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Blind Man Tasered by British Police by Mistake…

Colin Farmer

British Police were alerted to an armed and dangerous man walking the streets of Chorley, Lancashire last Friday.

One of the policemen that had been scrambled to find the man thought he had found the suspect and demanded that he stop. When he did not stop he tasered him with a 50,000-volt shock. The policeman claimed he thought that the white stick was a samurai sword. In fact the man he tasered was called Colin Farmer, 61, a stroke victim and blind. All the time he was being tasered Colin Farmer lay on the floor screaming. .“I am blind, I am blind….”

“I certainly didn’t know they were police – and I certainly didn’t know they were shouting at me. I thought I was going to be attacked by some hooligans,” Farmer told the Lancashire Evening Post newspaper.

When the Policeman realised that he had made a mistake, he then quickly rushed the victim to hospital.

The British Police later issued one of their standard apologies for being caught having nearly killed another perfectly innocent person. The incident  how ever has been refered to the Police Watch Dog; the laughingly called IPCC – Independent Police Complaints Commission, thus guaranteeing that it will be buried without any fear of scrutiny or accountability.

WHOOPS again…

In a related case in Britain, the Police also tasered Dale Burns a “body builder” 3 times and he died, but there was no direct connection between pepper spraying  & the tasering and the death. It was just a coincidence…

30 Responses to Blind Man Tasered by British Police by Mistake…

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Boy, are you Brits competitive or are you?
    It’s only been a couple of weeks since an American policeman beat up a paraplegic man in a wheelchair.

    • Jonathon Blakeley October 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      Well I am not competitive really and I am British, I prefer ambiguous games without winners like frisbee or twister.. But the British police are very Keen and competitive yes.

    • Roy Bard October 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      AT: “Boy, are you Brits competitive or are you?”

      Having failed to kill Alfie Meadows, and having failed to get him convicted, they’re going for a retrial on October 29th


    • Roy Bard October 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      AT: “Boy, are you Brits competitive or are you?”

      The USA cops score quite highly on this one me thinks!

      The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that it has dropped charges of assaulting a police officer — and other less-serious offenses — against a Crown Heights man who earlier this month got the crap kicked out of him by a police officer for no apparent reason.

      The D.A.’s Office tells the Voice that it’s yet to make a decision about whether to charge the officer.


      • Roy Bard October 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

        532 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States Since 2001

        For example, we see that at least 74 (73 men and a 62-year old woman) of these taser-torture killings occurred against African Americans. Black people are only 13.6% of the total population, yet 41% of the 2009-2012 taser-related deaths in America are Black people.

  2. Jonathon Blakeley October 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    great comment Roy, the police have lost control of themselves let alone being able to do their job effectively.

    • Roy Bard October 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      JB: “the police have lost control of themselves let alone being able to do their job effectively.”

      If their job is protecting the ruling class, then they ain’t doing too badly.

      But give any group lots of power and force without accountability and they’ll do exactly what the cops do.

      Of course things could be worse (and they soon will be)

  3. Jonathon Blakeley October 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Well you are right Roy, The Police seem to me to have a public and a private agenda. One the one hand they suppose to uphold law and order. On the other hand they protect the real criminals.

    Yes 4 sure self interest at the expense of others soon takes most people over in this dog eat dog world that we live in. I dont think all cops are bad though, but power corrupts, and they have not been subject to real scrutiny and accountability. THe bodies keep piling up and they just keep making up excuses.

    How many people have got to die at the hands of the Police before the people say this is WRONG!

  4. David Holden October 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    a Telegraph report on the first trial

    consists almost entirely of the words of the prosecuting counsel. this man, despite his knowledge of classical civilization and his fondness for good wines and beers, seems
    to have a rather weak moral compass. however he has strong views on what the police should not be doing:


    (10 Oct 2012) James Lofthouse ‏@KingofPutney tweeted

    All these police hours on Jimmy Savile. Am I missing something ?He is dead, right? The War Crimes Act pushed retrospective justice, but this…

    on 10 Oct he noticed that someone (@guywalters) had tweeted

    It was Chilon of Sparta in the 6th century BC who implored us never to speak ill of the dead. He’d clearly never met Jimmy Savile.

    10 Oct James Lofthouse ‏@KingofPutney replied:

    @guywalters The irony being that it was teenage boys that tended to excite the Spartan nobility. Laconia would have been barren turf for JS.

    stimulated by this brief disquisition on Spartan pederasty, the self-styled King of Putney tweets again on this theme (12 Oct):

    Police are following 340 leads relating to Jimmy Savile? Yes, his misdeeds were monstrous, but this is an absurd waste of police time.

    given that some of the clients Savile pimped for were men near the top of the legal profession (mluds and silks, chief inspectors, prison governors, home secretaries etc.) these remarks seem insensitive. presumably Mr Lofthouse has sympathy for the idea that police time is better spent tasering disabled protesters, or whacking them on the head with their truncheons, than on investigating a filthy and predatory layer of the great and good.

    as was seen in the Dutroux affair, there awaysre al plenty of bent coppers and bought judges who can be wheeled in to attempt damage limitation, and if possible to press charges against honest investigators and victims.

    ‘inquiry’ is taken by most people as a near-synonym for ‘cover-up job’

    such cynicism, whilst understandable, does nothing to oppose the corruption of the state. it is time that we the people demand that public servants should serve the public.

    • Roy Bard October 18, 2012 at 12:01 am #

      DH: “it is time that we the people demand that public servants should serve the public”

      The public servants are too busy listening to the lobbies to hear

      • Jonathon Blakeley October 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

        Great comment Roy – What is lobbying but bribery by another name. The City of London is the epicentre of Global fraud.

  5. Blake October 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Did they not shoot someone dead last year for carrying a table leg thinking he was armed and dangerous?

    • Roy Bard October 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

      If it’s Harry Stanley you’re thinking of, it was 12 years back – they released a film about it last year

      • Blake October 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

        12 years already. Wow time flies. Lol. Thank you.

  6. who_me October 18, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    considering how the btitish have been reduced to an american colony*, it’s expected they would do as their masters do.

    *the americans themselves are nothing but a colony of israelis and the nazi undead.

  7. Jonathon Blakeley October 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Cops petrol bombed as Greeks fume at new €10 bln cuts call

  8. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    The Greek professor being interviewed predicts over 30% unemployment and he talks about mass migration of Greeks already happening.
    I think that the leaders of EU and the bankers do like Greece; they just don’t like the Greeks in it.

  9. slasha666 October 20, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    How close do you have to be to taser someone, 21’/ 7mtr , now I think at that range I could distinguish between a samurai sword and a white stick, unless you’re completely out of your depth and unsuitable to handle the “stress” of police work, the officer in question should be sacked on the spot, end off!

    • who_me October 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      “How close do you have to be to taser someone, 21′/ 7mtr”

      perhaps if one has very long arms, they could zap another at 21′. ;D one has to touch the victim with the taser. i agree, about a pig’s unsuitability for the job.

  10. fool me once... October 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    There are different types;
    and the one maybe you’re thinking of,
    starts 24 secs;

  11. sb13x October 28, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Hello Mr Blakeley,

    Small world as it is while I also share your noble surname I can also tell you the gent in question here… Mr Colin Farmer is the Dad to 2 cousins of mine and my Aunties ex husband would you believe it.

    Have you looked into your family tree at all?

    Will be following your work here now so feel free to get in touch.


    S Blakeley

    • Jonathon Blakeley October 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm #


      Welcome to deLiberation. I have never looked into my family tree, although I understand I come from Yorkshire stock, possibly 1/4 Jewish on my Grandfather’s side (although he was a confirmed self-hater)


  12. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 28, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    So, Jonathon…. it is quite possible that this trouble maker who was walking around with a samurai sword disguised to look like a white stick and scaring the daylights out of honest policemen is related to you…. no wonder you rush to his defense, besmirching the sterling reputation of the British police in the process

    • David Holden October 28, 2012 at 7:47 am #

      yes it all begins to look a bit tawdry. my family tree has, over the last year, given hospitality to:

      3 crows (a family unit)
      1 squirrel (grey)
      1 moorhen
      1 sparrow
      1 robin
      5 jays (a family unit)
      several itinerant cole tits – intermittent visits
      1 pheasant

      despite a sign warning them to keep out, magpies repeatedly invade the sacred grove. they are tolerated up to a point.

      for this reason, according to article 113 of the NFEIJ’s constitution, i have scrupulously avoided all reference to matters ornithological in my posts, unless i can provide evidence even Caesar’s wife wouldn’t complain of, that my motives were as white as snow.others, we may now fear, have not been so careful.

      however, these same parties have been under great pressure of work etc. and we should not rush to hasty judgement.

      i have known cases where an editor, under the influence of work stress, has actually set up a bogus account, with one of those nonsense-syllable, robotic names, and used it to post incriminating evidence about himself and an adulterous affair he had been carrying on with his neighbour’s wife. not that, i hasten to say, i even suspect any such crass impropriety in the present case. we are talking subtleties here. shades of grey.

      perhaps the matter could be briefly turned over at our next chapter meeting which, if memory serves, is due to take place in 2017. i shall make a mental note, and inform people nearer the date.

    • David Holden October 28, 2012 at 8:05 am #

      i am glad you expose the white stick subterfuge for what it is. according to military historian Prof M. Shrimpton,

      the infamous weißenStocksamuraikommando was an elite DVD unit formed in 1942, and so secret that even the kaiser had no knowledge of its, and indeed, by the time, his own, existence.

    • Jonathon Blakeley October 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

      @ Ari
      No wonder I felt I sense of kindred spirit perhaps.

  13. David Holden October 28, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    i mustn’t forget the blackbird! very loyal. not as timid as you might think. they are great vocalists, but who sings in a restaurant?

    OK, right, cleverdick, Edith Piaff. you win. visit England’s first free restaurant for birds…

    through one-way mirrors, watch our feathered friends dine.

    sorry for this spam, i got kids to feed…

    it’s this pain in me austerity program, doctor…