Power-Crazed Cop With Stun Gun Murders Deaf Man on Bicycle

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Elizabeth Conley, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10415249/

    When the only "threat" a police-thug feels is to his delicate ego, the stun-gun should not leave its holster.
     
  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I hope his family sues the living daylights out of that cop.
     
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    At least he used a stun gun. The Seattle cop shot and killed the deaf woodcarver for not hearing the command to stop.
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Yeah, but they're both dead. :(
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is horrifying.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Taser markets their weapon as a "pain compliance" tool. There are now 700+ deaths associated with "pain compliance":

    http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-follows-are-names-where-known.html

    Taser likes to attribute these deaths to an imaginary medical condition that they have concocted called "excited delirium".

    It's one (expletive deleted) of a disgrace, and the courts have yet to catch on. The Canadian RMCP has finally started to recognize and deal with Taser as another form of deadly force (which it is), but U.S. law enforcement still treats it as a casual tool to be used on anyone who doesn't immediately yield to their "authoritah".
     
  7. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I was not surprised to learn that the victim was black man. How one could Tazer a man on a bicycle, without realizing the strong possibility of death, is incredible to me.

    These Tazers are hideous inventions.
     
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  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Mike... Oh the irony -- As soon as i read that it made me think of the "demonstration" by a rep of tazer international at a city that we provide 911 coverage. During the demo Q&A a question came up about the deaths associated with use of tazers and he spewed that exact phrase and as it left his mouth all of the paramedics in the room in perfect unison sneezed "(expletive deleted)" and was promptly lit into by several chiefs (PD and Fire/EMS).

    The only highlight being the rep taking the 8 second ride from the tazer as the demo... 1 prong landed in the chest (nipple) the other below the belt (take a wild guess). Needless to say everyone was on the ground laughing at the rep as he had soiled himself... we let him remove the barbed prongs.

    I hate these devices with a passion as they cause more problems(serious/fatal injuries) then they solve, and the number of lawsuits and payouts has been extremely high. To me a cop who relys on a tazer is a poor excuse of a LEO who doesnt know how to talk someone down. In this case this cop needs to loose all immunity and be charged with murder, as well as having his and the department he worked for asses sued off completely
     
  9. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    These things are supposed to replace guns or batons so people don't get shot or have their skulls crushed. What happens instead is that people who shouldn't be subjected to any or a minimum of force get hit with the things.
     
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They are instruments of torture.

    Once again, power and control. Power and control. With the opportunity for a dose of sadism to boot.
     
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    You'd think after a couple of these you'd (a) lose all your insurance or face very steep rate increases and (b) be inspired to get a clue and train and fire people so they don't pull these tricks. I believe the removal of immunity and the prohibition of any union or city from providing financial cover for a bad cop would probably stop this kind of crap in its tracks. Making someone this immune invites bad behavior.
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Excited delirium is real. What is happening in the TASER deaths is NOT excited delirium.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's not recognized by either the American Medical Association or the American Psychiatric Association.
     
  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I've got to review my old electronics textbooks. I don't recall "delirium" being used as a synonym for "voltage" and "amperage"
     
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