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    Taser Death

    This is the first taser linked death I've heard of in the UK.

    Whitehaven News | Dad-of-two dies after being shot with Taser by Cumbria police

    Now for all the gnashing of teeth, perhaps beating soemeone a number of times with a metal stick is more acceptable?
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    Or, perhaps, like all the cases in the United States - the Taser was not the proximate cause of the death.
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    Yeah, with Mac on this. Did the Taser kill someone? Or did they have drugs and alcohol in them, and exhibiting signs of excited delirium already? Was there a medical condition already in play?
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    From the pictures of the subject I have seen on the news he appears to be a body builder and due to his size I suspect has or was taking steroids.

    He was tased a number of times and sprayed with OC or PAVA (it said pepper spray in the news so I assume it's not CS).

    Will wait and see what he was on at the time of the incident.
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    I was also thinking along the lines of steroids or other drugs, maybe even a cocktail. Excited delirium is also becoming more common.
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    MC, I think I read somewhere that this is the second taser related death here.

    Although obviously at my age I might have forgotten that I read your post already and am just confused.
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    Hell, I remember when the ACLU was blaming pepper spray for deaths.
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    Its funny people want to take away just about everything we carry, I bet they would really raise hell once we started shooting people for passive resisting when they take every other option away..PGG, I too remember when pepper spray was the devil and was killing people I am hoping that this will all pass just like it did with the spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    MC, I think I read somewhere that this is the second taser related death here.

    Although obviously at my age I might have forgotten that I read your post already and am just confused.
    Equally possible that I too am just old and confused
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    Our policy says we cannot taser people for being passive resistive. They must be actively resisting, which means if they stand there and refuse orders, can't tase them... if they run, can't tase them. We have to go hands on first. The policy changed a year and a half ago or so, restricting its use.

    As for this incident... I agree, probably ED or dope. Anyone who understands how a taser works knows that it can't cause death by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    Anyone who understands how a taser works knows that it can't cause death by itself.
    But why let that get in the way of a story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    Our policy says we cannot taser people for being passive resistive.
    I wish I could light up people for being passive aggressive. It'd make family reunions a lot more lively.
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    Steroids really mess with a persons body. If he's been into bodybuilding for as long as the article says then I'm sure his heart wasn't in great health.

 

 

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