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Offline Steve_uk

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The death of Jordan Begley
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:39:PM »
You can watch the background to the case here (poor sound quality): https://youtu.be/Yma3sSfGSnc

..and today's decision: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/jordan-begley-taser-death-mum-14790937

Offline lookout

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Re: The death of Jordan Begley
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 09:13:AM »
A sad story of a young man whose life was completely out of control through drink and drugs. Not the first and he certainly won't be the last. What a waste of a life.

Was it "mistaken identity ?" Time will tell.

 However to use tasers on those with a background of drink and drugs can only increase their susceptibility to heart attacks particularly when their overall life-style isn't ideal. 
Tasers are dangerous and are designed to restrain by relaxing muscles--------the heart also is a muscle so will naturally be affected. Also they will affect the brain which would already be deficient or they wouldn't commit crimes if normal.

An alternative on this particular young man would have been a paraldehyde injection to keep him calm particularly where alcohol and drugs are concerned not a taser. This is where a mental health nurse could/should have been in attendance once a weapon has been retrieved.