Police State: Cops Taser a 76-Year-Old Tractor Driver in Parade

Can`t the police deal differently with a 76-year-old?


Town seethes after cops shock man in parade

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Retired truck driver Bud Grose, 76, was shocked with a Taser during the town’s Deer Creek Days parade on Aug. 1 after Grose ignored an officer’s traffic command and departed the parade route.

GLENROCK, Wyo. – Bud Grose seemed like the last person who should attract the attention of police when the 76-year-old retiree hopped on his antique tractor and rumbled through the annual parade in this small Wyoming town.

But what was supposed to be a day of fun at an end-of-summer festival ended abruptly when police shot Grose with a Taser in a dispute about where to end the parade route.

The incident nearly incited a riot as outraged neighbors rushed to his defense. Now residents of this tight-knit town of 2,400 are seething over what they see as police brutality, and town officials are scrambling to ease the tension.

The Glenrock Police Department has placed two of its seven officers on paid administrative leave and hired a consultant to conduct an internal review that began last week. Prosecutors have decided against filing any charges in the Aug. 1 confrontation, and Police Chief Tom Sweet acknowledged the situation has “highly inflamed the community.”

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First winter of cloud seeding flights

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A company experimenting with ways to boost snowfall says it dropped about 23 pounds of silver iodide during airplane flights over the Wind River Range.

The flights took place from November to March.

Weather Modification, Inc., has undertaken a 5-year weather modification study in conjunction with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The state has provided $9 million for the program, which will be entering its fourth year.

Researchers also have been experimenting with silver iodide in southern Wyoming’s Sierra Madre and Medicine Bow ranges.

Scientists say it’s too soon to say whether the experiments have affected precipitation.

Associated Press – April 15, 2008 4:05 PM ET

Source: AP

(It may have not affected precipitation but at least it has poisoned nature. So it was a success. – The Infinite Unknown)