Monday, July 29, 2013
Chicago Area Police Open Fire (Bean Bag Bullet) On 95 Year- Old?
Chicago area police are not new to the concept of bad publicity. Who could forget the Sylvia Broadway incident? LINK So why should we be surprised when the Oak Park officers once again step in a pile of dung? It is hard to sugar coat the news when a 95 year-old at a Chicago senior living community is shot to death with a bean-bag gun for refusing medical treatment. (You can't make this stuff up. So you don't think you need medical help? Bam. Now that your shot, you sure as hell do.)
Police were called in when the 95 year-old, John Warna, refused medical help. They ended up killing Warna with a bean-bag gun. Chicago Tribune On Friday night, officers were called to the nursing home to help a private ambulance crew deal with a "combative" resident being "involuntarily" sent for medical treatment.In the officer's defense, John Warna allegedly threatened them with a metal cane and a 2-foot metal shoehorn. When the 95 year-old allegedly refused to drop these deadly weapons, police shot Warna with a Taser. When the electrical jolt allegedly failed to knock him down, the officers opened fire with a bean-bag round. Warna, who previously refused medical attention, was now in need of treatment. He was still conscious when he was taken to the hospital; however, he later died of internal bleeding due to blunt-force trauma to the abdomen, caused by the bean-bag.
Look for a law suit!