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A teenager died after police used a Taser on him inside a grocery store in northeast Charlotte.
Police said an argument escalated between Turner and one of his supervisors at a Food Lion on Prosperity Church Road. Officers said the teen assaulted a store manager by throwing an object after officers arrived on scene.
Police released a statement reading, "[Turner] was highly agitated and refused all verbal commands and began walking toward the officer." At that point, the officer used his Taser on Turner.
Originally posted by rationalgaze
This makes me so angry. People who aren't in optimal health (due to toxic chemicals everywhere) can be seriously injured by a taser attack. There are videos online of cops tasering each other and laughing their butts off.
Originally posted by rcwj75
But lets keep in mind, even if the taser DOESN'T get used and the officer does go hands on and puts the kid on the ground using force...guess what...the officer STILL gets sued, STILL gets judged, STILL gets written up or fired, and the article STILL gets put on ATS for many to give their 2 cents without getting anymore information then that of one website,
Well, I'm glad I made you laugh. I try not to take my self too seriously or I'd have another heart attack.
Originally posted by Stumpy1
Hehehe you are funny
Originally posted by daddyroo45
Sir: I understand your anger.I would be hard to be a LEO.I do however think that the use of a taser would be considered more of a last resort.
There has been more than a few people killed by the high voltages crossing their hearts.Also people with neurological disorders have had severe reactions to tasers.Siezures,coma and even death.
In a situation where two officers are attempting to subdue one civillian.
Either mace or a good old fashioned blood choke would suffice.
Originally posted by resistor
You left one thing out there police state boy: the kid would still be alive. But then I suppose that's a minor consideration when laws need to be enforced in service to your paymasters. What happened to the days when two PEACE OFFICERS would just jump on the kid and subdue him? Oh, but I guess you might hurt your little self huh? Pathetic.
Originally posted by rcwj75
lets keep in mind, even if the taser DOESN'T get used and the officer does go hands on and puts the kid on the ground using force...guess what...the officer STILL gets sued, STILL gets judged, STILL gets written up or fired, and the article STILL gets put on ATS for many to give their 2 cents without getting anymore information then that of one website, who THEY still don't have all the facts!!!