11 Jun '12, 7am

Dispatches From The War On Women: Pregnant And Tasered | Care2 Causes

I would like for to add a comment: I can see the value of what Laura says re the police having a very difficult job--they are the local city soldiers of whatever city or town they are of. However, as someone living in a city where the cops get a *whole* lot of criticism from civvies--and in a couple of cases have made national headlines for some brutality incidents--the cops really should be better trained at recognizing the cases (in cases where it isn't obvious that someone really is a genuine threat because of not being overtly armed with, say guns or other potentially-fatal weapons) or someone who, say, has a disorder that inspires threatening behaviour. Example: Here in Portland, OR, in 2002 or so, our cops gunned down someone named Eugene Mejia who was 'acting out' on the bus--and it turned out after the fact that Mr. Mejia had epilepsy and was having a seizure on th...

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