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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Cop Uses Taser Gun On Man Who Refused Urine Sample

Cop Uses Taser Gun On Man Who Refused Urine Sample
Man Was Strapped To Hospital Bed

POSTED: 10:55 am EST March 9, 2005
UPDATED: 11:28 am EST March 9, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities say a police officer twice used a Taser stun device on a drug suspect who was restrained to a hospital bed because the man refused to give a urine sample to medical staff.

Orlando police said Antonio Wheeler was arrested on a drug charge and taken to an emergency room after telling officers he had consumed cocaine.

The police document said Wheeler was handcuffed to a hospital bed and then secured with leather straps after he refused to urinate in a cup. When medical staff tried to insert a catheter to get the sample, Wheeler refused.

At one point, police officer Peter Linnenkamp noted that he jumped on the bed with his knees on Wheeler's chest to restrain him. Then, when Wheeler still refused to let the catheter be inserted, Linnenkamp said he twice used his Taser gun, which sends 50,000 volts into a target.

Friday's incident has prompted an internal affairs investigation.

7 Comments:

  • jeez, if they cant make you pee in th' cup, they will just ZAP it out of you ....

    Kill NAFTA
    :-P

    By Blogger geckofile, at 2:31 PM  

  • Well, you shouldn't have anything to worry about if you haven't used drugs you know? Why is everyone so afraid of testing? You shouldn't be using drugs in the first place.

    By Anonymous James, at 4:46 PM  

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    By Anonymous James, at 4:46 PM  

  • Yes yes....test the peasants so people like you can make money through forced treatment.

    It is none of your business or the govnerments business what is in my bladder.

    Say James....how about we test GWB and see what he's been snorting, smoking or popping lately.

    Do you have a bed for him?

    By Blogger Loretta Nall, at 4:52 PM  

  • why should i not be using drugs?......i dont hurt anyone in anything i do....if you say "your hurting your family"....i dont friggin think so....i mean,the difference between me burning a doobie, and me going to jail, then having to have the wife find/pay someone to pick-up/watch the kids till shes off work, go to my court dates, get sent into a forced rehab, (that i have been to 3 times involutarily, just to avoid jail for nothing)only to get out of it all and go back to what works..... sorry but people use drugs for a reason...THEY DO WHAT WE WANT THEM TOO....
    Educate, dont incarcerate, i mean, if everyone had been told for the last 70 yrs that hemp(cannabis) could be used for fuel, fiber, food....instead of death and destrcution, and terrorism(laffable), maybe meth and other problems wouldnt be so horribly rampant now. Cannabis was used for detox......i think (seriously) if cannabis was legalized, that we would clip almost all other addictions down to nothing. only reason cannabis is ANYKIND OF GATEWAY" IS BECAUSE THAT THE DEALER IS GONNA HAVE , WHAEVER THE DRUG STORE DONT HAVE!, and some things they may have by prescription.

    Kill NAFTA, if you think terrorism is funded by marijuana and other drugs...legalize them....theat makes alot more sense, because all the cash goin to terrorist, would be going to the states instead.

    figures my hometown Republican Press would start showing BS Marijuana media (http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3044325&nav=4QcHXCu0) when we are trying to get it passed for medical here..... its for the children.......fukin BS!!!

    james....read something, do REAL research....eat 5 grams of p. cubensis, destroy your ego, and go talk to god about it....if that fails, go read http://www.jackherer.com/ and if you prove him wrong, in anything, you get 100k. sounds groovy but nobody collected yet:/

    prohibition is a job service for the govt. and police. police hould protect and serve, not sneak and beat down/destroy familes....

    sick bastards...only thought that comes to mind....

    By Blogger geckofile, at 5:49 PM  

  • James,

    Food is literally a very powerful drug that has a profound effect upon every person's mental state and physical well-being. Some argue that the food you eat every day is the most powerful drug that you will ever take. It can sustain your life or it can kill you. The wrong diet can also lead to depression, poor mental and physical performance, irrational mood swings and even violence.

    The current drug testing policy has eroded our civil rights to the point that we can reasonably expect proposals for legally coerced blood and urine testing for "unhealthy dietary choices" in the future.

    Governments, insurance companies and employers have a financial interest in keeping health care costs down so legally coerced dietary choices and testing are not that far-fetched.

    Most people can see the futility and cruelty in trying to use legal coercion to enforce healthy eating, but people like you are blind to the futility and cruelty of using legal coercion to enforce drug abstinence.

    The proper approach to the drug issue is not legal coercion. The proper approach to the drug issue in a free and literate society is education and properly placed, accurate information.

    Educated and informed adult citizens of merely average intelligence can indeed be trusted to make their own choices and they can be trusted to seek further advice from physicians and other caring professionals about what to ingest or what to avoid.

    Zen

    zen4usa@yahoo.com

    http://profiles.yahoo.com/zen4usa

    By Anonymous zen4usa, at 1:53 AM  

  • Amen these people are soooo right!
    Or are they i mean everytime i spark a joint i head right out to rob a local gas station to help feed my habit. Come on James i'm 31 and no longer smoke but i've enjoyed it in the past and ill tell you first hand:room full of guys + beer or spirits =fight.
    same room same guys + pot =good times. ease up eat a brownie,my bladder my house my rules. well until they rename the US mexico

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:00 AM  

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