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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
07-21-2009, 01:36 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Quote:The incident took place in the West Australian remote desert community of Warburton after police approached a house where the man and others were sniffing petrol, intending to arrest them.

It is unclear how the 36-year-old man, named by local media as Ronald Marshall, was set alight, but family members told the Australian newspaper that his body burst into flames after the Taser hit him on the bridge of his nose.

He was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital by the flying doctor service where he is being treated for burns to 20 per cent of his body.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported he had suffered third degree burns to his face, arms and chest.

Morinda West, Mr Marshall's sister, told the Australian he was sniffing petrol in his mother's house at the Goldfields Aboriginal community when police banged on the door and asked him to come out.

He went to the front of the house with a lighter and a two-litre orange juice container full of petrol, she said.

"He must have put petrol on his face, then the policeman shot him with the Taser, that's when the flames happened," she said.

A police spokesman said a male police officer fired the Taser when Mr Mitchell ran at police with the petrol container and refused to stop when officers repeatedly told him to.

She said Mr Mitchell then caught alight and the police officer immediately went to his aid, smothering the flames with his arms.

She said at the same time the male officer was hit in the head with rocks thrown by an 18-year-old woman.

A police investigation into the incident is underway.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...t-by-Taser.html
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07-21-2009, 04:27 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
ffs :unsure:
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07-21-2009, 06:57 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Quote:She said at the same time the male officer was hit in the head with rocks thrown by an 18-year-old woman.

I'm trying to picture this situation in my mind right now... what a nightmare!
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07-21-2009, 07:02 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
sounds like deeside, north wales
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07-21-2009, 09:58 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Here's a video of the same thing:

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07-21-2009, 10:03 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Lol syphon filter
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07-22-2009, 03:48 AM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
This tazer thing is getting out of control around the world. God alone knows what it will be like in the UK when these things are given out like water guns.
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07-22-2009, 06:39 AM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Quote:f**KED Up!:(

lmao wtf is that game " ahhh ahhhh ahhhhh ahhhhhhh "

"Syphon Filter 2". I played it on Playstation years ago. Pretty cool game.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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07-22-2009, 02:16 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Has anyone put together the numbers on tazers vs guns.I would really like to see some numbers.It seems these things are just as fatal as guns.Heart attacks,strokes, convulsions,reduced motor function after being hit and now people on fire.Some one should take the toys away from the kids.This is just becoming sickening.
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07-22-2009, 07:03 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Taser Abuse in the United States

Quote:Since June 2001, more than 351 individuals in the United States have died after being shocked by police Tasers. Most of those individuals were not carrying a weapon. Amnesty International is concerned that Tasers are being used as tools of routine force -- rather than as an alternative to firearms.

Medical studies so far on the effects of Tasers have either been limited in scope or unduly influenced by the weapons' primary manufacturer. No study has adequately examined the impact of Tasers on potentially at-risk individuals -- people who have medical conditions, take prescription medications, are mentally ill or are under the influence of narcotics. Rigorous, independent, impartial study of their use and effects is urgently needed to determine what role Tasers may have played in the 351 deaths and to determine appropriate guidelines for future Taser use.

Given the unresolved safety concerns, Amnesty International recommends that police departments either suspend the use of Tasers and stun guns pending further safety research or limit their use to situations where officers would otherwise be justified in resorting to firearms.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/us-human-rights/...e.do?id=1021202

Still trying to find out how many people have been killed by police from guns in the same period.
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07-22-2009, 08:21 PM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
I bet NaturalMyztic is feeling this story
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07-23-2009, 04:10 AM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
Thanks TriWoo I've been think about the numbers and comparing them since I posted and I think I actually confused myself.A tazer is one shot but can give many jolts every jolt hits its target.the FBI says around 80% of gun fire are air balls for law enforcement in the US(thats scary)In my mind I was having trouble and still am on just how to compare these two weapons.So to give myself some solace I tried a different direction gave it a little thought and came up with I should not be comparing them the tazer is non lethal weapon and it's killing people.One death from a tazer is to many ,ban them.Beside the fact it's compliance through torture.

What should we compare?Just the numbers straight up?Gun or tazer draw resulting in a death? I think the new tazers have a chip that monitors how it's used but we will never get those numbers.

351 people die from a non lethal weapon talk about an oxymoron
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07-27-2009, 06:47 AM,
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Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser
This is a really disturbing story, it's obviously not common practice so this exact event probably wont reoccur but tasers are a big problem.

On a side not, Syphon Filter really brings back some memories..
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