This is a very sad case of a Mobile Mental Health patient who was stopped by law enforcement, and tased, more than once, accordingly to the attorney that has filed suit for the family. Mobile attorney, Chase Dearmanly said his investigations of the case unearthed that 25 year old Daniel Mingo was BRAIN DEAD when he arrived at the emergency room. "Mingo was tased multiple times and injured to the extent that brain swelling happened" http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/mobile_police_sued_over_tasing_and_beating/685233/Jan-29-2010_10-23-am/
This case certainly raises multiple questions, but one main one...ARE TASERS REALLY SAFE? You read about cases where the use of tasers have killed individuals. http://concernedoflinwood.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/warning-tasers-kill-warning-graphic-content/
HERE IS A MARCH 31, "2006" REPORT...where Amnesty International released a report about 70 taser related deaths from the tasers..."non-lethal weapons". http://effectmeasure.blogspot.com/2006/03/tasers-killing-more-people.html
Here's another case on Tasing... http://www.alternet.org/rights/44455/
Here's a Wikipedia listed tasing ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dzieka%C5%84ski_Taser_incident
CBS THIS MORNING... had a show on tasing... http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/earlyshow/main648859.shtml
If you think that TASING is safe, please weigh in. If you think it's UNSAFE, please let me know your reasons as well.