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08-17-11, 06:01 PM #1
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?the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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08-17-11, 06:13 PM #2
Or, perhaps, like all the cases in the United States - the Taser was not the proximate cause of the death.I'm your huckleberry...
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08-18-11, 12:13 AM #3
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?That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
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08-18-11, 04:23 AM #4
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."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
08-18-11, 06:22 AM #5
I was also thinking along the lines of steroids or other drugs, maybe even a cocktail. Excited delirium is also becoming more common.the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
( Baltasar Gracian )
08-18-11, 09:16 AM #6
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.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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08-18-11, 10:38 AM #7
Hell, I remember when the ACLU was blaming pepper spray for deaths.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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08-18-11, 02:49 PM #8
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.
08-18-11, 05:51 PM #9
08-18-11, 05:54 PM #10
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.
08-18-11, 05:58 PM #11
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08-21-11, 03:03 AM #13
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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