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05/20/2010 07:27 PM ID: 84175 Permalink   

Taser Breaks Sheriff´s Arm During Training Session

 

A sheriff´s deputy in Billings, MT, suffered a broken arm and dislocated shoulder, among other injuries, during a Taser training session.

According to doctors, "muscles convulsing the bones" caused the injuries.

This is the first incident like this. Taser International is aware of it, according to spokesman Steve Tuttle.

 
  Source: missoulian.com  
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  This is the first incident that Taser Internationa  
 
is aware of regarding someone breaking an arm. Up to this time, they were only aware of the hundreds of people who have died from being tasered.
 
  by: John E Angel     05/20/2010 09:16 PM     
  good  
 
Now maybe that one of their own was hurt, they´ll think twice about using them in the future.
 
  by: PeddlerOfFlesh   05/20/2010 09:54 PM     
  Ah-ha  
 
but it didn´t kill him, which proves these things are non-lethal.
 
  by: barryman9001   05/20/2010 10:28 PM     
  @barryman...  
 
because they were in a training session...aiming carefully and releasing immediately. both of which would not be done in an actual altercation.
 
  by: mexicanrevolution   05/21/2010 12:26 AM     
  @barry  
 
your a funny guy...funny guy you...haha

but seriously...im just saying...purely because of the fact that these things have killed people should surely be cause for a re-classification of "non-lethal" to "possibly lethal" perhaps? or "lethal if you have a pacemaker"?
 
  by: sirez   05/21/2010 01:21 AM     
  Absolutely...  
 
guns can be lethal or non lethal.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   05/21/2010 02:45 AM     
  Taser or Gun it depends on who´s holding it  
 
Taser or Gun it depends on who´s holding it
Taser can disable some one permanently when used in appropriatly or used intensionaly to hurt some one
The Same is for Guns in my openinon

it all depends on whos holding and his experience and his nature..
 
  by: sasikumar   05/21/2010 03:06 AM     
  I went hunting with a taser the other day  
 
came home hungry.
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   05/21/2010 03:49 AM     
  serves them right  
 
unfortunately this SOB only broke an arm it would have been better if he died than maybe just maybe (extremely doubtful) the police would reconsider using these weapons of cruelty.
 
  by: Devil Duck     05/21/2010 05:28 AM     
  @Devil Duck  
 
So you would rather they just use their gun?
 
  by: bala_mt   05/21/2010 03:55 PM     
  @bala_mt  
 
I would rather they don´t resort to excessive violence against innocent non-violent civilians for nothing other then "Pain Compliance"
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     05/21/2010 06:17 PM     
  @Tetsuru Uzuki  
 
I agree with you. They need to change what situations officers are allowed to deploy a tazer. Though it´s been a while since I saw an officer carrying a baton lately and they used to use those all the time.
 
  by: bala_mt   05/21/2010 06:46 PM     
  @mexicanrevolution, @sirez  
 
@mexicanrevolution
C´mon. You had to know I was joking.

I wonder if they could carefully aim a Taser with intent to break someone´s arm? Now that would be cool!

@sirez
Or maybe they could re-classify it to "non-Lethal??" And have to really enunciate the question mark every time they refer to it.
 
  by: barryman9001   05/21/2010 07:24 PM     
  I agree...  
 
The Taser should only be used as a training tool and LEOs should go back to shooting criminals with large caliber bullets when they get unruly.
 
  by: monstrddg   05/22/2010 02:45 AM     
  @bala_mt  
 
"They need to change what situations officers are allowed to deploy a tazer."

It was my impression they exist to replace hand guns. Meaning every time someone gets tased, if that cop didn´t have a taser, that victim would´ve been shot with a gun. Somehow that doesn´t sound realistic.

My point being, they can set the regulations for taser use to be the most extreme, but lazy cops will still use it instead of getting their hands dirty any chance they get(as we currently see).

The only viable option is to take them out of the hands of law enforcement all together.

Go back to billy clubs and bullets.
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   05/22/2010 03:11 AM     
  @Devil Duck  
 
Actually, I was kind of hoping that all the things you mentioned would happen to you right now.

I know more about you than you know about this deputy so I guess that I better able to make this decision.
 
  by: jstern   05/22/2010 05:56 AM     
 
 
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