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minavasht Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:17 AM
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79. OK
he died a day after being tazed.
The cause of death is still not known (per the article).
Also per the article he fell off his bike before the cops showed up and he looked like he had hurt himself.
How did they conclude that he was killed by the cops?
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  -Police 'killed deaf cyclist with stun gun after he failed to obey instructions to stop' kpete  Nov-24-11 03:54 PM   #0 
  - and it is only reported in an English paper?  Tumbulu   Nov-24-11 03:59 PM   #1 
  - It's a "dog bites man" story in the USA..  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 04:01 PM   #5 
  - N.C. probes death of bicyclist tased by police  wtmusic   Nov-24-11 04:31 PM   #9 
  - it's a black guy killed by cops in the South. Pretty routine.  provis99   Nov-24-11 05:54 PM   #16 
  - BWB  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-25-11 06:57 AM   # 
  - BWB  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-25-11 06:57 AM   #92 
  - 'newbie officer, with no clue about how to handle situation, responds inappropriately'  struggle4progress   Nov-25-11 10:47 AM   #104 
     - This sounds like what probably happened. I think what we are seeing  jwirr   Nov-25-11 01:13 PM   #119 
  - No, not only English papers  bitchkitty   Nov-24-11 06:31 PM   #17 
  - It's not even very good English  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 03:42 AM   #89 
  - google search shows lots of US stories about this. RIP Mr. Anthony  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-25-11 12:33 PM   #115 
  - Agreed.  deafskeptic   Nov-25-11 12:57 PM   #118 
  - Oh, my god,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-24-11 04:00 PM   #2 
  - Not as uncommon as some might think.  freshwest   Nov-24-11 11:11 PM   #69 
  - Jesus Christ. They give deadly toys to anyone these days.  qb   Nov-24-11 04:00 PM   #3 
  - They don't want cops that are "too smart"..  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 04:09 PM   #6 
  - they apply the 'too intelligent need not apply' litmus test for Republican POTUS candidates as well  stockholmer   Nov-24-11 07:08 PM   #27 
  - Good point.. n/t  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 07:29 PM   #32 
  - Exactly!!! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-24-11 09:26 PM   #56 
  - For fuck's sake! Please tell me you're making that up!  Rozlee   Nov-24-11 07:21 PM   #30 
  - Actually, I heard the same thing about Austin Police Dept. Apparently it isn't  jhrobbins   Nov-25-11 02:33 AM   #81 
  - I have heard reports of this before. They don't want to hire cops who can critically think. They  avaistheone1   Nov-26-11 01:42 AM   #141 
  - Also more likely to "overthink" and yes mostly rather boring.  TheMadMonk   Nov-24-11 09:06 PM   #48 
  - Nice post. I believe violent crime has been declining throughout North America for a while now.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 02:16 AM   #78 
  - Ahh, New London Connecticut  Throckmorton   Nov-25-11 03:56 PM   #130 
  - Yeah, he's got to be really proud of himself for killing a guy  Warpy   Nov-24-11 04:17 PM   #7 
  - I'm guessing this is one of the "good cops" we hear so much about on DU..  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 04:00 PM   #4 
  - Hey its a hard job and he was just a bad apple..etc, etc. Gets old. nt.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 02:43 AM   #85 
     - Be FAIR: Just one of the 99% who makes the other 1% look bad  panzerfaust   Nov-27-11 05:34 AM   #145 
  - That's awful.  dipsydoodle   Nov-24-11 04:21 PM   #8 
  - Like I've said before,  Goldom   Nov-24-11 04:33 PM   #10 
  - Oh, but he failed to comply with an order.  Capitalocracy   Nov-24-11 07:02 PM   #24 
  - The super sad part of this is the cop will not be punished.  russspeakeasy   Nov-24-11 04:44 PM   #11 
  - But still a prick?  ElboRuum   Nov-24-11 08:55 PM   #44 
  - Oh Yeah...deadbeat dad, that kinda guy.  russspeakeasy   Nov-24-11 09:12 PM   #51 
  - why.. he sure will! he'll be put on paid adminstrative leave, that's what, and further more he can  leftyohiolib   Nov-24-11 09:15 PM   #52 
  - Why? This crap needs to stop.  Glimmer of Hope   Nov-24-11 04:44 PM   #12 
  - 61 is not elderly  libinnyandia   Nov-24-11 04:47 PM   #13 
  - Maybe to the 20 and 30 year olds it is. I am 72 and hate be called elderly.  RebelOne   Nov-24-11 06:38 PM   #18 
  - I'm almost there and better looking and more fit than many of those in  RKP5637   Nov-24-11 09:30 PM   #58 
  - I don't mind being called elderly as much as the cops  Downwinder   Nov-24-11 11:20 PM   #70 
  - It's the Daily Mail....  Bluenorthwest   Nov-25-11 09:02 AM   #100 
  - if  donquijoterocket   Nov-25-11 11:18 AM   #108 
  - Yeah--I am 61, and I consdier myself to be in late middle age! nt  tblue37   Nov-24-11 09:04 PM   #47 
  - In NORTH Carolina BTW...  Bennyboy   Nov-24-11 04:58 PM   #14 
  - Yes, NC not SC. (NT)  Eric J in MN   Nov-24-11 06:45 PM   #23 
  - Cops won't tell the mayor of the town what happened.  HereSince1628   Nov-24-11 05:37 PM   #15 
  - The cops are supposed to be answerable to their town's mayor.  Rozlee   Nov-24-11 07:47 PM   #35 
     - Not just the Mayor, but in most (if not all city councils) each member is responsible for one part  rpannier   Nov-24-11 08:58 PM   #45 
        - Not sure where you get that each council member is responsible for one part of  bertman   Nov-24-11 11:05 PM   #68 
           - My mother sat on a city council  rpannier   Nov-25-11 12:07 AM   #76 
              - Most likely, by 'primary responsibility' it was meant that she was the council member  bertman   Nov-25-11 11:34 AM   #110 
  - Less than lethal my ass. But we already knew that.  sakabatou   Nov-24-11 06:39 PM   #19 
  - Well, in the cop's defense...  Orrex   Nov-24-11 06:40 PM   #20 
  - They did it for his own good. They were just trying to help.  rhett o rick   Nov-25-11 11:14 AM   #106 
  - This is murder  tpsbmam   Nov-24-11 06:43 PM   #21 
  - It should be illegal to tase an unarmed man. NT  Eric J in MN   Nov-24-11 06:43 PM   #22 
  - or a man not threatening anyone, the guy was riding a bike - and he gets tazed to death. Murder!  Divine Discontent   Nov-25-11 02:53 AM   #86 
  - Well. You know it was an honest mistake.  Enthusiast   Nov-24-11 07:03 PM   #25 
  - From the comments section:  Capitalocracy   Nov-24-11 07:06 PM   #26 
  - If I wasn't here already, I would not come here either.  sabrina 1   Nov-25-11 03:37 PM   #128 
  - If I wasn't here already, I would not come here either.  sabrina 1   Nov-25-11 03:37 PM   #129 
  - He wasn't a threat to anybody. The police have no right to shoot someone just because they don't  TBF   Nov-24-11 07:15 PM   #28 
  - It's a significant and growing problem in this country, out of control cops thinking  RKP5637   Nov-24-11 09:34 PM   #59 
  - The object of a taser is to paralyze. I question the logic of  Downwinder   Nov-24-11 07:17 PM   #29 
  - Remember the teen run over by the squad after a tasering in FL  grahampuba   Nov-24-11 07:27 PM   #31 
  - Just Say No to Steroids  Tom Ripley   Nov-24-11 07:31 PM   #33 
  - There has to be something done about the out of control police in this country.  pennylane100   Nov-24-11 07:46 PM   #34 
  - The cops are the largest and most dangerous armed gang in  tblue37   Nov-24-11 09:09 PM   #50 
  - My cousin in Las Vegas answered his door with his pistol - there had been a call  jhrobbins   Nov-25-11 02:42 AM   #84 
  - See that`s what I don`t get.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 02:29 AM   #80 
     - Simple. There are no consequences to be afraid of.  TheEuclideanOne   Nov-25-11 04:23 PM   #134 
        - I think that steroids increase agression substantially.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 09:45 PM   #139 
  - Too many cops are outright bullies these days.  Jamastiene   Nov-24-11 08:12 PM   #36 
  - That will teach him to think he can ride a bicycle while deaf  Kennah   Nov-24-11 08:16 PM   #37 
  - How much outrage is left in my soul.....  ooglymoogly   Nov-24-11 08:29 PM   #38 
  - That's what he gets  christx30   Nov-24-11 08:31 PM   #39 
  - It is not like Medicare covered hearing. n/t  Downwinder   Nov-24-11 08:53 PM   #43 
  - What we must learn from this....The Police are not here to protect us.  ooglymoogly   Nov-24-11 10:25 PM   #65 
     - A few nights ago  christx30   Nov-24-11 11:45 PM   #73 
  - In order to get comprehensive news about the U.S. it's imperative to view newspapers abroad  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-24-11 08:43 PM   #40 
  - Here is from US media, it includes the timeline, which Daily Mail  Bluenorthwest   Nov-25-11 08:46 AM   #97 
     - Yes, the daily mail has an agenda to make a cop look like a violent ignorant thug  The Doctor.   Nov-25-11 01:27 PM   #121 
     - Oh ok. A member of my family is deaf. Fortunately, he's in a very lucrative medical field...  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-25-11 04:07 PM   #133 
  - This thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks for...  Dead_Parrot   Nov-24-11 08:44 PM   #41 
  - If the officer had used his gun it probably would have gone better -  bhikkhu   Nov-24-11 08:46 PM   #42 
  - Police don't "shoot to wound"  BiggJawn   Nov-24-11 10:03 PM   #61 
     - Using a gun is would have been preferable IMO.  Fokker Trip   Nov-24-11 10:31 PM   #66 
  - I am also 61 and severely hearing impaired. I don't wear my hearing aids  tblue37   Nov-24-11 09:03 PM   #46 
  - Those suckers aren't cheap, and I don't like exposing mine to the elements eiither  eridani   Nov-25-11 12:00 AM   #75 
     - One reason I would be afraid to actively participate in a protest is that  tblue37   Nov-25-11 11:15 AM   #107 
  - Hey now, cops are doing such a haaaard job. Wahhhhhh.  Fokker Trip   Nov-24-11 09:07 PM   #49 
  - Such a hard job.  Dawson Leery   Nov-24-11 09:16 PM   #53 
  - K&R...."...killed deaf cyclist with stun gun..."....murder!....n/t  unkachuck   Nov-24-11 09:23 PM   #54 
  - Another cop that should be tried for MURDER. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-24-11 09:24 PM   #55 
  - but the union will save his job....  IamK   Nov-24-11 09:42 PM   #60 
     - Oh for the love of pete! I guess a bad cop could *only* belong to a bad union. Is that it?  Pholus   Nov-25-11 09:16 AM   #101 
  - tasering and pepper spray and rubber bullets  lovuian   Nov-24-11 09:27 PM   #57 
  - Some way to help an elderly deaf man who fell off his bike.  caseymoz   Nov-24-11 10:14 PM   #62 
  - Nothing to see here, move along  quakerboy   Nov-24-11 10:17 PM   #63 
  - What their Mayor actually said:  Bluenorthwest   Nov-25-11 08:56 AM   #99 
     - Apparently my sarcastic tone did not come through  quakerboy   Nov-25-11 12:37 PM   #116 
  - Officers should not be allowed to respond to calls unless they regularly work the neighborhood  truthisfreedom   Nov-24-11 10:19 PM   #64 
  - Anyone who has not, by now, understood that, calling on the police  ooglymoogly   Nov-24-11 10:41 PM   #67 
  - agree with your post, with one exception. location doesn't seem to matter.  marasinghe   Nov-26-11 12:56 AM   #140 
  - It was in a very small town. This cop has seen him on a bike many times.  IADEMO2004   Nov-25-11 08:12 AM   #95 
     - Not necessarily--a lot of people are so self-absorbed that they are oblivious to  tblue37   Nov-25-11 09:37 PM   #138 
  - Fucking A!  lonestarnot   Nov-24-11 11:41 PM   #71 
  - I hope they sue and the cop who killed him is made to pay somehow  Maraya1969   Nov-24-11 11:42 PM   #72 
  - This might be ruled homicide yet........there was no PC to believe a crime  Historic NY   Nov-24-11 11:57 PM   #74 
     - I collect police brutality articles--and I have several in which  tblue37   Nov-25-11 09:34 PM   #137 
  - Reminds me of what was done to John Williams  suffragette   Nov-25-11 12:36 AM   #77 
  - That was my first thought also.  uppityperson   Nov-25-11 02:36 AM   #83 
     - This article shows even stronger parallels  suffragette   Nov-25-11 03:07 AM   #88 
  - OK  minavasht   Nov-25-11 02:17 AM   #79 
  - because it's the daily mail - best used for lining birdcages  struggle4progress   Nov-25-11 11:04 AM   #105 
  - Like it  minavasht   Nov-25-11 02:23 PM   #126 
  - No, he was dead immediately after being tazed.  The Doctor.   Nov-25-11 01:43 PM   #123 
     - I was tazed once  minavasht   Nov-25-11 02:21 PM   #125 
     - No, we don't have to 'wait' for the medical examiner to know that he was killed by a cop.  The Doctor.   Nov-25-11 04:02 PM   #132 
        - Never mind  minavasht   Nov-26-11 06:57 AM   #143 
     - ... A 61-year-old Halifax County man died Tuesday, a day after police shocked him  struggle4progress   Nov-25-11 03:21 PM   #127 
        - No, he was dead before he got to the hospital;  The Doctor.   Nov-25-11 03:58 PM   #131 
  - can he have 'failed to obey' if he was unaware  Rex   Nov-25-11 02:36 AM   #82 
  - Tune in next week...  Dead_Parrot   Nov-25-11 05:17 AM   #90 
     - Hey, if you don't have ESP you might be a terrerrristtt!  Rex   Nov-25-11 02:12 PM   #124 
  - maybe i'll just settle for police arms control...  NuttyFluffers   Nov-25-11 02:55 AM   #87 
  - There is a direct line from UC Davis to Scotland Neck, NC  klook   Nov-25-11 05:59 AM   #91 
  - Thanks to the (primarily) Bush terror machine, every incident  Vinca   Nov-25-11 07:11 AM   #93 
  - Eldertly?  Hanks   Nov-25-11 08:08 AM   #94 
  - so what did you think about the police brutality?  fascisthunter   Nov-25-11 05:12 PM   #135 
  - And the cop apologists here on DU are remarkably quiet.  GoneOffShore   Nov-25-11 08:43 AM   #96 
  - Sad  Johnny2X2X   Nov-25-11 08:54 AM   #98 
  - ... WRAL reports officers had responded to a 911 call Monday night about a man who had fallen off  struggle4progress   Nov-25-11 09:55 AM   #102 
  - This stuff happens all the time. I'm glad the OWS abuse is causing DU to notice it.  FreeBillClinton   Nov-25-11 10:36 AM   #103 
  - Well, if it weren't for foreign papers reporting it, we might never know. nt  valerief   Nov-25-11 11:34 AM   #111 
  - I wonder when the murdering officer will get his promotion and big bonus.  valerief   Nov-25-11 11:32 AM   #109 
  - The police have been made into an occupying army.  Union Scribe   Nov-25-11 11:44 AM   #112 
  - May your journey over rainbow bridge be more pleasant.  Trillo   Nov-25-11 11:45 AM   #113 
  - You cops are out-of- control. You need patience and sensitivity training.  Dont call me Shirley   Nov-25-11 11:46 AM   #114 
  - Turner, who has only been on the force for a month,..........WTF..  Historic NY   Nov-25-11 12:48 PM   #117 
  - Looks like the use of deadly force to me.  Life Long Dem   Nov-25-11 01:19 PM   #120 
  - The cop mentality does not allow for Deaf people  KamaAina   Nov-25-11 01:30 PM   #122 
  - yep.  deafskeptic   Nov-26-11 02:00 AM   #142 
  - I saw this last night...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-11 06:09 PM   #136 
  - Cruel and unusual punishment, not to mention execution, is reserved for  Vidar   Nov-26-11 02:11 PM   #144 

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