At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rent and her two young children, as well Rent's boyfriend, Joseph Hobbs, pulled into the parking lot of a Walgreens on the 110 block of South Michigan Avenue. Rent pulled into a handicapped parking spot while Hobbs went into the store.
Rent said she got out of the car to re-seat her 3-year-old when a Chicago police officer began writing her a ticket.
She then got back in her car and the officer got out his taser.
Now, part of me says act like an animal be treated like one (the pics and video do bring to mind cattle prods), but wasn't the public assured when tasers were first issued that they were merely a less lethal method of self defense and would not be used as compliance mechanisms?