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Maybe Tasing Restrained, Sub-Human Scum Will Teach 'Em To Pee on Command!

What do you get when you cross a police state, an ethnic drug user asserting his constitutional and medical rights, and "attitude"?

Police Accused Of Tasering Suspect To Get Urine Sample

POSTED: 6:26 am EST March 9, 2005
UPDATED: 10:39 am EST March 11, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A police officer twice used a Taser stun device on a drug suspect who was restrained to a hospital bed because the man refused to give a urine sample to medical staff, authorities said.

Antonio Wheeler, 18, was arrested Friday on a drug charge and taken to an emergency room after telling officers he had consumed cocaine, police said.

Because Wheeler said he had used the drugs, Florida Hospital officials wanted a urine sample. A police affidavit said Wheeler wouldn't provide a sample on his own, so workers tried to catheterize him to get one.

The police document said Wheeler was handcuffed to a hospital bed and then secured with leather straps after he refused to urinate in a cup. When medical staff tried to insert a catheter to get the sample, Wheeler refused and began thrashing around, the affidavit said.

At one point, police officer Peter Linnenkamp reported, he jumped on the bed with his knees on Wheeler's chest to restrain him. When Wheeler still refused to let the catheter be inserted, Linnenkamp said he twice used his Taser, which sends 50,000 volts into a target.

"After the second shock (Wheeler) stated he would urinate and calmed down enough to be given the portable urinal," Linnenkamp wrote.
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In a Tuesday interview at the Orange County jail, Wheeler acknowledged that he aggressively resisted efforts to insert the catheter because he was scared it would hurt. He said the police officer told him the catheter would be necessary if he wouldn't or couldn't urinate on his own.

"I feel I was basically raped," Wheeler said.

Said Amnesty International USA spokesman Edward Jackson: "If this had taken place in China, it would be an egregious violation of human rights, and the public would be outraged.

"I hope that they don't allow the fact that it happened on U.S. soil deter from the fact that this may very well be a case of torture."

I was going to make some snide remarks speculating about who owns your body in Murka, or about what's good enough for Iraqis at Abu Ghraib is good enough for you, but I don't see the fucking point. Murka is just too fucked up for words. I mean, what do you expect when the nation's top spots are filled by apologists for the sociopathic architects behind death squads, torture, imperial wars of aggression, and corporate crime as the normalized tools of doctrinal policy? The future of Murka is already here and this is just a hint of what it's going to look like. Get used to it.

Good luck guys. Just do as you're told, don't ask questions, don't do drugs, go shopping, pay your bills on time, when they tell you to jump just ask how high, and watch more Fear Factor and The Apprentice and you've got nothing to worry about.

(Max Headroom? Meet the Marquis de Sade.)