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Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - Ognir - 10-31-2006 11:20 PM
A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a St. Louis hospital, authorities said.
In a statement obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, police in Jerseyville, about 40 miles north of St. Louis, said 17-year-old Roger Holyfield would not acknowledge officers who approached him and he continued yelling, "I want Jesus."
Police tried to calm the teen, but Holyfield became combative, according to the statement. Officers fired the stun gun at him after he ignored their warnings, then fired again when he continued struggling, police said.
Holyfield was flown to St. Louis' Cardinal Glennon Hospital after the confrontation Saturday; he died there Sunday, police said.
An autopsy was planned for Tuesday.
The statement expressed sympathy to Holyfield's family but said city and police officials would not discuss the matter further.
Calls Tuesday to Jerseyville Police Chief Brad Blackorby were not immediately returned. The department has been using stun guns for about five months, according to the statement.
In a report released in March, international human rights group Amnesty International said it had logged at least 156 deaths across the country in the previous five years related to police stun guns.
The rise in deaths accompanies a marked increase in the number of U.S. law enforcement agencies employing devices made by Taser International Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz. About 1,000 of the nation's 18,000 police agencies used Tasers in 2001; more than 7,000 departments had them last year, according to a government study.
Police had used Tasers more than 70,000 times as of last year, Congress' Government Accountability Office said.
Amnesty International has urged police departments to suspend the use of Tasers pending more study. Taser International said the group's count was flawed and falsely linked deaths to Taser use when there has been no such official conclusion.
The city of St. Louis also drew unwanted attention for crime this week when it was named the most dangerous U.S. city by Morgan Quitno Press. The ranking looked only at crime within St. Louis city limits, not its metro area.
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - psilocybin - 10-31-2006 11:24 PM
F'n pigs, they exploit any chance to use force.
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - SerialExpLain - 10-31-2006 11:44 PM
So the kid is in heaven, isn't the jealousy where the violence comes from? Last attacks of the dammed souls.
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - tsoldrin - 11-01-2006 01:45 AM
Can't some of the free energy buffs on here get together and design a protective suit that will send a jolt back up the wires of these tasers and cause the battery to explode in the pigs hands?
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - Enemy - 11-01-2006 02:22 AM
Sure, but such a device would not require the energy from the tazer. Like Tesla, one could tap the energy of the Ionosphere, a plasma reactor, and channel it into a beam of energy, immoliating the intended target.
This shows the police are indiscriminate, stupid killers. What do you think are the odds that the bible will be replaced with Qu'Ran when this news story makes (if it ever does) the mainstream media?
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - Conspiracy Dave - 11-01-2006 03:23 AM
Well...I guess he got what he wanted, in a sick ironic way.
Seriously though this is horrible, this makes me angry, This makes me want to go out there and taser ever officer who decides to carry one.
Infact they should make it manditory for each officer to be tasered by their own weapon before they are allowed to carry it so they know what the fuck it feels like.
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - ozlo - 11-01-2006 03:54 AM
Quote:Infact they should make it manditory for each officer to be tasered by their own weapon before they are allowed to carry it so they know what the fuck it feels like.
Some of the police training programs do include them practicing by tasering each other first to see how it feels. But since a lot are mindless goons they get off on that kind of thing and enjoy it.
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - tsoldrin - 11-01-2006 04:01 AM
I think a lot of cops do go through a tasering ... I remember a while back seeing a huge thread on it on totse.com, but I can't find it or the awesome videos now...:( But really that's bullshit, they're being tasered by their friends and they know it's coming.
I wonder if you'd have a case for self defense if you killed a cop while being tasered?
Anyway... tons of vids: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_quer...p;search=Search
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - alexclaton - 11-01-2006 01:21 PM
police will taser anything that doesnt lie down within 5 seconds...
if i ever get tazered again ill tear off the tazer grab it from the cop and tazer his fuckin eye balls.. and other balls:angry:
Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible - GutSmoke - 11-28-2006 11:06 PM
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine had her brother tasered to death by the cops. This is a serious problem in America. We have the highest prison population of the free world. Pigs and screws are not your friends. I don't care if you're a biblethumper or a nekkid wiccan, the authorities have no right to treat you like that. It's barbaric. You christians need to realize you're not the only ones targeted by this. All power corrupts, and police are by their nature corrupt assholes.