US Court OKs Repeated Tasering of Pregnant Woman

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  1. friendless

    friendless Well-Known Member

  2. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    Whats wrong with cops this is so stupid. Using a taser on a woman they knew was pregnant 3 freakin times. Do police not even care about people any more?
  3. SuicideIsTheWrongOption

    SuicideIsTheWrongOption Well-Known Member

    They aren't paid to care. Only to follow certain rules.

    Apparently decency isn't one of their rules.
  4. Mikeintx

    Mikeintx Well-Known Member

    Meh. She refused to sign which meant she should be brought in. She wouldnt get out of the car. The cops went by the book and used the lowest power stun they had. Another cop was even touching the woman and was fine which shows how low of a power they used. Was it over the top? Maybe, but we weren't there and the woman was probably flipping out.
  5. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    Flipping out at a cop isn't uncommon unless she got physical they shouldnt have tased her pregnant or not. Open the door grab her take her out whats so hard about that?
  6. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Physically forcing a pregnant woman around isn't much better (or maybe worse) than tasering. She should have complied, but that doesn't justify what they did.
  7. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    I meant grab her and take her out without using excessive force. Atleast if you do it physically you control how much force you use with a taser its got 2 settings hurt like hell and fall on your face. Plus the electricity thats shocking the baby isnt good for it im sure. Im pretty sure if she cared about the baby she wouldnt fight back too hard if at all.
  8. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Unless the electrodes pierced her uterus there was no electricity through the baby. The route for electricity with a taser is NOT to ground (as with most electrocutions), it's anode to cathode and stays at the skin.
  9. Axiom

    Axiom Account Closed

    I didnt know that about the tasers :p. Though it would make her body contract or spasm which could put alot of pressure on the baby. She should have put the babies welfare first, and the cops should have tried to be more diplomatic about it. But then again im just reading this and not seeing how the events unfolded so who knows what she did or what they did in truth. What a shit situation
  10. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    I agree with that even if the electricity didnt hit the baby the pain could make muscles involuntarily contract or spasm.
  11. Krem

    Krem Well-Known Member

    Without sounding too cold, it's her own fault. The police tells you to do something, you do it. She was putting her own child at risk. What, she thought the police would think "She has a baby, she can get away with anything."? If anything, you guys should be shocked at her. The police is there to do it's job, not to be nice.
  12. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    Police are supposed to use appropriate force for situations too. Theyre trained to not be excessive or under forceful. I agree yes arrest the woman and all that she shouldnt get away with anything because shes pregnant, but at the same time tasering her didnt seem like the right option in my mind.
  13. xan

    xan Chat Buddy

    End of the day... they tortured a woman to get her to sign a confession...

    Why not just take a clear photo of the woman in the car and put it with the video of her speeding. I mean seriously, that is probably better proof than a signature, she should have signed it completely differently from any other signature and said she never signed it, pretended that the police must have forogt and forged it.
  14. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    It wasnt a confession you just have to sign speeding tickets to show you got it. Theyre supposed to tell you its not an admission of guilt or confession its just to show you got it. She thought it was one and thats why she wouldnt sign it they probably forgot to mention that ... or "forgot".
  15. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    This is just sick. Tazers are supposed to be a last resort before lethal force.

    and the people defending tazering an unborn baby........ what the hell is wrong with you? dont you realize that baby is very very fragile. Its brain and nervous system and heart are still developing. And you are defending shocking it? What if the shock causes the baby to be mentally retarded?

    Was she a threat? Were the cops really in danger?

    How hard is it to grab her arms?

    God knows the damage it could have done and may have done to the baby.

    Those cops should be fired.

    Actually they should be prosecuted for reckless endagerment or some shit.

    Hell, the baby may be damaged. We dont know.
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  16. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    The baby was delivered completely healthy on January 31st, 2005.
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