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To: Spktyr

Um.. he'd already been tazered once... and was down and struggling with them.. what exact gun was he going for when they tazered him again????

Sorry, but based on what little info is in this article, its hard to believe the cops didn't handle this situation poorly all the way around.

Now the facts will come out, and if the cops acted appropriately fine, but if some mentally unstable teen just died because a couple of cops screwed up royal they need taken to the woodshed.


12 posted on 10/31/2006 7:15:58 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
Sorry, but based on what little info is in this article, its hard to believe the cops didn't handle this situation poorly all the way around.

Where this is a tragedy, I'm not for passing judgment against the cops, I really think that policy protocols are what need to be reviewed.

Stun guns and other alternative weapons that are deemed non lethal give the officers a false sense of comfort which makes them more inclined to use what they believe to be a "safe" alternative to firearms and mitigate the risk of personal injury by engaging a suspect up close.

In fact many departments citing safety concerns instruct there officer to use stun guns, bean bag guns, etc. to subdue a subject rather than risk personal harm through physical contact.

The result in this case was deadly and I'd be willing to bet that the LEOs involved are heartsick over it. They are humans after all.
23 posted on 10/31/2006 7:31:42 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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