So ... which is better?

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    He played, He payed.
     
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    My thoughts to, but I am addressing those who claimed that tackling has less risk that tasers. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Light him up!!! Electricity is a wonderful thing!!!:lol:
     
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    People over-react to the taser thing. Yes, sometimes things go wrong and someone is seriously injured. Things go wrong with lots of stuff. Deal with it. Sometimes a guy slips and falls and breaks a leg. It's a hell of a lot less injury than shooting their ass. And more importantly, it keeps the cops from having to get into a struggle with an agitated suspect- a situation which might injure the cop. Anyone who is cooperative with the cops has very little chance of getting tased or tackled or anything. Lesson, quit being an asshole to the cops. Even if the cop is an asshole, have enough brain to deal with it after the fact and don't give them an excuse to bust your balls.
     
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    One of the related articles says he didn't know they were police. Perhaps he was retarded?
     
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    he played, he paid? wtf?

    he WAS INNOCENT, had nothing to do with anything...for christ sake????

    look at the video...he doesn't look like he is running hard from the police when the cop nabbed him? sheesh...

    the cop had a tad TOO MUCH adrenalin pumping through him...but it still was an accident...though perhaps still involuntary manslaughter.....the parents should sue...their son, was wronged.

    LiveLeak.com - Cop shoves innocent man head first into wall, puts him into coma (VIDEO)
     
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    I'll get the obvious bit out of the way first. This is a dreadful thing to happen to the man.

    The second obvious bit is that if it was unreasonable force then the deputy will be accountable.

    Now to the point. This is an instance where the proximate cause of the injury to the man (apparently) was his skull hitting a wall. The distal cause was the deputy "tackling" the man. I would think that's where any liability will be pinpointed. If the deputy was negligent in not foreseeing that his tackle would put the man's head into the wall then bad news for the deputy. However that remains to be seen.

    Is physical force "better" than an electrical discharge? I still think so. Taking an unfortunate example like this isn't really addressing the argument. With physical force you can regulate the amount you apply. If you take a flying tackle at someone then obviously that ability to regulate force is minimised, momentum and mass take over and biffo, there's a slamdown. But if you're grappling with someone then you do have more control over how much force you apply at any given time.

    I'd sooner have a cop grapple me than hit me with an ECD.
     
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    Just saw the video, thanks care.

    Hmmmm - close one.

    Okay, the cop's in shit big time.

    The bloke didn't resist. This is similar to the NYC one where the patrolman pushed the bloke off his bike.
     

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