November 29, 2009

Twilight Zone: Tasers and Sutphin

This blog has been following taser-related deaths over the past year. Here is an oddity that we offer for your consideration.

Sutphin is not a common name. tells us that Sutphin is the Americanized spelling of Dutch van Zutphen, a habitational name for someone from Zutphen in the province of Gelderland.

Anyhow, Sutphin has come up three times in recent taser-related stories:
  1. 19-year old Frank Cleo Sutphin was killed by taser guns in San Bernadino, CA.

  2. Marsha Sutphin was one of five Lee County deputies investigated for firing taser guns while prison inmates were in the area. Two of the deputies have been fired for lying during the investigation.

  3. 43-year old Darryl Bain was killed by taser guns in Coram, NY. The memorial service for Bain was held at David Williams Funeral Home, 108-20 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens.

I don't know the full significance of this Sutphin-Taser trilogy. I'm open to hearing your interpretation. What say u?

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