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post #1 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090721/...red_and_burned



SYDNEY A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday.

The man, identified by his family as 36-year-old Ronald Mitchell, was in critical condition at a Perth hospital in Western Australia state following Monday's incident in Warburton, an Aboriginal community 950 miles (1,540 kilometers) northeast of Perth.

Western Australia police said they were responding to a complaint at a house when Mitchell ran outside carrying a cigarette lighter and a large plastic bottle containing what they believe was fuel. When he refused to stop running toward them, one officer Tasered him, police said in a statement.

The man was immediately engulfed in flames. The officer threw him to the ground and smothered the blaze with his hands, the statement said. Mitchell was charged with assault to prevent arrest and possession of a sniffing substance.

An 18-year-old woman threw rocks at the officer as he tried to help, and he was later treated for a cut on his head and burns to his hands, police said.

The woman was charged with two counts of assaulting an officer, police Sgt. Graham Clifford said. Two others at the house were charged with possessing a sniffing substance.

Mitchell's sister, Morinda West, told The Australian newspaper that her brother had been sniffing gasoline and that when he ran out of the house he was carrying a lighter and an orange juice container full of gasoline.

Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said Mitchell appeared to have received third-degree burns to about ten percent of his body.

Western Australia Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan defended the officer's actions on Tuesday, calling Mitchell a known gasoline sniffer and violent offender.

"The police officers were concerned that they were going to be burnt so they deployed a Taser," O'Callaghan told reporters in Perth. "The only other choice they would have had is to use a police-issue firearm and the circumstances would almost certainly have been far more grave."

O'Callaghan also said that while Mitchell did burst into flames after the Taser was deployed, it wasn't immediately clear if the stun gun actually sparked the fire.

"There is a very strong possibility the fire was caused by the lighter in the hand of the offender," he said.

The officer who Tasered Mitchell was not suspended, Clifford said.

"Be kind and courteous to everyone you come in contact with but have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
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some people

BOOM!!! SHAKE AND BAKE
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when you think you seen or read about some of the stupid things people do there's always someone that tops it ...

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Sounds like huffin gas makes you

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wow, that guy is crazy

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mmmm Aboriginals. they are our natives, who love to sniff the gas, and drink booze.

dont worry, when it goes to court he'll get away with a wad a cash in his pocket.

they always get away with everything.

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Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!
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Yep that would be right!

We have a huge petrol sniffing problem amongst the aboriginals.

They have a completely different set of rules to the non indigenous population. I wouldn't be surprised if the cop loses his job.
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Throw another aussie on the barbie mate!
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mmmm Aboriginals. they are our natives, who love to sniff the gas, and drink booze.

dont worry, when it goes to court he'll get away with a wad a cash in his pocket.

they always get away with everything.

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yea cuz they were almost wiped off the face of the Earth

seems to be the same story for all Native People of Anyplace

Preferential treatment by the justice system due to past Injustices/Genocide, sorta like affirmative action but more broad that just employment or enrollment in an educational institution.

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