Liberty vs. Leviathan

Chronicling Liberty's battle against Leviathan

Taser Therapy

Obviously, we don’t know the full story here, but living with diabetes is stressful enough without having to worry about being tasered when it gets the best of you.

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Tasers for the sick

The Chronicle Herald editors find it “…appalling that Amherst police, called to assist in a medical emergency, not at a crime scene, would consider firing a weapon at the person whose health is in distress.”  In this case on someone with diabetes suffering from low blood sugar which can cause a person to act belligerently and incoherently.  In New York this past week a man with a bipolar disorder was killed after falling off a fire escape as a result of being tasered.

Both jurisdictions are reviewing their taser policies.  The Chronicle Herald already knows what the policy should be: “How about ‘don’t Taser the patients’?”

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