The Daily Wrap: October 10th

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Oct. 10, 2013

Say hello, Thursday, and let all the nice people read your news.

Kanye on Kimmel

This shouldn’t be news but it’s worth noting that Kanye West may not be joking.  Like if you thought all this time he was kidding with the way he acted, he was on Jimmy Kimmel yesterday and it seems like no, he’s not joking.  None of the obnoxious things he has done and continues to do are jokes.  He seems to really be that full of himself and that totally devoid of humor.

While on Jimmy Kimmel he expressed just short of no sense of humor whatsoever and seemed to only be interested in letting Jimmy Kimmel and the audience know how great at music and fashion he is.  More than once he referred to himself as a genius, more than once he made it known how fashionable he is and how he’s known for his impeccable fashion sense. 

Kanye goes on to compare himself to an oppressed Michael Jackson, explain why he will probably revolutionize clothing and speak out against snobs because he is not into snobbery.  The man who went on stage at an awards show to interrupt Taylor Swift and explain why she wasn’t good enough to win the award she won isn’t a snob.  Good to know.

After a brief comparison to Jesus, Walt Disney and Michelangelo the gist of the interview is that Kanye West is a better person than the world in which he lives.  Thank Kanye we have access to him and his genius. 

Reporter Eats Cat Puke

Words can barely begin to express how perplexing and wrong this video is.  Live, on the air, a reporter for no reason whatsoever, decides to eat something on the floor that he thinks is Grape Nuts.  He makes a face and mentions how they’re wet and he doesn’t think they’re Grape Nuts and then, a short while later after a cut, shows us his shoe and how he has decided he stepped in cat puke at home, brought it to work, then ate it off the floor.

Nothing in this video explains why a grown man in a news studio would pick up what he thought was Grape Nuts off of the floor and eat them.

The Fires of Irony

Two men who used a blow torch to cut into a strong box died in an explosion after finding out the hard way that the box was full of fireworks.  The news didn’t say they were trying to rob the place but did say no one knew why the men were there and that they didn’t have permission to be on the property which makes sense since most people don’t open boxes with cutting torches unless they’re up to no good.

A neighbor heard an explosion and called police but both men were dead when they arrived.  The statement released said it was unclear if the men knew what was in the box they were cutting into which is a polite way of saying no one is sure if the men were just unlucky or complete idiots.

 

Olympic Sized Corruption

The Winter Olympics this year now have two reasons to be noteworthy (the first is that they’re in Russia which many people are protesting thanks to Russia deciding that being gay is a crime).  The cost of the games has skyrocketed to $51 billion which is beyond insane and, what’s worse, it’s estimated now that about half of that money just disappeared as a result of corrupt building contracts.  How you can scam anyone for $25 billion is hard to fathom, but here we are. 

 

Should You Taser an 8 Year Old?

This story started out as one of those “My God, the police are out of control!” tales and then turned into something we thought you, the readers, might need to weigh in on.  Here’s the situation.  Police get a call about a suicidal 8 year old girl who has already stabbed her leg with a knife.  Three officers arrive on scene and find the girl with a 4 and ½ inch kitchen knife in her hand, holding it to her own chest.  She refuses to drop the knife.  One officer steps towards her but she turns the knife on him so he stops.  She returns the knife to her own chest.  So the officer busts out a taser, shoots her, and drops her like a sack of potatoes.  Disaster averted, she’s taken to hospital and is physically fine.  In pain, but not permanently injured. 

Now the girl’s parents say this was totally unjustified and there is no excuse for the cop tasing their daughter.  The police chief is reviewing the incident but seems to stand behind his officer’s decision while the mother of the girl said “she’s never known her daughter to get far enough out of control as to require physical restraint” and her father just called it “acting out.”  They’re considering suing the police department.

Is there an easier way to disarm someone with a knife to themselves?  Should cops not Taser a 8 year old?

28 comments
The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

As long as the taser doesn't cause lasting damage, or is lethal to the person being shot, then why risk either party being cut. The parents should also receive one punch to the throat each.

RiotSt4rt3r
RiotSt4rt3r UserTop Commenter

Since you asked for my opinion I suppose I will provide it. I rarely, if ever, post on this site, in fact this may be my first or 2nd time. Anyway, yes the little girl deserved to be tazed given the circumstances. The parents are full of bs and want free money. Their idea of parenting is obviously not working when you require police assistance with your 8 year old. When your daughter is threatening suicide before puberty you have done just about everything wrong as a parent.

RiotSt4rt3r
RiotSt4rt3r UserTop Commenter

That Kanye Kimmel thing last night was boring as hell. I wanted entertainment, that's what these jesters get paid so much for. Instead I listened to Kanye speak in broken English with an excessive use of the word "like" for about 5 minutes before fast forwarding all the way to the end and turning it off. I don't know what was said but I know Kanye really likes to talk. (And I also know he is not intelligent enough to produce a valid point or thought so I didn't listen).

AJTheMan
AJTheMan User

On Kanye: Remember, this is the guy who offered a $120 Plain White Tee as "Fashion." The shirt sold out instantly. As consumers, we can only blame ourselves for buying is snake oil. 


On the girl: She was obviously a threat to herself and others.  Thanks to the officer's quick thinking, she was not able to kill herself or anyone else. He just saved a life.

treyert
treyert User

Any police officer that needs a taser to disarm an 8-yr old girl with a knife of ANY size, including samurai swords, should KILL THEMSELF!

zahnd
zahnd User

The parents should be sent to the tazer chair if they actually file a law suit...

geturcoat89
geturcoat89 User

and yeah that girl is 8.  walk up to her and take the knife away

geturcoat89
geturcoat89 User

hmm it seems that the 2014 olympics would be... yup next year

drei_p
drei_p UserTop Commenter

they didn't decide in russia that being gay is a crime you idiots.

Mickels
Mickels User

Honestly 8 year olds aren't tasered enough.  When I was a kid it was the belt, with technology and all maybe we should just use tasers.

whatinitheworld
whatinitheworld UserTop Commenter

Kanye should move with the suicidal girl's parents, they seem like a good team to encourage suicide and everybody will be happy!

Nate-John-870
Nate-John-870 User

Given that the knife was to her own chest , she might have put it into her heart before the officer could get to her, this is the one and only time so far that i actually agree with tasing a child , although i joke that they might be a good behavioral aid. In this case the officer saved the childs life and should be commended on making what was probably the toughest decision he has ever made, There was once a story floating around about a boy in the US that was tased because he was holding a pencil towards the poice because he was scared of them (the principal of the scholl called the police), the child was very young kindergarten to grade 1 range or so . You guys weigh the difference in those situations and i think you might decide that the officer who saved the girl is one of the few officers who used thier taser correctly ( perhaps put a kid setting on the tasers a little bit less zap)

Mausendk
Mausendk User

“Tasers are for grown adults, not 8-year-old girls,” said Bobby Jones, the child’s father. “They say it was for her own safety, but there is no justification for that.” - 4½" knives are then FOR safety according to this parent??? I hope they remove that kid from a household as dysfunctional as this. For HER sake.

jbart321
jbart321 User

That girl's parents are in denial.  An 8 year old doing that has serious mental health issues and should be evaluated.  I am sure she'll end up dead at some point but the parents will find someone else to blame.

schlock
schlock

If an officer cannot disarm an 8 year old girl with a knife then he doesn't need to be an officer.....However, the parents called the police, they cant pussyfoot their story now about their little bitch kid with more issues than Breaks advertising staff.  I say tase the parents and take a belt to the little brats ass.

leakyseptic
leakyseptic User

Taze Away. Or, have the weatherman eat cat vomit in front of her. That'll get her to appreciate life a little more.

COHockey
COHockey User

Kanye needs his ass kicked in the worst way. If you ever see him more than 8 feet from his bodyguards, cold clock him and I GUARANTEE you will be the next American hero.

RiotSt4rt3r
RiotSt4rt3r UserTop Commenter

By threatening suicide I mean legitimately threatening it, not like I used to do with my mom by trying to hold my breath to "kill myself" when she made me mad as a kid (and fine once as an adult, but seriously I thought it'd work that time). However stabbing yourself is on the other side of that line.

MYBALLZ
MYBALLZ User

He did it to protect the girl from herself.Even if he did it to protect himself so what.Why risk injury or death when you can avoid the whole problem from a distance?

asshole1000
asshole1000 User

@Mickels My thoughts exactly. Show me a fuckin 8 year old that couldn't use a good tasering.

treyert
treyert User

@Nate-John-870 Really, 8-yr old COULD stab herself with a knife? Really? On what planet do you live, Saturn?

6freek6show6
6freek6show6 User

@MYBALLZ  Aye... agreed. The officer was thinkin on his toes... the taser immobilizes all muscle control. Thus, not letting the little bitch kill herself. That was the best thing to do in my opinion... its non-lethal and was a snap decision... Good job officer!

P.S: maybe the girl needs discipline, because her parents seem to be too dumb to handle their own 8 year old...

6freek6show6
6freek6show6 User

@treyert @Nate-John-870 WHAT A DUMBASS!!! ^ Can a small child engage and discharge a gun? I think a knife is a little more primitive... even a barbarian can do it