Caught On Camera: Woman Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Traffic Stop
losangeles.cbslocal.com | November 19, 2012
‘A video taken by the California Highway Patrol may be the first time a camera has captured all of the events leading up to a cardiac arrest following the use of a TASER® electronic control device…
‘ “It’s really critically important that law officers understand that this TASER is a weapon and it can kill people,” said Magliato, who also serves as president of the American Heart Association for greater Los Angeles….
‘ “We have an article right here from Circulation which comes out of one of the most prestigious cardiovascular journals in the country, that’s put out by the American Heart Association. This article discusses eight cases, eight cases where people were TASERed went into this ventricular fibrillation rhythm, seven of which died…” ‘
The officer hit the trigger three times. Fortunately the woman was revived.
Cattle prods or electric prods (“tasers” for animals) can also kill livestock according to Livestock Trucking Guide: Livestock Management Practices that Reduce Injuries to Livestock During Transport, posted at www.animalagriculture.org, National Institute for Animal Agriculture:
“Delays in unloading after the hogs reach market are another major cause of hog deaths, especially during hot weather. Rough handling and excessive electric prod use during loading will increase dea[th]s….
“Be careful with electric prods. If a hog is prodded several times in rapid succession with an electric prod, its heart rate will keep increasing and it may have a heart attack and die. Shocking hogs will increase body temperature, open mouth breathing and blood lactate levels. If a hog lies down, DON’T keep prodding it. Some hogs have a very excitable temperament and are difficult to handle. Breeders should select calm stress resistant animals…”