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South Carolina Sherriffs taze, kill mentally ill man in jail cell


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭ wes

    I honestly have no idea how policing in America can be fixed. It is so badly broken at this point. Tragedy after tragedy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 787 ✭✭✭ hawley

    Putting a mentally ill man through the normal custodial and judicial system is inhumane. They should have handled this with far more sensitivity. Then to taze him eight times when trying to remove him from his cell is cruel. He was so vulnerable and they treated him like a rag doll. He need the protection of a more compassionate system. We need to see more of the footage.

  • Registered Users Posts: 787 ✭✭✭ hawley

    Former Charleston County Detention Deputy Lindsay Fickett, who was fired in connection to Jamal Sutherland’s death investigation, said that she prefers using a Taser over other methods of pain compliance in a 2018 deposition.

    The deposition was a part of a lawsuit filed against more than a dozen employees of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. In the lawsuit, a former inmate accused Fickett of improperly using her Taser.

    According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was mostly restrained in an emergency restraint chair. When the inmate refused to place her arm in the restraint, Fickett applied her Taser in drive-stun mode to the woman’s arm.

    This seems to show that officers were being overly liberal with their use of the taser. Five seconds seems like a long time for the taser to be activated for. He shouldn't have been put in that position. There has been big protests in the last few days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,888 ✭✭✭ lawrencesummers

    wes wrote: »
    I honestly have no idea how policing in America can be fixed. It is so badly broken at this point. Tragedy after tragedy.

    Training the military mindset out of them would be a start.

    A lot of the police force in the US have received most of their training from the military.

    In fact just actually training them would be a start.

    Some departments give recruits a badge and a gun after 10’weeks.

    There are no national standards with regards training standards. That’s badly needed.

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,440 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty

    Back on the front page for no good reason

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