Skip to comments.Teen Treated At Local Hospital Dies After Being Tased By Police
Posted on 05/16/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
BALTIMORE (WJZ) A young hospital patient is tased by Baltimore City Police, then falls into a coma and dies. The department launches an investigation into the officers actions at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The death of a 19-year-old hospital patient this week is the focal point of a Baltimore City Police investigation after they say one of their officers tased the teen who was in a violent altercation with Good Samaritan Hospital security earlier this month.
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WTF is going on with the police and using tasers? In the past year or two, I’ve seen article after article about them tasing everyone — the elderly, 10 year olds, teens, people who aren’t being obviously violent. It seems like they know they get a free pass on “tasing” people because its not like shooting them with a gun. Its a bad sign.
Place your bets: will Nursing homes or hospices be next?
Wondering if these out-of-control cops are mostly younger men who grew up zapping and shooting people on video games.
The teen was in a ‘violent altercation’. I would tase him also.
It is (probably) too bad he died but it happens. Based on this report - police did nothing wrong here.
Did the kid have a dog?
On the other, I've got to wonder about why LEOs are so quick to reach for the taser compared to how they would've dealt with it 20 years or so ago.
Is it because the ranks are being filled with the physically weak, proper gender ratios and other political correct clap-trap? A general deterioration in the training quality? All of the foregoing?
They're full of useless eaters.
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My cousin was not on drugs, ‘frail’ or anything else except scared.
The cops stopped him because his truck looked like a truck that was supposed to have been involved in a burglary and he panicked.
He ran into a cornfield and they followed him, tasing him repeatedly until he stopped.
Unfortunately, he stopped by dropping dead.
An ‘internal investigation’ was conducted and the horde of cops all had the same story.
“He came right at them”.
Witness testimony to the contrary was disregarded.
My cousin was nothing if not a non-violent wuss.
But he’s still dead.
Left behind a young daughter that my aunt had to raise.
I’m sorry to hear that.
“The teen was in a violent altercation. I would tase him also.”
Not. I used to work in EMS many years ago. Violent people are fairly common. One big guy with a knee to the chest, two or three others on the arms and legs. Then you hogtie them to a guerney with soft restraints. And wheel them into a nice, quiet room to scream for awhile. They eventually calm down.
Because doing a beat down with a nightstick looks really bad on video. Do away with video cameras and wood shampoos would make a comeback.
“Based on this report - police did nothing wrong here.”
...Except kill the kid.
Even though their own lives were not in danger — which used to be the standard in this country for cops to use deadly force.
I’m just glad those five heroes made it to the end of their shift.
They had the truck license and registration. I suspect that too many trips to the donught shop rendered them unable to do a normal pursuit on foot.
There are various reasons why they reach for the taser. I suspect laziness and PC compete for the #1 spot.
How many neutral witnesses were out there in that corn field. And what was he guilty of that he panicked?
If 5 people couldn't effectively restrain this man (19 is a fully grown man & it doesn't state his height/weight) then odds are pretty good that he could seriously injure someone. Assuming the facts here are accurate & some contradictory details haven't be left out, tasing was a valid course of action. I don't think people realize how dangerous this situation may have been. I'd tase someone before I'd let him smash all the bones in my face.
I'll be the first in line to bash (figuratively) the cops, but it doesn't appear warranted here.
I was not really that close with him but it devastated his mom and made his dad a lunatic.
Nice of you to assume that someone who has multiple people pointing guns at him and screaming mutually contradictory orders must be guilty of something to panic.
The people who live in the house on that curve and the cousin’s wife sitting in the truck watched it all happen.
He was “guilty” only of cowardice.
Did I mention he was sort of like “Lenny” in Of Mice And Men?
Big, slow and not terribly bright.
He was crying and freaking out that he was ‘going to jail’.
Pure, blind panic.
No guilt whatsoever.
You don’t know the local city cops.
They are as bad as bad gets.
obviously we have to take these tazers from these @$$holes.
From what other people said, he was pulled out of the truck immediately after the stop and it went straight to hell from there.
I don’t even know if they took time to run plates.
These are the same people who, when responding to shots fired in the west end of town one night, pulled over all of us on motorcycles instead of going into the urban jungle where the shooter was.
We all got shook down and roughed up.
A grinning psycho threw me face down on his cruiser hood, thoroughly felt me up and then dry humped me while laughing in my husband’s face.
After all that, he just let me go.
A county sheriff gave me the perv’s badge number and name and told me to press charges.
And guess what happened to the cop.
I am pretty sure I read a month or so back where the doughnut processors had tazed someone in a nursing home.
No dogs were killing in the filming of the incident, however and all the Rambo Wannabe’s went home safe.
John Ross wrote a great Novel. You should read thru it...Just saying.
The beauty of the "I was in fear for my life" is that the officer does not even have to explain what he is in fear for his life from. It could be that he fears getting hit on the head by a meteorite. All he has to do is think, "I am in fear for my life", pull out his pistol and start blasting. Heaven help the poor soul[s] nearby.
If those shouting mutually contradictory orders and pointing guns at an innocent citizen did not wear magical government costumes, no one here would believe “flight or fight” to be an irrational response to the situation.
Such people judge the rightness or wrongness of an action based not on the action, but on the costume donned by the perpetrators.
This should have been in post 24, but let me add them now. I am sorry for the loss of your cousin.
Naah. Taking the guns away or the tazers or the nightsticks does nothing. The conduct is the problem and the conduct is not and will not be addressed. And in all truth I do believe that everyone, including abusive police, have the right to self defense.
The solutionin my view is to drastically reduce the number of police and for people to stop calling them unless someone needs killing. Because that’s becoming the all too likely result.
Why the hell would a cop want to that???
He is required to get uncompromising submission to his (her) authority. PERIOD.
No. The real problem isn’t the occasional bad cop.
The real problem is no matter how egregious the outrage, all cops close ranks and protect him or her.
There is no effective mechanism for punishing, let alone removing, a rotten apple, no matter how much it’s oozing, no matter how thick the cloud of flies or how tangled the mat of maggots.
The whole barrel suffers.
I think we’re talking to the same thing. You will never have accountability regardless of the conduct or the relative numbers who are bad actors. So you need to reduce the total number of apples. Bad or good.
1. Why run if you are innocent? Why not stop when ordered to stop? Wouldn’t have been tased if he stopped....
2. Where was his wife to raise the child? Why did aunt have to raise him?
Seems to me he his actions gave the cops reason to suspect him of no good...just saying...
Sorry mate - but it doesn’t always work that way. I would have to say your EMS experience was limited.
A taser is not ‘deadly force’. Most city cops have to be tased once a year to qualify to use the device. Do you think that would happen if they were ‘deadly’?
There are a lot of poorly trained cops out there now - mainly because there a are lot of leftist, academic, idiot police chiefs. But let’s not all go knee jerk with every story. As conservatives we are supposed to analyze and evaluate.
“Wondering if these out-of-control cops are mostly younger men who grew up zapping and shooting people on video games.”
It’s called desensitization, a very well known psychological effect. No surprise here.
Tasers may not be CLASSIFIED as ‘deadly force,’ but it’s inarguable that they cause death after death after death. Big thread on FreeRepublic a few months ago about a kid tagger who ran from the cops — and got tased to death.
We can debate about how many deaths constitute ‘rare,’ but there is simply no debate that tasers are killing people in cities all over the US.
If someone dies, it’s deadly force.
It sure was a shock.
No pun intended.
Admittedly it was in the days before tasers. The options were more limited. I don’t recall a situation where large numbers of people weren’t able to hold the individual down. Usually the police and firefighters were pitching in a hand.
“I felt threatened”®
Ironically, that’s the only requirement for the Maryland castle doctrine law.
That I “feel threatened”.
I’m thinking I might develop a very nervous disposition in the future.
Armed persons entering your domicile in the dead of night?
“I feel threatened” is an understatement.
(My Doberman controls me like a puppet.) I feel threatened.
(I forgot to feed the snakes this week.) I feel threatened.....
Our law is actually so liberal as to be nearly arbitrary.
Gone are the requirements that they actually be in the house or even on the property.
Apparently, if somebody walks up my lane, lingers near my gate and “I feel threatened”, I can open fire.
[crazy but technically true]
No...we need to tazer them first.
I know...why run if you are innocent. It’s not like they are going to kill you or anything.....oh wait.....
Nully!!! Boot licker on aisle 3!!!
Couldn’t you just scream?
Reading comprehension sure isn’t what it used to be.
No, *sigh* No surprise at all.
Dunno. Maybe the kid read the papers and was aware of the new paradigm in policing?
For some reason, I find your report as credible as it is disgusting. Do you dare post the locality where it happened?
How horrible! I’m so sorry, friend.
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It was the same spot where a drunk hit my 2 biker friends in ‘97.
I hate that curve.