Suffolk police probe Taser death of d...

Suffolk police probe Taser death of drug suspect

There are 300 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 11, 2008, titled Suffolk police probe Taser death of drug suspect. In it, Newsday reports that:

A drug suspect whom Southampton police said they had to Taser twice to attempt to stop him from swallowing a potentially lethal amount of cocaine died nine hours later at a Riverhead hospital, Suffolk police ...

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Slappy Sanchez

Milford, CT

#1 Jun 11, 2008
What a dope.
Slappy Sanchez

Milford, CT

#2 Jun 11, 2008
Oh...and good riddance. Thank you.
Huh

Deer Park, NY

#3 Jun 11, 2008
Quick....kill him before he can kill himself.
Had they let him kill himself, there would be no issues.
Was the SCPD trying to preserve life or preserve evidence?
Death Race

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 11, 2008
Oh well. No big loss. Just another one gone.

How long until people come here and tell us all how amazing this guy was?
Bob

Miami, FL

#5 Jun 11, 2008
Cocaine Kills, TASER SAVES LIVES EVERYDAY, but not today
Kokomo Joe

United States

#6 Jun 11, 2008
2 to 4 grams is nothing to this guy. The cops killed him, short and sweet. And by the by, these East End cops do more blow than the perp's do! Check it out Newsday!
Huh

Deer Park, NY

#7 Jun 11, 2008
My mistake NOT SCPD
Apologies to SCPD
Soputhampton
Attorney at Law

White Plains, NY

#8 Jun 11, 2008
What is the address where I send the
"Notice of Claim"
lake county cop

AOL

#10 Jun 11, 2008
one less scum bag in the world
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#11 Jun 11, 2008
Another druggie loser bites the dust. Good riddance to bad trash. COKE IS IT!!!
Cell mate

Bronx, NY

#12 Jun 11, 2008
Please take a minute and remember that this man has a family...

Ok now we can say we are all better off without this loser!!!!!!!!!!

Cocaine is a hell of a drug.......
PETEF

AOL

#13 Jun 11, 2008
The good news is this isn't the SCPD. The bad news is that it isn't the SCPD. SCPD and DA sure are quick to investigate cases coming out of another police department not their own.
Happy Evans

AOL

#14 Jun 11, 2008
Quick Clancy, Hurry! Shoot him, taser him, we NEED those drugs...The Chief is throwing a party on Friday night and I can't show up empty handed.
Jones Beach

Raleigh, NC

#15 Jun 11, 2008
WHAT a surprise. NO witnesses to the shooting are cooperating AND Newsday won't let us post on that article. I know if I saw someone get shot, I would give details. Wake up People.
Fool

Raleigh, NC

#16 Jun 11, 2008
Kokomo Joe wrote:
2 to 4 grams is nothing to this guy. The cops killed him, short and sweet. And by the by, these East End cops do more blow than the perp's do! Check it out Newsday!
I LOVE when FOOLS love to show how ignorant they are.
huh

Edison, NJ

#17 Jun 11, 2008
They knew he'd chewed the package into a 'plastic and white paste' but took him to booking instead of an ambulance ride to hospital????

LAWSUIT TIME!
DAVE

Miami, FL

#18 Jun 11, 2008
So whats the big deal? Just another piece of garbage off the street.
Electriceel

Mineola, NY

#19 Jun 11, 2008
I am really "Shocked" by this story!

Since: Dec 06

massapequa, long island

#20 Jun 11, 2008
23 lawsuits against taser have been dismissed. all of which found the perp's death was caused by the drugs and not the taser.
taser and the police depts have won all the suits against them to date. 100% of all lawsuits that resulted in deaths.
taser are safe. tasers should be used by the police depts.
i don't know about any of you. but if given a choice between a harmless shock or lead poisoning, i'll take the shock over a bullet any day.
this idiot in the article would have either died of an overdose or was stopped by the cops. it's his fault he already had a good amount of cocaine in his system.
jonathan

United States

#21 Jun 11, 2008
What a shame that we are losing so many fine and upstanding members of our community.

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