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 Post subject: ITT: Tazers being abused by cops
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2009, 09:12 
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Tazers have been abused to all hell as of late. The problem is, cops treat them as a nonlethal weapon. They are not non lethal. They can kill someone with a heart problem. It's not supposed to be used to take down people who pose no threat, it is supposed to be used instead of using an actual gun.


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 Post subject: Re: ITT: Tazers being abused by cops
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2009, 11:24 
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Don't taze me, bro.


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 Post subject: Re: ITT: Tazers being abused by cops
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2009, 12:40 
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GREENWOOD, S.C. -- A Greenwood County man died Wednesday afternoon after he was shocked with a Taser.

Ernest Owen Ridlehuber III was subdued with Taser after deputies responded to a home on Old Laurens Road in Greenwood.

Deputies said they had no choice but to shock the man after he made threats against them.

Deputies said the man became violent and wouldn't stop fighting even after being shocked the first time. Police also said they thought he had a gun.

Family members said that Ridlehuber had been missing since Tuesday and they had searched for him overnight.

The 53-year-old father and grandfather was found at a friend's home on Old Laurens Road in Greenwood County.

"I really am just kind of numb at this point," said sister, Linda Fisher.

Ridlehuber's family had been trying to get him to a doctor so that he could get back on medication, but family members said Ridlehuber wouldn't come out and that's when they called police.

Greenwood County Coroner Steve Owings said that when deputies arrived at the house, Ridlehuber became violent with them, as well, and they shocked him with a Taser.

"He came at the officers the officers deployed the Taser -- Tasered the gentlemen -- the man still continued to fight (and) the Taser was deployed several more times," said Greenwood County Sheriff's Office Major John Murray.



When Ridlehuber was handcuffed, deputies said they noticed he wasn't breathing well. His sister was there when he died.

"We rushed over there as quickly as we could and he was unconscious and just never did wake up," Fisher said. "Right now, it's just like a nightmare and I'd like to just wake up and it not be so."

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning, but the specific cause of Ridlehuber's death has not been determined. Owings said the cause of death won't be determined until toxicology results come back. He said those results typically take two to three weeks.

Several witnesses were at the Greenwood Sheriff's Office to be questioned by the State Law Enforcement Division about the incident.

The Ridlehuber family released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying, "He was a loving son, father and grandfather. Always a friend. Always willing to lend a hand. Please pray for the family in our time of need."

Fisher said she believes the deputies were just trying to help.

"I really don't know what else they could have done," she said. "Like I said, he was a big man."

Family members also said that Ridlehuber had heart problems and diabetes.


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PostPosted: 13 Aug 2009, 15:01 
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GLENROCK, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators say police in a small Wyoming town used a Taser on a 76-year-old man driving an antique tractor in a parade after he allegedly hit a car and disobeyed orders.

Two officers were placed on paid leave and state agents are investigating, but the police chief says it doesn't appear any policies were violated.

Tim Hill of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says the tractor may have hit a car and the tractor driver allegedly disobeyed officers Saturday.


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