responses to SSCC #542 – Springdale

  1. David W. says:

    I don’t understand how you can do that to another human being… I mean tasers aren’t exactly a ray of sunshine and a martini, and the guy was already restrained and you can’t exactly run when you’re handcuffed. This cop needs therapy.

    • Barron says:

      There’s a lot I’ve been trying to understand how anyone can do that to another. Most disturbing is that cops always seem to get a free pass with the excuse being “their job is dangerous.”

  2. Old NFO says:

    That cop needs to go to jail… period…