Tuesday, August 11, 2009

And Another Post-Tasing Death

Once again, suspect tased, susepct died:
A man who allegedly failed to obey police commands died after officers shot him with a Taser gun in Moreno Valley, authorities said today. ...

After the man was Tasered, he was handcuffed, then began suffering from a seizure, the department said. Officers began giving the man first aid until an ambulance arrived. He was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Drugs, weapons, behavior, aggressive stances, running away, or anything else taser and police apologists want to insert between "tased" and "died" simply don't matter with respect to the sequence. "Suspect tased, suspect died" stands on its own no matter how much is thrown before, between, after, or around the clauses.

PostBlog: As ED notes in the comments, don't forget about the case when the first proposition is negated. Ask your favorite taser fanboy to point you to all the dead, almost-tased people. There should be plenty if no causality is to be found in "suspect tased, suspect died."