Cops right to Taser gar­den woman, 87

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A PO­LICE chief said an of­fi­cer was jus­ti­fied in us­ing a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman af­ter she failed to obey com­mands to drop a knife in her hand.

Rel­a­tives said Martha Al-Bishara does not speak English and didn’t un­der­stand cop com­mands and that she was merely out cut­ting dan­de­lions with a kitchen knife in the gar­den of her home ear­lier this month.

Po­lice held her at gun­point be­fore felling her with a jolt from the stun gun. She was charged with crim­i­nal tres­pass and ob­struct­ing an of­fi­cer.

“An 87-year-old woman with a knife still has the abil­ity to hurt an of­fi­cer,” said top cop Josh Etheridge in Chatsworth, Florida.”

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