res_ident saidOutrageous. Just INSANE that POT is illegal here - and that police are so damned aggressive. Absurd. Wasteful. Disgusting.
My condolences to his family and friends - and this thing we call "justice" in the USA.
The police are doing their job and after answering call after call of people aggressive, mad, drunk, high and whatever, with or without weapons, I don't consider their actions as aggressive. He chose to resist them long before they tasered him. It's time people take responsibility for their actions. This is very sad, a young guy that did NOT need to die but I don't think you should be blaming this on the police or the use of tasers. Yes, this is our justice system. It includes people who do things illegal (whether you agree with pot being illegal or not) and then when bad things happen everyone tries to blame it on someone besides the one that caused the problem.
I'm sorry for this kids death, I feel bad for his friends and family. There's nothing to indicate that he was a bad person but he made a decision the ingest the bag and it cost him his life. The taser would not have killed him if he hadn't ingested the bag. As for the showing of this video, that's our media. If it bleeds, it leads. This is a top story for them and since we as a public don't object, it will continue.