July 20, 2009 • 5:45 AM 1
October 7, 2008 • 6:31 AM 0
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.
October 1, 2008 • 5:55 AM 0
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’?”