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UAF Student gets tazed for attacking staff!!

like the cop enjoyed it!!

April 10,2012 – This story has been updated to include the name of the student who was arrested.

While many students don’t like to pay extra fees, one’s reluctance to pay for a replacement Polar Express card ended with a UAF police officer using a Taser to subdue him.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, Officer Alan Keeler responded to a report of an unruly student who threatened Polar Express Office staff.

Kevin H. Legrismith, 20, of Fairbanks had been issued a temporary Polar Express card, which had expired. He became angry with staff when he was told there was a fee for a new card, UAF Police Chief Sean McGee said.

Keeler told Legrismith to sit on the couch while Keeler interviewed staff. As the officer spoke to a female employee, Legrismith jumped off the couch and came toward him.

The student was upset at what the employee was telling the officer, McGee said. But at that point the officer didn’t know if Legrismith was coming at him or the woman. Keeler told the him to sit down and a physical altercation followed. During the struggle, the officer’s Taser hit the ground and broke into pieces. Legrismith wrestled with the officer over the Taser, McGee said. The officer then used the Taser in an “unconventional way.”

“He had to use it like a stun gun to get the student on his stomach,” McGee said. Normally an officer operates a Taser at a distance from the subject. Prongs are ejected from the device. The prongs emit electrical current that disrupt voluntary muscle control.

During the altercation, a male student stepped forward and offered to assist the officer.

“We appreciated that,” McGee said.

However, at that point the officer’s radio informed him that additional police were coming to assist. Keeler held Legrismith down until backup arrived.

Police took Legrismith to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged him with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

“I can’t remember the last time an officer had to use a Taser on a student,” McGee said.

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  • screwed country where they arrest you for nothing serious.

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    • @Hatemoo

      Reste à ta place, pauve con.

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    • @Zipperneck1321 malheureusement pour toi mais j'vis aussi en France.

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    • @Hatemoo

      Je vous souhaite de bienvenue dans mon pays. Bonne intégration.

      Heureusement pour moi que j'habite dans un pays où je peux exprimer ma mécontentement de cette situation à travers mon droit de vote. :)

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    • @Zipperneck1321 oui ça c'est un avantage de la France, mais ce qui est encore plus problématique, c'est que j'ai la nationalité française. De plus, les partis d'extrême ont de faibles chances de réussir au second tour.

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    • @Hatemoo
      Oui, c'est vrai... sauf que Sarko a l'air de vouloir arranger les choses un peu au niveau de l'immigration. Sauf que cela ne concerne pas les tunisiens car, comme tout le monde sais, c'est un peuple droit dans ses bottes, travailleur et obsédé par le respect absolu de la loi française.

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  • for not being able to breath he sure was yelling a lot.

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  • Get off me I am a rich brat kid and I cant breathe. Im gonna tell my parents and your gonna be in trouble. Un disciplined rich kids are everywhere.

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  • Not tazed enough it seems. Low batteries?

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  • cant breath? really? then how the fuck are you talking loudly?

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  • WOW! what the fuck is wrong with you people. I just came back to see if anyone paid attention to my previous post and they didn't. Scroll a few comments down and read the link on my previous post. You should be especially cautious of videos with descriptions and titles similar to this one, they don't give good information. Here's the link again.

    http://www.uafsunstar.com/archives/13027

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    • @DAFLYcc thanks for the back story, basically the guy was a douche and got tazed.

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    • @Penguinister not really, he wouldnt accept that he and his fellow students being screwed over to have the school earns $15,- for a new card extra. This while the blame on the faulty cards is on the Uni itself.

      Maybe the guy overreacted, but seriously.. A Cop in a school? America the The Land of the Free? Yeah right

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    • @DAFLYcc Thanks for the background!

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    • @wld
      Whats the problem with police coming to the school? There would not have been a problem had the student not created one. The presense of police is in itself not a problem.

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    • @InqWiper the student didnt create a problem. His student card which is needed for anything from ordering a soda in the cafateria or entering your dorm room, wasnt working anymore. If you read the article @DAFLYcc you learn there is ofter a problem with this card without any clear reason.. The students are urged to buy a new card for $15,-. Not a lot of money for most of us but for a students who are tieing the knots together at the end of the month this is a big deal.

      Imagine standing at the More..

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  • RUTHLESS, OPPRESSIVE, FASCIST BASTARDS! THEY CAN DO AS THEY PLEASE THESE DAYS!

    I'm talking about the moronic college students you idiot!

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  • I cant breathe but I'm still yelling!

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    • @Phantom Ninjar

      He meant his breathing was being restricted, but it's easier to say 'can't breathe' while one's breathing is being restricted. Not the time to be pedantic.

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    • @Phantom Ninjar

      Yeah, if you want to be taken seriously, mouth the words without making any sounds.

      Yelling that you're unable to breathe just lets us know you're a big baby faker.

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  • "I can't breathe!" But he CAN get enough air to yell like a little bitch...

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  • land of the free

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  • "I cant breath", well you can still whine like a little bitch so youre clearly breathing good.

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  • Comment of user 'Hymen-Hammer' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • I hate these slit videos...Where does one even purchase a camera like this. And why. Anyway the title is wrong just as it is in like 90% of tazering videos. He was NOT tazered for being to loud. The Police officer was sent because he was to loud. He then was clearly trying to detain the kid for my assumption not complying with the officer asking him to keep it down. And was then tazed for RESISTING Arrest...Not for being to loud. Theres so many of these videos. Ive seen some where a it starts as More..

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    • @Joshua1287

      LL and the internet in general is full of bullshit like this. Some just don't show the whole story, others are edited so you see only what they want you to see.

      Welcome to the internet LOL

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    • @marv126 Id start taking videos sideways then. At least then you'd have super widescreen display lol.

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  • land of the free, home of the brave

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  • Oh look.....another video on LL with no story, claiming to be police brutality.

    Stupid title, stupid description, no footage showing what preceded all this.

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  • Fuck tards don't discipline their children and send them out to the real world and our cops have to deal with them.

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    • @usaistheway I was just about to say the same thing. People(especially the young ones)are just so stupid. Every time I say no to people, they act as if they've never heard it before, this was prolly the same case. Hopefully he'll learn how to comply.

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    • @usaistheway Bingo!!

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    • @jitterball

      He's a charter member of the Generation-Y Club. Everything in life has been free and on his terms. He does what he wants to, when he wants it, and anyone who gets in his way is abusing him.

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  • The Cop is not tazing the student.... They're fucking!

    They're playing, good cop /bad cop, anal dilated student.

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  • Alrighty, I'm going to re-post my post from last night, since nobody's going to scroll that far down the comments.

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    http://www.uafsunstar.com/archives/13027

    First, this isn't the dorms, it's the Eielson Building, where a lot of administrative stuff is. Second, he isn't being tased because he was being loud; he's being tased because he got violent with the staff when they told him that he would have to pay to replace his Polar Express card (basically his student ID.) He managed to break More..

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  • Sadists in government issued clothing

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  • aaaaah, god bless america, where they tazer people in the land of the free, and have security guards that think they are cops patrolling college campus

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  • "Don't Taze Me, Bro'" 2.0

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  • Cmon coppers what happened to the times where you used your batons and bashed their heads in xD Tazers are for pussies.

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  • Alright, lets cut out the first 30 minutes of this douchebag fucking around to the point where cops were needed, and just show the cop holding this man down.

    Now show it to the public which can't think for themselves and assume the world is what these videos show

    And there ya go, now all cops are bad because idiots watch this video without thinking "hey, maybe there was footage before this?!". They go around and tell friends/family "I saw a video dur, of a cop, dur, holding a ki More..

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    • @Sacr3

      so then you believe the cops story every time? have cops gotten sued and found by courts to be criminally or financially guilty? It seems like you put on a different shade of blinders.

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    • @debaser2000 Did I say that? I said these videos are always misleading because we always miss the part where the guy or girl is doing the "bad" which requires a police officer to be there.

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  • http://www.uafsunstar.com/archives/13027

    First, this isn't the dorms, it's the Eielson Building, where a lot of administrative stuff is. Second, he isn't being tased because he was being loud; he's being tased because he got violent with the staff when they told him that he would have to pay to replace his Polar Express card (basically his student ID.) He managed to break the cop's taser in a scuffle, so the cop had to use it stun-gun style and hold him down until help came.

    Stay classy, Fai More..

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