Taser Causes Death…
…not quite as often as falling off a building. From the NY Slimes:
Brooklyn Man Dies After Police Use a Taser Gun
Don’t you just love accurate headlines? They don’t mention the city street that smashed the guy’s head anywhere in the headline. It’s like the police zapped the guy to death. Sorry, I’m babling. Back to the story:
A naked and apparently emotionally disturbed man fell to his death from a building ledge in Brooklyn on Wednesday after an officer shot him with a Taser stun gun, the police said. The police and witnesses said he had been yelling at passers-by and swinging a long light bulb tube at officers before he fell.
The New York Post has some nice photos and a video of the incident. Of course you get a healthy dose of second guessing and Monday Morning Quarterbacking. I guess people would prefer the guy be left up there all naked and crazy and screaming, or maybe they would feel better if the police pushed him off the ledge instead of tasering him. I wonder if his light bulb lit up when they tasered him. I guess the moral of the story is don’t be naked and crazy on a New York building ledge; it could be harmful to your health. How would you have handled this guy?