Let me say up front that I am not in the "zomg Tasers are deadly!" camp. I suppose if somebody with a bad ticker got extremely unlucky when getting zapped, it could stop their clock, but the alternatives, which range from a hickory shampoo at the bottom of a pigpile to a 115gr slug through the center of mass, are generally not known for their holistic health values, either.
That being said, the performance put on at the Phillies game last night was pretty damning of the Philadelphia PD, alright, but not its use of force policy. No, it was the department's PT standards that were on display under the lights in short left at Citizen's Bank Park, and they were found wanting.
Officer Krispy Kreme's midsection was rolling and swaying like a sub-code tenement in downtown Port Au Prince. Roger Clemens couldn't throw a jelly donut past him, even on the juice. That was just absolutely unsat for a man in a job that may entail foot chases.