Thursday, 8 August 2013

"Was police killing of 95-year-old necessary?"

Asks the Chicago Tribune. As well as "questions in headlines to which the answer is no", this could go under the heading of "wholly unnecessary US law enforcement measures".

This is what happened to a 95 year old man with a zimmer frame:

"The old man, described by a family member as "wobbly" on his feet, had refused medical attention. The paramedics were called. They brought in the Park Forest police.

First they tased him, but that didn't work. So they fired a shotgun, hitting him in the stomach with a bean-bag round. Wrana was struck with such force that he bled to death internally, according to the Cook County medical examiner.

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