Man Fleeing Santa Ana Police Dies Aft...

Man Fleeing Santa Ana Police Dies After Being Shot by Stun Gun

There are 397 comments on the KTLA-TV Los Angeles story from Aug 9, 2006, titled Man Fleeing Santa Ana Police Dies After Being Shot by Stun Gun. In it, KTLA-TV Los Angeles reports that:

A man who ran away after being pulled over for a traffic violation died Tuesday when a Santa Ana police officer shot him with a stun gun, authorities said.

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road kill

Yorba Linda, CA

#459 Nov 19, 2007
njneere wrote:
Yes, you are an ignorant Texan, and undoubtedly a stupid cop trying to defend other stupid cops for murdering - and using under the influence as a guise. This pig of a human deserves jail time.
Wasting that one dumass, surely doesn't make up for all the lives lost due to drunken, tequila soden swines.

Since: Aug 07

Grand Haven, MI

#460 Dec 1, 2007
Right - the pigs in california are corrupt as hell.
jolly roger

United States

#461 Dec 1, 2007
njneere wrote:
Right - the pigs in california are corrupt as hell.
Making Bacon. off you greasers.
DirtyWhiteBoy

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#462 Dec 25, 2007
Life consists of choices, actions and rewards/consequences...
DirtyWhiteBoy

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#463 Dec 25, 2007
copsuk wrote:
yes we do smart one.
Tasers, powerful electrical weapons used by law enforcement agencies in, among other countries, the USA are designed to incapacitate by conducting 50,000 volts of electricity into a suspect. The pistol shaped weapons use compressed nitrogen gas to fire sharp darts up to 21 feet [7 m]. The darts can penetrate up to two inches [5 cm] of clothing. Electricity is then conducted down wires connecting the darts and the taser gun. The electrical pulses induce skeletal muscle spasms immobilising and incapacitating a suspect and causing them to fall to the ground. They may also be used, in "drive stun" mode, as a close up stun weapon. The "drive stun" is specifically designed for pain compliance.(4)
do you know how many have died?
Since June 2001, more than 150 people have died in the USA after being shocked by a taser. Of those deaths, 85 have occurred in the USA since Amnesty International released its report (in November 2004) calling for a suspension on the use and transfer of these weapons. Amnesty International raised its concerns in its previous report that the number of taser-related deaths had been rising each year. There were three deaths reported in 2001, 13 in 2002, 17 in 2003 and 48 in 2004. In 2005 there were 61 taser-related deaths, and by the mid February 2006 there have already been 10 deaths.
Given these continuing safety concerns, Amnesty International believes it is highly disturbing that tasers should continue to be used in circumstances in which the suspect is unarmed and poses no serious threat. In fact, research by Amnesty International shows that most of those who have died have been unarmed men who did not appear to pose a threat of death or serious injury when they were electro-shocked - a pattern seen in taser use across the country.
In some agencies the use of these electrical weapons is allowed if a person does not comply with an officer’s demands. Amnesty International is particularly concerned that vulnerable groups, such as children, the disabled, pregnant women and people with mental illnesses continue to be subjected to electric shocks from tasers. Amnesty International believes that taser use in these cases constitutes excessive force in violation of international standards which provide that officers should use only the minimum necessary force; in some cases Amnesty International believes the use of tasers has amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and torture.
dont do what a cop says and you die eh? if you condone such things, maybe you will be next.
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Your response only shows that you know how to cut and paste articles. You fail to mention how many of those deceased were under the influence of illegal narcotics.
samantha
#464 Dec 31, 2007
I bet someone shot her, because no one can die just by getting hit on the head. Either she got shot, or she died because of the bomblast
Aaron

United States

#465 Feb 23, 2008
The police were justified. He was stupid enough to run, this is what can happen.
BERDOO

Santa Ana, CA

#467 May 7, 2008
these pigs,will blame the victim,and wash their hands and give those cowards medals and raises and call them heroes
Copsrock

Manhattan Beach, CA

#468 Jun 15, 2008
Tasers work great!!! They help Police do their jobs.
TED

Hilo, HI

#471 Jun 30, 2008
Alley Sieh wrote:
AS I STATED IN A PREVIOUS COMMENT JAMES WAS A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE. IT WAS NOT RIGHT FOR HIM TO BE TAKEN AWAY AT THE HANDS OF THAT PIG! WHAT REALLY HURTS AND ANGERS ME THE MOST IS THAT "SANTA ANA'S FINEST" HAHAHAHA...IS TRYIN TO USE THE OLD "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" BIT TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS AND TO COVER THEIR OWN ASSES. I HOPE THAT JUSTICE IS TRULY SERVED IN THIS CASE...I DONT KNOW MAYBE THE ASSHOLE THAT DEPLOYED HIS STUN GUN SHOULD RUN FOR A MILE AT FULL SPEED AND THEN HAVE HIS OWN GUN USED ON HIM. WE'LL ALL MISS YOU SOO VERY MUCH JAMES. WE KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING OVER US THOUGH. LOVED YOUR LIFE.
sadly wishing bad on others wont bring your friend back
TERN57

Los Angeles, CA

#472 May 9, 2011
Years have gone by now james. I remember when we used to look for bullets after new years with butch. I remember I shot you with a paper from a rubberband and you cried and then Joel and Julio jumped me 4 that. We were so young. I guess I always took for granted that you would always be there. Growing up across the street from you was like a dream now. Your not forgotten and I will see you soon. DJ fearless in the mix. BIK crowd

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#473 May 9, 2011
My son-in-law is a sheriff, he told me once " If you run from the police, things will get really bad, really fast."
shana cantu

Covina, CA

#474 Jun 7, 2011
karen is that you write shana from santa ana . cause im shana cantu and i wrote none of this that i have just read. . just want to know who it is that is saying they are shana cantu , cause im shana cantu and i never wrote any of this .. but yes james was a good person and will be missed and loved everyday that goes by. but to who ever is doing all this he said she said shit . come on let him r.i.p. . from the real shana cantu ..
smart

Huntington Beach, CA

#475 Jun 14, 2011
One of the more stupid things you can do is to run when you're involved with the police..the outcome is a lot beter if you do as you're told and not try to get away from them..and if you do try and run..chances are you won't be able to escape or something worse will happen...as it did in this case..and as far as relatives are concerned..its normal to be upset ..but don't blame the polce for doing their job when faced with someone running when they should be standing there...
git u

Huntington Beach, CA

#476 Jun 20, 2011
BERDOO wrote:
these pigs,will blame the victim,and wash their hands and give those cowards medals and raises and call them heroes
Berdoo..were you born stupid or just behind the door when the brains were passed out? Its amazing that you have survived long enough to learn how to just survive among humans.
Hugh Jass

Pomona, CA

#477 Jul 16, 2011
How to avoid getting shot by a taser:

1) Don't get all badass with the cops. Ask Rodney King how well that worked out for him.

2)... really can't think of anything else. See #1, above.
juma

Monterey Park, CA

#478 Jul 17, 2011
if he runs, he's a duck, taze a duck

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