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Phoenix Man Dies After Being Tasered

Discussion in 'News' started by robJ, May 5, 2005.

  1. robJ

    robJ Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 385 Likes Received: 0
    PHOENIX (AP) - A man suspected of assaulting a police officer died Tuesday after being shocked multiple times with Taser stun guns during a struggle with police, authorities said.

    The 24-year-old man had run out a back door of an apartment when officers tried to arrest him early Tuesday, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Randy Force said. A female officer caught up with the man and shocked him.

    When the suspect continued to resist, another officer shocked him with his Taser, Force said. Police did not say exactly how many times the man was zapped.

    The man, who was not immediately identified, went unconscious and was pronounced dead later at a hospital, Force said.

    The death comes amid increasing debate nationwide over police use of Tasers. According to a report released by Amnesty International in March, there were 13 Taser-related deaths in the U.S. and Canada in the first three months of this year - compared with six during the same period last year.

    In February, a county in Ohio suspended use of Tasers by police following the death of a suspect who had been shocked nine times. The Chicago City Council has also voted to look into police alternatives to Tasers in response to concerns about their safety.

    Stun guns produced by Arizona-based Taser International are used by more than 6,000 law enforcement agencies worldwide. The company has stood by studies demonstrating the safety of its weapons.

  2. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    they're starting to make tasers available to citizens now.

    * and they're testing them on pigs
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    ^ that they are. one of my bosses significant other is a high ranking officer. department rules state that every single one of them has to get tazered and pepper sprayed. supposedly...they even tape it.
  4. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    They been available. Back in 93 we all had them and we used to shock eachother fucking around. Shit's no joke.
  5. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    this story is....


    ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
    cool concept, and they look cool as shit.
    probly feels pretty tight on the nadz.
  7. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    i will totally zap your nads with one of those things.


    i gotta hand it to the cops
    always looking for new ways to improve upon their brutality.

    stun guns are so weird to me, even still they look like some sci fi shit.
    i wonder when light sabers will be issued to police.
  8. Holy shit, that gun even has the Metroid Screw Attack logo on the handle.
  9. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    Did'nt they use that shit on a 5 year old in Florida or something last year?
  10. hopeizm

    hopeizm Member

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003 Messages: 578 Likes Received: 1
    Whats next? cops with rockets?