Taser Off the Hook For Two Deaths (Thanks to Steroids and PCP)

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Tasers: safer than PCP.
Scottsdale-based Taser International, the manufacturer of stun guns used by police departments all over the world, is off the hook for two Taser-related deaths because the two men who died each had PCP in their systems when they were zapped by authorities.

One of the men apparently was a steroid user, too.

Taser Vice President of Communications Steve Tuttle directed us to two news reports this afternoon pointing out that the two deaths were not the result of getting electrocuted by police, but rather pre-existing medical conditions/drug use are to blame.

In the case of an Upstate New York man, 32-year-old Chad brothers, he was zapped by police in October after going berserk at a Gold's Gym.

Brothers punched another gym member before flipping over some exercise equipment. Police were called, and had to Taser the raging muscle man.

Brothers died shortly after.

Prosecutors determined that Brothers had both steroids and PCP in his system at the time of the melee, and found a pre-exsisting condition of agitated delirium brought on by his drug use was the cause of death -- not getting zapped by police Tasers.

In another case, a Michigan man, Bradford Gibson, died while in police custody after getting zapped by officers outside a bar.

Police were called when Gibson was seen harassing people outside the watering hole. When he didn't cooperate with authorities -- and bouncers -- he was zapped by the cops. He died a few hours later at the county jail.

An autopsy later revealed that Gibson didn't die from electrocution, rather a PCP overdose.

Moral of the story: Tasers are safer than PCP.
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36 comments
Mr_z0123
Mr_z0123

Tasors are like a Darwinian device. If you are in a degenerate state due to alcohol and drug abuse, then proceed to make a public azz of yourself, you will be tasored. If you don't measure up, you will die, and good riddance.In addition to removing an azz hole from the planet, the tasor will have saved a small fortune for taxpayers in subsidized medical care that was going to be spent on recovering you from all those self inflicted addictions.

Glyph
Glyph

TASERs are safe, that's why TASER tells police officers not to shoot people in the chest anymore.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

It doesn't matter what the prosecuters determine.    It's up to the coroner's office to decide wht the cause of death was, not Taser International, manufacturer of the death stun gun responsible for countless uncalled for deaths around the world.    A guy on steroids and another on PCP does not let Taser International off the hook.   I was about to say "morally" off the hook but that would be ridiulous to bring morals and Taser together.    This story is a strawman waiting for Dorothy and Toto.

BR549
BR549

PCP  became well known as powdered or crystal Angel Dust or DOA Dust of Angels that you smoked in a joint with pot or snorted up your nose in the late 1960s when members of the Hells Angels MC in Northern California were trying to learn to cook Crank-Speed which is chemically related to PCP. so by accident when trying to cook crank or meth they cooked up DOA and it eventually became Angel Dust. so you can thank your local Hells Angels MC for spreading Angel Dust or Dust of Angels to all those long haired teenage hippie kids back in the late 1960s and all threw the 1970s when it started to fade out from the drug culture in the late 1970s and early 1980s. although there is some still to be found in small quantities out there as is LSD and Mescaline if you know where to look. mostly its a Latino Barrio gang type drug now in the Latino Barrios of Southern California Gang Culture.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

PCP bears little resemblance chemically, let alone pharmacologically to amphetamines. Accidental synthesis while trying to make methedrine is impossible.

BR549
BR549

 Read my Book A Wayward Angel by me George Wethern and my co writer Vincent Colnet. it came out in 1978. read and learn.

Rick
Rick

Hey George Wethern this ptc guy has no fucken clue man or he wouldn't be talkin shit , I read your solid book George your a god damn american legend. Hope you and Helen are livin your dream .

Old Crank Cooker
Old Crank Cooker

 He didnt say Methedrine he said Methamphetamine. they are close but not the same thing. Methamphetamine is the Bastard Child of Methedrine.

Freakin Rican
Freakin Rican

 Your 100% full of Fucking Shit! Your another ignorant uneducated desert hick.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I am not an expert on meth/pcp but I do not believe they are even close to being the same chemically;

Johnny
Johnny

 KEEF KEEF KEEF!!! Mick Jagger to KEEF RICHARDS at Altamont concert 1969.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

the gig is up to what? that I have my own opinion, and have been in many situations in life? That I disagree with a bunch of morons in AZ? you really are ignorant aren't you? Facts, don't let them get in the way of your lies.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Okay BR...The gigs up!  72 years old and a party animal...You're Keith Richards right!!!  Either that or Junior Samples BR549...  Sorry I couldn't resist the Keith Richards shot but I think Richards is 48 and looks to be 72.   I'll pickup up a copy of the book, George Welthern... just out of curiosity.

Biker Chick
Biker Chick

 Quit your sniveling whining and complaining its not very manly at all.

BR549
BR549

 READ MY BOOK......  Its called A Wayward Angel by me George Wethern and my Co Writer Vincent Colnet. it came out in 1978 .  read and learn.

BR549
BR549

 More proof that you are weak and insecure by your insane rant here. I got kids older than you. im not impressed with you at all. my kids eat guys like you for breakfast. Im 72 yrs old I been around a while longer than you. lets see if you can party the way I did for 48+ years on drugs and make it to my age.

Jim
Jim

 Your a known new times trouble maker  that likes to say and write the opposite of what others say. I noticed that about you. the gig is up.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

you can call me young, and you can assume I am some sort of rookie, but I am 33 and I have done some drugs in my time. I have avoided most of the heavy ones, but I have tried a few. Meth/PCP are the type of drugs that are physically addictive and very very very bad for your body.

And BTW I have been married once, and now am divorced AND I have not yet had any children.

As far as being behind an office desk, I am a student. I have been unemployed for a year.

I am also not really a desert hick, as I came from somewhere else "during a spat of craziness" when I moved from back east to AZ to be with my now ex wife. some of my craziness came before I moved out here, but I won't tell ya about that cause it's none of your damn business but I will clue you on a few things. I don't like guns, I don't like cops and I don't like heavy drugs.. think about that for a while you generalizing prick.

BR549
BR549

 Read up Boy you got a lot to learn. how come all you young 2011 non drug user rookies out there are so dumb? what would your type know anyway? you never did anything wild or insane in your life but work get married have kids and obey the law.  Naw man its all bullshit and its all just made up shit. is that better for all you small minded uneducated desert hicks? get out from behind your office desk and go live a little there is a big bad evil sinful world out there to see and live if you can handle it. and im sure you cant so stay home work hard be lame and boring fuck your wife and die of old age.

BR549
BR549

This was all back in the hey day of the real true bad ass HAs  who were stone cold hard as nails businesss men gangsters and ex cons from folsom and san quentin prison. they were big bad long haired bearded muscular 1%er outlaw bikers and ex convicts.way before new times writer james kings time on earth. this new arizona breed of new young clean cut short haird spoon fed HAs of today dont come anywhere even close to the old real true breed of origanial  Hells Angels MC California back in the 60s and 70s. todays HAs are mostly all show and no go or just plain fluff living on the bad ass reputation of the old guys from back in the day who paved the way for the

ICanUseGoogleToo
ICanUseGoogleToo

Wow, I didn't know that Wikipedia was posting on news articles now...

BR549
BR549

 Read my book A Wayward Angel by me George Wethern and my co writer Vincent Colnet. it came out in 1978. READ AND LEARN SINCE YOUR TO MUCH OF A PUSSY TO GO ACTUALLY LIVE IT YOURSELF.

Sleepy Jim Jim
Sleepy Jim Jim

 Its probably best for a yuppie office wimp dork like you to learn all about the sin and evil in life safely from your home or office computer on Google or Wikipedia. you couldn't handle the big time real thing anyway. you might pass out from the sight of blood.

BR549
BR549

 I dont know much about Taser INC except they are made in Scottsdale AZ and Pigs like to over use them on people often.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

then why did Taser international fail to appear in the Canadian courts. They lost their contract with the police there. Which sounds a little bit to me like they didn't want people looking into what the Canadian police who were trained in the Tasers were saying. A. that they weren't non-lethal and are in fact quite deadly, and b. that drugs WERE not in the systems of some of the people that died after being tased in Canada.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

hmm, funny, too bad cops can't "Mind their own business" and be "quite" and all.

BTW I have never been "tazed bro" back in the days when I had trouble with the police they didn't carry tasers, they hadn't been invented yet.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

fuck your god that doesn't exist. Screw being scared of death. I haven't died yet, and I am not going to until I want too. (no, THIS doesn't mean I am committing suicide, I mean I won't die til my body wants too)

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

There has yet to be a confirmed from exposure to a tazer. Nice try tho.

Bam Boo Bam
Bam Boo Bam

 learn to not do drugs and  do not fuck with cops is my advice and dont commit crimes and maybe the cops wont taze you Bro.  if you look for trouble it will find you. its best to be quite dont start trouble and always mind your own business when cops are around.

BR549
BR549

 I was beat bad by pigs many times in my life back in Oakland California the 1960s and I been close to dead from bike wrecks and to much drugs to. but it wasnt my time to die. if your so worried about death try making your peace with God.and get your salvation now before your day of death comes. be ready at anytime for when the Lord calls your name.

BR549
BR549

 It LIFE can end at anytime anyplace anywhere by anything. we dont control our death any more than we control the time we came into this life. see how it works now? our lives can end as easy as it is to blow out a candle. death is certian life is not. it ends when it ends not when we say it ends. thats not in our power to do that. go ahead and try to kill yourself, maybe it works maybe it wont. if it dont work then it was not your time to die. death comes for us when it wants.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yes, but why should our lives be ended early by out of control cops?

BR549
BR549

 life kills us all in the end. watch and see. you and me both.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

and they are supposed to be non-lethal but they kill people regularly. And in Canada they aren't allowed because in Canada they did testing and found them dangerous.

BR549
BR549

I lived it and I cooked it. thats the difference. I did the real thing back then. my story is from real life experience not Wikipedia or Google. there are more ex  cons and ex 1%er bikers out there around you than you know. the just dont live that life no more.

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