Home - by BigFurHat - October 4, 2012 - 18:00 America/New_York - 12 Comments
October 4th, 2012
Not bloody likely….
Cause no, contribute yes.
Dip Shits must have gotten married in Kenya on 10.3 and posted photo in USA on 10.18. How else was yesterday their anniversary?
No, being handcuffed will not kill somebody. People have been known to choke themselves with their arms, wrists or the cuff chain, but a person sitting quietly with their hands cuffed behind their back are in no danger. That young man died of something else, perhaps respiratory distress, drug overdose or even shock. Point is, he wouldn’t have died in the back of a police car if he hadn’t warrented their attention.
They mentioned sickle cell and respiratory as contributing issues. It would be a bit of a stretch, but people in sickle cell crisis have a big drop in their hemoglobin, which is what transports oxygen. Other problem (and please don’t call me racist since this is an African-American disease) people with sickle cell suffer from horrible chronic pain and take lots of pain meds (often narcotic) that suppress their respiratory functioning, especially during a crisis. Ergo, double whammy. If he got himself all worked up and passed out, maybe.
I remember this sad case; the woman was left alone in handcuffs and they found her dead.
Feb 11, 2009 – A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at the Phoenix airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson.
Guy gets out of prison recently. Guy decides to commit armed robbery in broad daylight. Patrol car spotted by guy as he is committing crime. Guy runs away through yards and over fences. Officers catch up to guy. Guy resists officers’ attempts to subdue him. Guy arrested and put handcuffed into squad car. Guy dies from complications brought on from stress of days activities coupled with his form of sickle cell anemeia. Guy’s family sues city for negligence. End of story.
What ticks me off about this is that the police are expected to know medicine and treat offenders until help arrives. We had a kid here in town who was robbing a pizza joint when an off-duty officer came on the scene and there was a shoot-out. Kid was killed. Family is suing the police for not rendering emergency aid and preventing his death.
How the hell are cops supposed to do this unless they’re paramedics before they become officers?
October 5th, 2012
There is a such thing as positional asphyxia, where a handcuffed person can suffocate in the back of the car but it is due to them being placed face down on the seat and doesn’t typically happen if they are upright as the clearly upstanding citizen in the video was unless they are so big they are crunched up which he clearly was not and visibly moving around. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positional_asphyxia
The coroner determined in that woman’s case that she choked herself trying to twist out of the handcuff. It was not ascertained if she killed herself or just dies by accident. She was legally drunk at the time, which is why she had come to the attention of the authorities.
Moral of story-stay under the radar and stuff like this won’t happen.
Being handcuffed almost ‘done in’ that DiCaprio fella that was in the sinking boat a few years back.
[ He seemed a lot smarter back then, when someone was writing his lines for him. ]
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