Tased Until Dead: The Epidemic of Taser Crazy Cops + MO police taser injured boy! (updated)

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Updated: July 28, 2008 added another video

Updated: added video report

Friday, July 25, 2008

Since ‘Taser’ use has become widespread more than 290 people have been killed, possibly murdered, by taser crazy cops. In response to this epidemic of violence, Amnesty International released a statement damning the use of “… tasers to subdue non-compliant or disturbed individuals who do not pose a serious danger to themselves or others.” That –I daresay –describes most of the incidents.

Various police departments have said ‘tasers save lives’, an assertion unprovable on its face. Secondly, as tasers have proven popular with rogue cops who like to use them, it may be more accurate to conclude that as gun deaths have gone down, deaths by taser have increased.


h/t: Speaking Truth to Power


Police review Taser use
Captain says device escalated situation.

By JOE MEYER of the Tribune’s staff
Saturday, July 26, 2008

A man injured in a Taser-related fall from the Providence Road pedestrian bridge over Interstate 70 remained in critical condition last night at University Hospital as Columbia police sought to defend their use of force in the incident that began with a man threatening to jump from the overpass.




Missouri Police taser injured boy 19 times

Added: Jul 27 2008   In: News

By: smigg2 (P:38.04, S:11)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

h/t:  Will To Power and Juan



Hospital tasers 66-year-old minister over joke


A reverend claims his behavior at a hospital did not warrant staff removing him, beating him and using a taser to subdue him. Harry Smith talks to Rev. Al Poisson and his lawyer.

This video is from CBS Early Show, broadcast July 25, 2008.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

h/t: http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com

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