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Angel dust is actually what people used to call a street concoction of coke and heroin...similar to what meth users call "riding the rollercoaster". A stimulant and a sedative together will get a person very high, but not cause them to pass out and miss the whole experience.
Phencyclidine (PCP), also known as angel dust and Sernyl among others,
PCP began to emerge as a recreational drug in major cities in the United States in 1967.:46 In 1978, People magazine and Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes called PCP the country's "number one" drug problem. Although recreational use of the drug had always been relatively low, it began declining significantly in the 1980s. In surveys, the number of high school students admitting to trying PCP at least once fell from 13% in 1979 to less than 3% in 1990.:46–49
I think this story is a fabrication...I want to be clear on that. And it's the fact that they chose PCP that cements it for me, actually. The reason for that is, PCP is infamous, due to its side effects. Hallucinations, irrational and violent "animalistic" behavior, psychosis...all of those are common with this drug. But the most important thing about it, particularly in regard to this story, is that people who are high on PCP do not feel pain, and they aquire an almost superhuman strength. They are neither asleep nor awake...they are under general anesthesia.
Effects Behavioral effects can vary by dosage. Low doses produce a numbness in the extremities and intoxication, characterized by staggering, unsteady gait, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and loss of balance. Moderate doses (5–10 mg intranasal, or 0.01–0.02 mg/kg intramuscular or intravenous) will produce analgesia and anesthesia. High doses may lead to convulsions. Users frequently do not know how much of the drug they are taking due to the tendency of the drug to be produced illegally in uncontrolled conditions. Psychological effects include severe changes in body image, loss of ego boundaries, paranoia, and depersonalization. Hallucinations, euphoria, and suicidal impulses are also reported, as well as occasional aggressive behavior.:48–49 Like many other drugs, phencyclidine has been known to alter mood states in an unpredictable fashion, causing some individuals to become detached, and others to become animated. PCP may induce feelings of strength, power, and invulnerability as well as a numbing effect on the mind.
Studies by the Drug Abuse Warning Network in the 1970s show that media reports of PCP-induced violence are greatly exaggerated and that incidents of violence are unusual and often limited to individuals with reputations for aggression regardless of drug use.:48 Although uncommon, events of PCP-intoxicated individuals acting in an unpredictable fashion, possibly driven by their delusions or hallucinations, have been publicized. One example is the case of Big Lurch, a former rapper with a history of violent crime, who was convicted of murdering and cannibalizing his roommate while under the influence of PCP. Other commonly cited types of incidents include inflicting property damage and self-mutilation of various types, such as pulling one's own teeth.:48 These effects were not noted in its medicinal use in the 1950s and 1960s, however, and reports of physical violence on phencyclidine have often been shown to be unfounded. Recreational doses of the drug also occasionally appear to induce a psychotic state that resembles a schizophrenic episode, sometimes lasting for months at a time. Users generally report feeling detached from reality.
originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: carewemust
Why didn't she use her taser? That would be one question.
originally posted by: WilburnRoach
a reply to: WilburnRoach
The suspect was captured and is in jail, one cop was injured but no one died, isn't this a good thing.
Why no acoustic weapons? Even methed out pcp fiends cant ignore that without ear protection.
The problem is training and aptitude testing. Its not the cops fault they get thrown into the fire andnwere hired without being qualified.
originally posted by: Rubicon3
a reply to: carewemust
If she's not going to do the job she was trained for and uphold the law as she took an oath to do, she has no business being on the police force. What would happen if she had a partner in serious trouble (IF anybody would want to work with her after this) and needed her AND her gun...is she just going to stand there and watch her partner die rather than draw her gun? Or not draw her gun, take a bullet herself AND get her partner killed? Just on principle? Life and death principle no less? Seems like she's in serious need of rethinking her priorities, get a desk job or leave the force. Especially in Chicago.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
originally posted by: tigertatzen
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: carewemust
Why didn't she try to subdue him by Verbally Shaming him ? It works on Dogs .
Did you come up with that witty remark all by yourself or did you need help driving the Inane Train?
That comment was hilarious and actually quite clever... I don't know, does calling someone a dog have the same meaning over there in Cali as it does here in Australia?
I've heard it used once or twice on Hollywood movies to describe the lowest form of person... but generally you guys tend to use the word 'rat' rather than 'dog'... so maybe you didn't get it?