Killing The Mentally Ill for being "non-complliant"

Killing The Mentally Ill

by digby

I'm afraid that any American with a heart condition, epilepsy or mental illness of any kind is going to have to start wearing a big sign saying "please don't tase me, it will probably kill me," so that police won't use their "alternative" to deadly force on you. (If you don't have health care or don't know if you have a heart condition, well, just drop to the ground and submit yourself to police every time you see one, just in case.)

These things are killing a lot of people. If tasers were a drug or a food additive they would have been taken off the market a long time ago with this track record.