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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-24-04 08:45 PM
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63. You keep saying...
... that the taser is "safe". Surely you've been properly trained and are aware that they have cause heart attacks many, many times?

And one would have to reasonably assume that a person over a certain age, certainly over 70, would be at greater risk.

The fact is, we'll probably never really know what happened here. If the 75 yo lady actually struck the officer with force (i.e. not just a slap) then perhaps the taser was justified.

Otherwise, there is no way that is was, but the police get away with this sort of bullshit every damn day.
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  -Police stun 75-year-old TeeYiYi  Oct-20-04 11:10 PM   #0 
  - 'cause it's quick and easy and no blood gets spilled  jdjkkse   Oct-20-04 11:13 PM   #1 
  - Uh, is this so messed up I don't know what to say?  alittlelark   Oct-20-04 11:14 PM   #2 
  - If they hadn't done it, the nation might have suffered an epidemic ...  struggle4progress   Oct-24-04 11:35 PM   #67 
  - Good god what a story!  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-20-04 11:15 PM   #3 
  - The officer was a woman  daleo   Oct-21-04 12:56 AM   #9 
  - Did they ask her friend  burrowowl   Oct-20-04 11:17 PM   #4 
  - to watch out for those 75-yr-old ladies with a mean streak!  Media_Lies_Daily   Oct-20-04 11:41 PM   #5 
  - The Taser  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 12:53 AM   #6 
     - Enjoy your stay  saigon68   Oct-21-04 12:56 AM   #7 
     - HEY!!! Just because someone disagrees with you.. you accuse them??  Caliphoto   Oct-21-04 01:00 AM   #11 
        - What is TOTALL valid ?  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:07 AM   #15 
           - don't police have computers in their cars now?  jdjkkse   Oct-21-04 10:33 PM   #46 
     - uhhh, WHAT?  Steelangel   Oct-21-04 01:05 AM   #13 
     - Man, I sure as hell I am strong enough to be physically threatening  Eloriel   Oct-21-04 11:22 PM   #50 
     - this is debatable  natrat   Oct-21-04 07:34 AM   #40 
     - "though she might have been on PCP or something"?  MrPrax   Oct-21-04 07:59 AM   #42 
     - Chance of her being on PCP?? MINUS 50%  LiberalFighter   Oct-21-04 10:54 PM   #48 
     - Officer safety is not the main concern.  gsh999   Oct-24-04 05:01 PM   #58 
  - She was probably a Terrorist  OutsourceBush   Oct-21-04 12:56 AM   #8 
  - She did try to "assault the officer"...  Caliphoto   Oct-21-04 12:58 AM   #10 
  - If you can't handle a 75 yr old woman without a taser  OutsourceBush   Oct-21-04 01:02 AM   #12 
  - I completely agree with you  Steelangel   Oct-21-04 01:06 AM   #14 
  - a little less demanding such as laying in bed all day  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:12 AM   #16 
  - WOW..  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 01:13 AM   #17 
     - Charles Graner  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 01:18 AM   #20 
     - You are right -- he was a CO in civilian life  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:39 AM   #24 
     - No need to shut up  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:32 AM   #23 
     - "lethal and dangerous weapon"  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 02:06 AM   #28 
        - The 6th Circuit case is not on point  saigon68   Oct-21-04 02:25 AM   #30 
           - Do you really want to go in this direction in the Debate?  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 03:06 AM   #33 
              - I wasn't there-- so I admit I really don't know  saigon68   Oct-21-04 03:16 AM   #35 
              - If not being there  doreme   Oct-24-04 08:36 PM   #62 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-21-04 03:18 AM   #36 
              - You keep saying...  deseo   Oct-24-04 08:45 PM   #63 
     - Don't keep your mouth shut  Evergreen Emerald   Oct-24-04 07:58 PM   #60 
  - You are right the "Policemen" at Abu Ghraib  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:17 AM   #19 
  - Did somebody call me?  BiggJawn   Oct-21-04 07:50 AM   #41 
     - That would be me who called you  saigon68   Oct-21-04 08:56 PM   #44 
        - We must have the same cops.  BiggJawn   Oct-21-04 09:53 PM   #45 
  - A few months ago there was a story about  tblue37   Oct-21-04 01:56 AM   #26 
  - They must think that since it is not a gun that they have more leeway  LiberalFighter   Oct-24-04 03:36 PM   #54 
  - Same thing happened in KC  proud2Blib   Oct-24-04 03:42 PM   #55 
  - It's not anti-police, it's anti-abuse of power  Eloriel   Oct-21-04 11:24 PM   #51 
  - Nothing more than creeping NAZIISM  Carolab   Oct-21-04 01:14 AM   #18 
  - Wow  UAE   Oct-21-04 01:20 AM   #21 
  - I have been at numerous protests  saigon68   Oct-21-04 01:22 AM   #22 
     - Now they don't care if you are running away.  tblue37   Oct-21-04 02:05 AM   #27 
        - It gives these "Guardians of Safety"  saigon68   Oct-21-04 02:13 AM   #29 
  - Officer England, I presume? nt  plastic_turkeys   Oct-21-04 01:41 AM   #25 
  - My brother and his wife are police officers  bling bling   Oct-21-04 02:35 AM   #31 
  - My Broad Brush extends to what I have seen  saigon68   Oct-21-04 02:49 AM   #32 
  - "a number..  NC_Nate   Oct-21-04 03:08 AM   #34 
  - Broad brushes often paint over folks who don't deserve to be painted.  w4rma   Oct-24-04 07:02 PM   #59 
  - Not a good analogy  Carolab   Oct-21-04 03:43 AM   #37 
  - cheee-erist, our cops are just like 'the troops'...  JSJ   Oct-21-04 04:41 AM   #38 
  - I am so sick of Rambo  Marianne   Oct-21-04 07:22 AM   #39 
  - For all those nutjobs saying she was a threat...she had 6 broken  Ripley   Oct-21-04 08:08 AM   #43 
  - You can hardly *move* or breathe with 6 broken ribs!  crossroads   Oct-24-04 04:58 PM   #56 
  - a 75 year old woman with broken bones.. knocked down by taser..  meow mix   Oct-21-04 10:51 PM   #47 
  - Nursing homes have to deal with irate patients all the time  GoddessOfGuinness   Oct-21-04 11:05 PM   #49 
  - Tasering old women, 10 year old girls, what's next - babies?  daleo   Oct-21-04 11:39 PM   #52 
  - Pregnant woman tasered in the stomach:  TeeYiYi   Oct-24-04 03:27 PM   #53 
  - What Drugs is this F*%#$ Idiot on?  Bo   Oct-24-04 05:00 PM   #57 
  - This is the type of subject that gets me thrown out of DU  Lost Creek   Oct-24-04 08:04 PM   #61 
  - I guess she had to taser her before she ran out the back door,  VegasWolf   Oct-24-04 10:06 PM   #64 
  - Meet the new boss  bvar22   Oct-24-04 11:24 PM   #65 
  - The 75 year old woman was threatening the police officer???  Chimpanzee   Oct-24-04 11:32 PM   #66 
  - When 75 year old people fall down (from a taser or whatever)  tibbir   Oct-24-04 11:44 PM   #68 
     - What is the name of that Brave officer??? We want to know  opihimoimoi   Oct-25-04 01:46 AM   #69 

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