Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US ~ (SAN FRANCISCO) A 911 call for help after a fall ended with a 64-year-old cancer survivor getting Tased three times by police in his California home, an action his attorney said could have killed him.
Marin County sheriff's deputies turned a Taser on Peter McFarland when he refused to go to the hospital and allegedly became belligerent.
"These are deadly weapons, and he had a heart condition," McFarland's attorney, John Scott, told "Good Morning America." " He could have easily been killed here."
An 80 year relationship ended with the death of the wife that resulted from an accident with a deputy. The driver (the husband) was deemed responsible for the death. He ended up committing suicide because of the grief. However, the Sun-Sentinel investigates who is truly at fault and why it raises some disturbing questions about the Sheriff's office investigation of the crash.
Taser deaths by police in Vermont and elsewhere clearly show that it is time for a moratorium on what the UN calls a “torture weapon.”
On the evening of June 20th in Thetford VT, Macadam Mason was just another all-but-anonymous 39-year-old artist, an alcoholic sober three years, a father of three who had epilepsy and mental health issues in the bargain. He’d had a grand mal seizure the day before and was suffering what, for him, were the typical disorienting after effects that usually lasted for days.
When her baby Angel died in her arms at 1.30am on 3 January 2011, Bei Bei Shuai was so distraught she was instantly transferred to the mental health wing of the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Grief stricken and under heavy sedation, she was unaware that within half an hour of her baby's death a detective from the city's homicide branch had arrived at the maternity ward and had begun asking questions. On 14 March last year Shuai was arrested and taken into custody in the high-security Marion County prison, where she was held for the next 435 days, charged with murdering her foetus...
Military Suicide Epidemic: More U.S. Soldiers Have Killed Themselves Than Died on Battlefield in 2012 - More U.S. soldiers have died this year by taking their own lives than on the battlefield. The Pentagon says there have been at least 154 suicides among active-duty troops in 2012, a rate of nearly one each day.
A prosecutor has decided to drop drunken driving charges against an Indianapolis police officer accused in a crash that killed a motorcyclist because the blood test that showed the officer was drunk wasn't done properly.
"(Steed) told (Jones) that she smelled alcohol in the vehicle, 'wanted to make sure it wasn’t coming from (plaintiff)' and asked plaintiff to blow into the machine," the lawsuit states. "In response, (Jones), still seated in the vehicle with the door closed, said 'I would like to speak to my lawyer before I take any tests.'”
The lawsuit claims Steed pulled out her Taser and threatened to shock Jones if he didn't exit the vehicle.