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USA – Taser Shot Sets Pittsburgh Man on Fire, Killing Him (2011-03-17)

Posted on March 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a story that has played out several times, the police are incapable of understanding that gasoline or other inflammable products are likely to catch fire with the taser discharge. “Eventually the flames were extinguished but Levi Mohney had suffered serious burns over 98 percent of his body.” A “classic” case of […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasered ‘Petrol-Sniffer’ Bursts Into Flames (2009-07-21)

Posted on July 21 2009 by admin

[[GlobalShock: The “spark” when the taser contacts a person’s body can, in specific circumstances, be extremely dangerous: an aboriginal man who had been sniffing petrol – not a rare occurrence ion this marginalized community – and was carrying gasoline burst into flames when police Tasered him “as he charged towards them brandishing a bottle of […]