Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza on Friday gave herself two weeks to decide whether to allow prosecutors to use a DNA sample taken from a Niagara Falls man after he was zapped with a Taser electronic stun gun. [LINK]
Might need two weeks to find all the required adjectives for the decision.
Detective Angela Munn of the Niagara Falls police testified that the Taser video doesn’t start recording until 1.5 seconds after the Taser is fired, and thus it was fired for four seconds, not the two seconds police estimated during the hearing. “It was only fired once that day. It was turned on three times,” Munn said.
Balkin quoted Detective James Galie as saying, “Ryan, we’re going to do this again and again until you comply.”
“That’s torture. There’s no other word for it,” Balkin said.
The real question is the following: Will there be Federal Agents in the court room to arrest the torturers?
This case is clear-cut evidence of why the official taser training, often under the control of Taser International, is considered by some to be 'defective'. In this incident, you have a serious case in serious jeopardy. And those involved are at some risk of being charged with criminal torture. Duh!
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