Appalling Video Shows Cowardly Cop Taser a Non-Violent 74-Year-old Man, Leading to His Death

Free Thought Project – by John Vibes

Deming, NM — 74-year-old Roger Charlet recently died in a hospital just a week after police used a taser on him during a traffic stop. On January 4th, Charlet was pulled over by police on Interstate 10 and was accused of being drunk. He was quickly ripped from his car and tased without being given any chance to comply and leave willingly. Police claim that he was “resisting arrest,” however, the video clearly shows that he was not a threat and had no chance of getting away.

Peter Simonson, Executive Director for the ACLU of New Mexico told KRQE that the video clearly shows the officer was in the wrong.  

“From all accounts, it looks like an excessive use of force to me. It looks like they didn’t give him much time to comply before they fired the electronic control device,”
Simonson said

“At the end of the day, maybe this complies with their policy, maybe this complies with federal law around the use of lethal force, but did it have to go this way?”
he added.

Charlet was immediately taken to the hospital after the attack, where he died eight days later, and his family believes that he died as a result of heart complications caused by the taser.

Simonson agrees, and pointed to a report by the ACLU of Northern California that said, “According to Dr. Zian Tseng, cardiologist at the University of California at San Francisco, if the Taser sends its energy to the heart at the wrong time, the electricity may cause ventricular fibrillation, a state in which the heart muscles spasm uncontrollably, disrupting the hearts pumping function and causing death.”

Dr. Kathy Glatter of the University of California Davis Medical School said, “If I hit the heart or create electricity in the wrong time of the (beat) cycle, it could send the whole heart into an electrical tailspin.’”

The New Mexico State Police have been silent about the incident and have not even opened up an internal investigation yet.

According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died from being shocked by police tasers. Electronic Villiage has documented another 283 taser-related deaths in the United States from 2009-2014. That means there have been at least 634 documented taser-related deaths in America since 2001.  You can view the list here.

There are 50,000 volts of electricity that shoot out of a police-issued Taser and into their target.  The American Heart Association has been vocal about the fact that tasers can cause cardiac arrest and death.

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19 thoughts on “Appalling Video Shows Cowardly Cop Taser a Non-Violent 74-Year-old Man, Leading to His Death

  1. I know exactly what I’d do if that were my father or grandfather. Hopefully the old guy is survived by some relatives with balls.

  2. What are these asshole gonna do next.
    Handcuff and pepper spray an infant?
    Yes Sergeant Dick.
    In my incident report it states.
    The baby started to kick and cry and I feared for my life.
    So I had to stop the baby from resisting.
    Plus I forgot my baby taser. Must have fallen out that day.
    So I had to use my pepper spray.
    Picking on Seniors…Babies and sexually assaulting vulnerable women.
    Yeah these are real tough guys.
    Outstanding examples of our communities.
    Psychopaths to protect and serve their kike overlords.
    I have absolutely no respect for these mthrfkrs.
    Everytime I see one in their killer clown outfits I see an immediate threat. PERIOD.

  3. “Police claim that he was “resisting arrest,”

    They have yet to deal (for the most part) with TRUE ‘resisting arrest’.

    Double-tap… now THAT’S resisting arrest!

    1. here is what they should be afraid of.. People with long ass memories

      This is but 1 situation.. think about how many people that knew this man .. and now what they think of this

      now multiply that by how many people that have been done wrong and also killed by these thugs

      yep , theres gonna come a really bad day ..someday

  4. 74 years old. Resisting arrest? Well, um, geez, don’t ya think that anyone in their “right mind” would find a better way to handle the situation instead of “jackin’ off” on the guy with a taser. You know pigs “get off” on exercising their so-called “authority” on helpless victims. I wouldn’t doubt they take the cruiser video of the day, go home, and get the hand lotion out.

  5. Very simple. If the children and grandchildren of this murdered man cannot get justice through the courts against the pseudo “police” officer that murdered him, they need to get justice themselves. Wouldn’t have even been a question 100 years ago…

    1. If this were my father or grandfather, I wouldn’t even bother trying to get justice through the ridiculously corrupt legal system. That would only be worth the attempt if the chances of prevailing were better than the chances of winning the lottery. No, I’d deal with the matter myself.

  6. What the hell can you say anymore about these cops?

    Everyday they’re getting sicker and sicker. Pregnant women, old men, people in wheelchairs, being beaten, or tazered to death.

    They’re showing a universal propensity for sadistic, psychotic behavior, and there’s really only one solution for them.

    Are you going to bring them all to court, one by one, or just accept what’s obvious, and deal with the criminal psychopaths with the only practical solution to gangs of paid thugs being unleashed upon society?

  7. Hey…. I’m trying to make jokes here.
    You people are fkng brutal!
    I’m gonna have to step it up a notch.
    Take it easy on me….
    I’m the new disabled kid on the block.
    Just picture me as Eddie Murphy in the beginning of trading places.
    You know the guy with no legs.

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