81 YEAR OLD MAN TASERED BY THE MILITARY DURING TRAFFIC STOP

Dy’er Sez: Never mind that the guy is 81 years old, which brings into question what was on the mind of the 4 men in uniform who pulled him over and tased him. But WHY is the military patrolling the highways of Alaska when that is strictly prohibited and ILLEGAL according to the Posse Comitatus Act?

Story from Fairbanks NewsMiner:

81-year-old Tasered by Eielson Air Force Base police

by Chris Freiberg 

FAIRBANKS — An 81-year-old man was Tasered during a traffic stop last week.

It is the second time since 1998 that police have had to make a show of force during a traffic stop to arrest Glen M. Wilcox, a Fairbanks-based Episcopalian priest and real estate agent.

Court documents allege that officers with Eielson Air Force Base’s 354th Security Forces Squadron pulled Wilcox over just after 1 p.m. Wednesday for going 11 miles over the speed limit on the Richardson Highway.

An officer, identified as a senior airman in court documents, took Wilcox’s license, registration and proof of insurance and wrote him a traffic citation. When he returned to Wilcox’s car, Wilcox refused to accept the documents and sped down the highway, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.

Wilcox disputes that version of events.
 
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