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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 PM
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Police support Taser usage even though harm can be done...
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"Powers' injury is not an isolated event," Dillingham says. "If you look into it nationwide, you will find ruptured disks, other fractures and injuries to other joints."

Babin, a 17-year law enforcement veteran in Slidell, La., says he heard from a dozen police officers after posting a message on a police magazine Web site asking officers about injuries.

"The most common injuries . . . were dislocations or spinal fractures, which would be consistent with the extreme jolt you experience," he says.

Babin says he wanted to hear from other officers after finding his arms and legs covered in bruises following a Taser shock in May.

Babin says another officer who attended his May 4 Taser training class suffered severe chest pains. He says doctors told the officer "the extreme shock began eating away skin tissue from the area around a previous surgery."

Babin says he still bears the scar of a Taser burn. After being shocked, he says, he developed an autoimmune condition that left his body attacking blood platelets. He says he was diagnosed with bone marrow disease that causes spontaneous bleeding and that doctors have been unable to rule out Taser as a cause."

"Still, Babin doesn't dispute the benefits of Taser."

BULL! How can a respect an officer who would still support the Taser after he was injured by it?
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