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Old 14-01-2017, 03:56 PM   #16
st jimmy
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Default Taser abuse

I have searched the internet for the combination taser, police and found some real horror stories.

ELDERLY MAN (91) TASERED
The following is about the 91-year-old (white) Lee - with Alzheimer’s disease – who gets tasered for refusing to go to the doctor. Lee died 2 months later: http://nypost.com/2016/12/23/cops-ta...th-alzheimers/
This man apparently doesn’t have the right to refuse to go to the doctor; in the video we can hear his screams after being tasered. Obviously these brave cops were terrified when this old man stood up and was still able to walk (they really showed him who’s in charge). We can also see that the Kansas police put cuffs on him which breaks his wrist:
https://youtu.be/FoHxPzWZdic

FAMILY MAN KILLED BY TASER 27 TIMES
Dante Parker (a black man) was murdered in 2014 by the police by being tasered no less than 27 times.
After Parker had dropped his children off at school, he went on a bike ride around 4 PM. He was stopped by Officer Irwin that later claimed that he: fit the description of a “suspicious black male who was attempting to break into houses”. Officer Irwin tasered Parker twice, then other cops arrived to taser Parker 25 more times until his body became limp. Shortly thereafter his heart stopped and he died.
Parker’s 5 children and his wife were devastated and filed a wrongful death lawsuit against San Bernardino County for the use of excessive force: http://filmingcops.com/cops-taser-fa...limp-and-died/
The accompanying video doesn’t show this incident but shows the grieving Parker family: https://youtu.be/_faQMn326VQ

MAN (24) KILLED BY TASER 14 TIMES
The police arrived at the apartment of the girlfriend of the 24-year-old Gregory Lewis Towns after being called for a domestic dispute.
The 281-pound Towns ran away but couldn’t keep up for very long and sat down when the police caught him. Towns asked the police to let him rest a few moments. Towns was immediately handcuffed and tasered 14 times before he died.
Police officer Eberhart was convicted for murder, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. The jury also convicted Weems of reckless conduct and violation of an oath by a public officer: http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-new...A4fS1IzB0jhTK/

MAN WITH LEARNING DISABILITY KILLED BY TASER
According to the police Ariel Galarza threatened them with an unbroken glass bottle. He died after being tasered twice.
Sergeant William Melrose used a stun gun to subdue Galarze. As officers tried to handcuff Galarza, he struggled, and Melrose tasered him again. Galarza went into cardiac arrest and died.
According to Galarza’s family he was a peaceful person: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2856504

MAN (18) WITH POCKETKNIFE KILLED BY TASER
In 2013 the 18-year-old Sammy Yatim (of Aramean ethnicity) was killed by being tasered 8 times by the Toronto police for refusing to put his pocket knife away.
While I agree that the use of the stun gun the first time by the police wasn’t excessive the 7 more times was without any reason. In January 2016, Officer James Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to 6 years in prison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sammy_Yatim
If it wasn’t for the video footage maybe the cop would have been pronounced not guilty: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...rial-1.3281596

TEEN TASERED INTO COMA
In 2016 policeman Timothy Runnels was sentenced to 4 years in prison for tasering the 17-year-old (white) Bryce Masters in 2014.
The cop had absolutely no right to arrest this boy as he repeatedly stressed: “I haven’t done anything, officer”. The teenager refused to leave the car as the cop tells him; he also repeatedly asks if he’s “under arrest”.
When the teenager finally gets out of the car the cop says “F*ck it” and uses his taser on Masters (4 pulls of 5 seconds each). The teen was electrocuted into coma and suffered brain damage: http://www.dailywire.com/news/6437/s...chase-stephens
The tasering doesn’t even look violent, but after that he’s thrown face-down on the sidewalk (with his hands cuffed behind his back). The video shows that Masters knows his rights (and thought this means anything). The teen also videotaped the cop with his mobile phone from inside the car: https://youtu.be/0lfJ5WSpiWA

WOMAN IN WHEELCHAIR TASERED
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office twice shocked a black 36-year-old woman in a wheelchair with a Taser because she didn’t follow orders. After she fell to the ground, and was already handcuffed she was tasered for a second time: https://www.rt.com/usa/367852-texas-...-taser-police/

MAN TASERED 3 TIMES
In Toronto a man was tasered for resisting arrest. According to the police the man had to be tasered because he kept resisting even after the cops threw him on the ground and were on top of him. After being tasered twice this man supposedly kept fighting back.
The left side of his face was smashed in including a broken bone. According to the police it’s not clear how this happened: http://www.torontosun.com/2016/10/07...ing-arrest-siu
The police was cleared by the ISU: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...as-broken.html

CUFFED MAN SMASHED AGAINST METAL DOOR
The following story describes a (black) man that is already in handcuffs that’s talking back to the cops in 2014. Later he is punished by smashing his head against a metal door resulting in a bleeding head wound.
In June 2015, the officer was cleared by a Harris County Grand Jury and was given counselling by the Houston Police Department: https://www.rt.com/usa/366915-housto...-lawsuit-head/
According to the police his head had to be smashed in because he tried to spit on him. They also claimed that Reuben Williams smashed his face against the door intentionally himself (these lies contradict each other). In the video I found also an incident is shown where a woman is slapped after she tries to hit a cop: https://youtu.be/94SN1G88kTU
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