Tuesday, January 11, 2005

This Makes Me SO MAD!!!

Officer uses pepper spray to subdue diabetic suffering from insulin shock

Citizen Staff

KEY WEST — An assistant manager of a local pizza shop who became nonresponsive after going into insulin shock was pepper sprayed by a police officer after a customer told police the man appeared to be "stoned out of his mind."

While a police official said that nonresponsiveness to an officer's commands often means danger, the man and two co-workers who witnessed all or part of the incident questioned how it was handled.... {more}

This is why we need to EDUCATE, EDUCATE, EDUCATE. There was no reason for this to happen. You would think they might offer him some juice or ASK if he was diabetic, especially if his co-workers knew that he was. But no, let's just PEPPER SPRAY THE DIABETIC GUY.

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