Thursday, November 5, 2009

81-year old Episcopal Priest Tasered by AF Base Police

One of the unofficial USAF mottoes is "No one comes close." Well they've certainly lived up to it.

Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
An 81-year-old man was Tasered during a traffic stop last week.

It is the second time since 1998 that police have had to make a show of force during a traffic stop to arrest Glen M. Wilcox, a Fairbanks-based Episcopalian priest and real estate agent.

Court documents allege that officers with Eielson Air Force Base’s 354th Security Forces Squadron pulled Wilcox over just after 1 p.m. Wednesday for going 11 miles over the speed limit on the Richardson Highway.

An officer, identified as a senior airman in court documents, took Wilcox’s license, registration and proof of insurance and wrote him a traffic citation. When he returned to Wilcox’s car, Wilcox refused to accept the documents and sped down the highway, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.

Wilcox disputes that version of events.
Undernews has more taser torture updates here.


  1. I think it is terrible that an old man was Tasered. However, I don't think the fact that the old man was a member of the clergy is relevant to the story. It would be equally horrible and unnecessary regardless of whether or not somebody is a priest.

  2. libhom: Indeed your comments have a solid basis. Yes - that he is 81 years old, but I'm Episcopalian and that's why the story also caught my attention.


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