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Originally posted by resistor
Ok, so we’re racing toward 300 people dead from tasers, what’s the big deal? Obviously they weren’t the kind of people we want in our society anyway, or the police would never have been dealing with them.
Ok, so we’re racing toward 300 people dead from tasers, what’s the big deal?
Obviously they weren’t the kind of people we want in our society anyway, or the police would never have been dealing with them.
My heart goes out to this kid, but I really feel bad for the brainwashed stormtroopers that killed him.
Originally posted by rcwj75
I read this and was about to post it...glad I checked first. I will tell you this, I have never tased a juvenile (i.e. under 18). In my mind when a kid gets froggy and decides to lash out its time for an old school ass whoopin and he gets put in his place. I wasn't there so don't know all the facts/circumstances, but I can imagine not being able to control a YOUNG teen with my hands. I have tased an 18 year old, but again that was NOT this incident....
I won't completly take the teens side because I don't know the ENTIRE story or ALL the facts....but I sure won't be siding with this officer right now. My main concern is the family of the teen, and the medical examiners report as to what killed the teen...and NO I do not believe it was soley the taser! Pre exsiting medical conditions is my GUESS...but I'll WAIT for the facts before going off like most will on this thread.
EDIT TO ADD: Tasers are LESS LETHAL weapons, NOT "non-lethal"! Just like rubber bullets, 37/40mm wood batons, bean bags, etc...none are NON-LETHAL...only less than lethal.
[edit on 3/23/2009 by rcwj75]
Originally posted by Alvatore
Tasers must seriously ban, it kills humanity.
I had enough of this similar incident over and over again.
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by TwiTcHomatic
Thats why I said earlier that it is a no win situation for them. Bottom line is that the kid shouldn't have gone after the cops. Unforfortuantly he did and paid with his life.
The cops are given equipment and are told to follow procedure on how to use it. Why should they be held responisble for using equipment that they are issued? They did not intend to kill him.
Go after those who give them authority to use tasers. Not the cops who use it.
Originally posted by jd140
Well while it is a sad thing that he died, he shouldn't have tried to assault the cops. It did say that they immediatly called for emergency help when he saw the reaction he had.
I don't think the cops involved are to blame. The kid might have had a condition that the cops were unaware of.