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Chicago police officer Darren Pedota is at the center of a lawsuit filed by a diabetic man who was Tasered 11 times over the course of a minute while suffering from a diabetic seizure.
This isn't the first time an officer has found himself in a similar situation, although in many of those cases the police appeared to be unaware of the patients condition, and mistook the involuntary movements as an act of aggression. In this case however, Pedota was one of the cops called in with the EMT. The police were asked to help the paramedics move the patient off the floor when an involuntary movement of the arm struck one of the assisting individuals.
That's when Pedota sprung into "action."


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Wow. What the fuck? Really?
How can ANYONE mistake a seizure for assault? Why did the paramedics say nothing?! SURELY they knew?!

The police are a fucking joke.
Thoughts?

Edit: Oh God, here come the puns!
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#3
Given their track record, this isn't nearly as shocking as you make it out to be. Horribad? Yes. Shocking? Only if you want to make a pun.
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#4
That's shocking.
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if you werent paying complete attention, someone smacking you could be mistaken for aggression.

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if you werent paying complete attention, someone smacking you could be mistaken for aggression.


But the police came to help move the patient, who was with paramedics. Said paramedics must have known his condition, and yet they said fuck all by the sound of things.
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#8
That story gave me the shakes.
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#11
11 times, talk about being trigger happy.
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Sounds a bit fishy to me...
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Sounds a bit fishy to me...
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Oh police, stop with the puns!
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I wish I was diabetic so I could take heroin in public and tell everyone it's insulin.

EDIT-Wait, I don't actually have to be diabetic to do that...

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Yeah ok, it's shocking but you really need to calm down sugar, don't have a fit about it!


That remark was just punishing
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#22
I guess the paramedics were too shocked to say something about it
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#23
Watt would make them think it was agression?
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#28
You yanks really do need to stop tasering everything moving.
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You yanks really do need to stop tasering everything moving.

They need to stop tasering people when they stop moving.
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F*ck da po-lice comin straight from the unda ground
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#32
once or twice, and it wouldnt be so surprising. Eleven times? now thats just overreacting.


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#33
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once or twice, and it wouldnt be so surprising. Eleven times? now thats just overreacting.

Exactly. I'd have thought once was enough to take someone down. And, there's quite a difference between strong muscular spasms and malicious aggression.
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Wow. What the fuck? Really?
How can ANYONE mistake a seizure for assault? Why did the paramedics say nothing?! SURELY they knew?!

The police are a fucking joke.
Thoughts?

Edit: Oh God, here come the puns!



****ing easily, seizures range from jittering about on the floor to full on limb flailing, and when you are being restrained by an officer or whatever, that arm flailing could hit someone, plus in the heat of the moment it can look a lot like a struggle for freedom, which cops don't like for fairly obvious reasons.

But 11 times is ****ing excessive.

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#36
*gasp* shocking (okay i had to do it)

But really, intelligence and common sense isn't a requirement to join the force...unfortunately for that person.
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Hopefully the seizuring man gave up with out too much resistance
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#39
First time a cop had to change batteries instead of reloading
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