Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lots of Death

From Modesto, CA:

An inmate at the Stanislaus County Jail in downtown Modesto died after jailers used a Taser to subdue him as he was being moved to another cell Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's officials reported Friday.

This is the third time in five months an inmate has died while in custody after law enforcement officials used Tasers to subdue the men. All three were being held at the sheriff's downtown Modesto jail when they died.

Authorities are still investigating the previous two deaths.

Add this to situations where tasers fail and ask yourself what reasonable cop would want to fire a taser.