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A bull escaped from its owner in South Jordan yesterday and, among other things, ran over an 80-year-old man. People attempted to subdue the raucous animal but were unsuccessful so police tased it. It was also shot it with a tranquilizer so that the owner could get it into a trailer. The injured man was taken to an area hospital to be checked out but his injuries were minor.

The bull did not fare so well – it died after being subdued. The question now is why did it die? Was it because of the tasering (it is unclear how many Tasers were used), the tranquilizer, a combination of the two, or something else entirely? If it was the Tasers or the Tasers were a significant contributing factor, we had all better be careful around Taser wielding police – if Tasers can kill a bull, that certainly bolsters the mounting evidence that their use on humans is dangerous and often deadly.

2 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Sam Roberts

    Now if Tasers could just rid this world of blood sucking personal injury trial lawyers that would really be something!

  2. Gravatar for Bret Hanna

    Thank you, Sam - that certainly is an insightful comment. Do you have a comment that is relevant to Tasers or the use of them? Or is your issue with personal injury lawyers in general? If so, is there an opportunity for productive dialogue?

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