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  •  so true (7+ / 0-)

    When the police is called on a Vet, who may be having a flashback...Twenty cops will arrive and I know for a fact at the VA medical Center in Gainesville, a veteran was shot dead  in the parking lot waiting to be seen by a psychiatrist by a VA security person.(VA Police)

    •  don't have any stats (1+ / 0-)
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      Carol in San Antonio

      (somehow that makes me feel indecently bare) but I wonder what the ratio is for tasing nonvets vs vets?
      If you have had any sort of surgery or appliance implanted or shell fragments embedded, the last thing you need is all that electricity coursing through your body

      •  Interesting ... (2+ / 0-)
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        entlord, Carol in San Antonio

        I know at the Gainesville VA they used bullets but you sure brought up an interesting point on the taser and over use of it.  I would imagine it would be a pretty high stat and with pacemakers and all, a dangerous situation.

        •  I worry about being tased since (0+ / 0-)

          I no longer know many of the cops with many of them being transplants. Also change in the hierarchy has led to a much more testosterone oriented force. The last time I was stopped, they found an empty 9MM clip in my pocket (I had just bought it off a guy as a spare for my registered Ruger) and immediately I had a pulled gun pointed at me and calls for backup resulting in 3 more cops with drawn weapons while they searched the pickup.
          This just illustrates that I would never expect or do anything to deserve being tased but a more aggressive police makes me wonder. I have survived a couple of extreme electrical shocks in the past and did not like the experience.

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