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Man Dies From Taser At YVR  
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

A lot happening aviation wise in the Vancouver area today, this and that plane crash on Vancouver Island.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...y/2007/10/14/bc-taser.html?ref=rss


AF340

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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

It's weird because it is not clear from the article whether he went into cardiac arrest when they Tasered him, or a few minutes afterward.

Regardless, Taser places stress upon the heart that can kill certain people with little or no warning. Persons with defective heart abnormalities are especially likely to die when they are Tasered... even if they appear to be perfectly healthy.

It is for this reason that Taser should IMO be limited to last-resort usage only... in this case, it appears they tried hard to calm him down before shocking him. This is crucial. Still, it seems more likely that the man perhaps died because of 3 deputies wrestling him to the ground. It can be very hard to breathe when being pinned down by multiple persons and this often results in death, all by itself. My neighbor for example killed an intruder this way, without meaning to kill him.


User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2032 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 1):
it appears they tried hard to calm him down before shocking him.

According to the RCMP, the 3 officers were still barely able to restrain the man after they shocked him twice. Apparently, he was pushing them around pretty good before and after the taser was used. It doesn't look like they had a choice this time around.



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5429 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 1):
Regardless, Taser places stress upon the heart that can kill certain people with little or no warning.

These are the very same people that would probably die during hand-to-hand combat.



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