Miami Police Chief: Those With Heart Problems Shouldn't Break the Law To Avoid Being Tased

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Police routinely use Tasers as a (usually) non-lethal alternative to guns, but they can occasionally lead to potential lethal problems like heart attacks and cardiac arrest. People with pre-existing health problems may be more at risk.

Well, sitting before the City of Miami Commission today, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa came up with a novel solution to the problem: those with heart conditions just shouldn't break the law in the first place to avoid getting Tased.

Not sure exactly what those who have heart condition but may not know (Yay! America's health care system!) are supposed to do, though.

As part of today's agenda, commissioners are deciding whether to approve the purchase of 600 new Tasers for the police department at a price "not to exceed" $831,513.80.

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fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Hopefully Orosa received "dehumanizing stares" for saying that.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

"Yay! America's health care system!"

Its your own responsibility to go to the doctor and find out what's going on with your body and / or what condition(s) your suffer from, not the government's or your health insurance company's.

kayatz3
kayatz3

How about the cops should be better trained so tasers are not needed? They taser anything that moves, nevermind committing any crime. If they can't taser you, they will just shoot you...no matter. Or your pets will get the fatal shot. These cops are so afraid of folks, they have no business being on the force. My god, how did we survive before tasers?

Crs Diaz
Crs Diaz

This commissioner is tripping.

Mike Narganes
Mike Narganes

If I get tased it as using deadly force on me...And I am a former MPD Officer......

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

Exactly! Don't worry about the taser or gun, just don't do anything stupid, theres a lot more things to worry about then getting tased.

Jason Walters
Jason Walters

I suppose next hes going to try to tell us if we just get in the back of the police car and stay quiet we wont get beat with a billy club either.

Benny Setien
Benny Setien

is there to much crack being smoked in Over town for this guy to say that.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

if you taze me, im shooting you in the face

Kenn Mathews
Kenn Mathews

Miami cops ment to shoot me with a taser a couple years ago and missed, and hit a bystander... So even if you don't break the law, you can still get tased.

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

So if I get harassed by a cop for no reason, because yes, cops are this bored all over Miami, and I get tazed, it's my fault? Shoot me instead. At least there's a chance I can survive a bullet wound and proceed to sue the shit out of the department.

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

If you have heart problems and you think you're going to be in a situation where you might get TAZED...wear a bright ORANGE hat...that way the police will know not to use TAZERS and use their glocks instead...simple...like an AT&T commercial.

momyov3
momyov3

@Jason Walters 

Let's keep in mind that some crimes are worthy of being beat with a billy club!!!

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