It is remarkable how often the police use a taser gun on the walking dead. We continue to see autopsy reports that conclude a taser-victim died from drug use ... the inference is that they would have dropped dead within moments ... even without 50,000 volts of electricity being jolted into them.
That is the case with 40-year old Marcus Moore. Moore died on March 28, 2009, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, two days after struggling with local police during his arrest on robbery charges. During the incident, officers used a Taser gun on Moore, but the final autopsy report indicates that Moore’s cocaine use was to blame for his death. [SOURCE]
The guy is in the hospital for two days ... and his cause of death is cocaine? It must have been a ton of cocaine in his system, right?
Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said Friday that Moore had 178,968 nanograms per milliliter of cocaine metabolite in his system at the time of his death, which she indicated is an extreme amount. If Moore would have exerted himself in any way following that much cocaine use, it would likely have killed him, Fiduccia said.
“You cannot live with that kind of cocaine in your system,” Fiduccia said.NANOGRAM?!? Am I the only one that has *never* heard of cocaine or any other substance in our kitchen being measured by the NANO-level?
You already know that I think our taser policy in America is severely flawed when it results in the DEATH of 35 Americans in a year. That seems like an unacceptably large number. However, I suspect that it will take the taser death of a community leader or famous person before the rest of the nation will sit up and take notice. In the meantime, this blog will continue to monitor and report on taser-related deaths.