SC man dies after being stunned with Taser

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GREENWOOD, S.C. - A 53-year-old South Carolina man has died after a Greenwood County sheriff's deputy shocked him with a Taser.

Multiple media outlets reported Ernest Owen Ridlehuber III of Greenwood died Wednesday afternoon.

Greenwood County Coroner Jim Coursey says an autopsy is set for Thursday in Anderson.

Sheriff Tony Davis says family members had reported Ridlehuber missing earlier in the day, and that officers accompanied family members when they found him.

Sheriff's Maj. John Murray says deputies used the Taser several times after Ridlehuber fought them.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

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onlynaugusta
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onlynaugusta 08/13/09 - 07:57 am
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Tasers need to be outlawed

Tasers need to be outlawed especially if officers aren't aware of how to use them and when not to use too much force.

CKB
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CKB 08/13/09 - 08:07 am
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Did you not read the point

Did you not read the point that this guy was FIGHTING the police? Or are you one of those people who think if anyone is to be hurt it is our officers? Shame on you!

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/13/09 - 08:09 am
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Yep you're right...they

Yep you're right...they should of used a baseball bat or a 9mm.
"used the Taser several times after Ridlehuber fought them."....so good citizen what should the officers of done? Let Ridlehuber continue to fight them?

1trugent
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1trugent 08/13/09 - 08:52 am
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Many lives have been spared

Many lives have been spared by the use of tasers. The first thing someone will say when you shoot an offender posing a threat is "Why couldn't they have used a taser or something?" My personal belief is if you fight the police, then you should have no complaint on what type of force is being used against you.

harrisjr
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harrisjr 08/13/09 - 09:10 am
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Not trying to be funny but I

Not trying to be funny but I bet those deputies were the typical overweight, big bellies type that look as if the eat more then they train. If I'm wrong then I apologize in advance.

justus4
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justus4 08/13/09 - 09:26 am
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Sounds like a white guy. This
Unpublished

Sounds like a white guy. This will become a nightmare for the officers because the police will be found guilty of excessive force. The non-minority media will go to the family and ask: How did the death effect you? or Should the police use teasers?" Then, the news reader will say, "everyone is concerned that this man died at the hand of police and who is next?" Then, the news cycle will play it morning, noon, and night with pictures of the dead man with his pet. The end result: Some officer(probably a minority) will be charged with manslaughter and mission complete....and now, "todays weather looks like rain"

NrthAugustaSam
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NrthAugustaSam 08/13/09 - 09:38 am
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If the victim is a drunk poor

If the victim is a drunk poor white or black guy this will be ruled as justified. If he's a rich white republican hyped up on cocaine or crack this will be ruled as abuse of force. That's just the way it is.

rufus
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rufus 08/13/09 - 09:46 am
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justus is a racist and Sam is

justus is a racist and Sam is drunk and poor.

justright
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justright 08/13/09 - 10:24 am
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Yeah justus....we continually

Yeah justus....we continually hear about hyped up abuse of minorities against whites......are you mentally handicapped? If so, I think it's great that they allow you access to a computer at the hospital. If not, you should really stop posting. You're embaressing yourself and your people. Either represent or be quiet.

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/13/09 - 10:29 am
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ummmm....what is

ummmm....what is "embaressing"?

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/13/09 - 10:34 am
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While you're explaining what

While you're explaining what "embaressing" means can you also explain what "Either represent or be quiet" means?

SusieQ
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SusieQ 08/13/09 - 10:38 am
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For what reason was the man

For what reason was the man missing? Had he ran off, did he have an illness that would have caused him to be missing. Not much to go on as to why he was missing. No comment until I know why?

justright
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justright 08/13/09 - 11:02 am
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please pardon my typo

please pardon my typo retired...embarassed...happy now....I often see that those who can't dispute the facts loke to point out errors in typing. I also think it's obvious what "represent or be quiet" means. If you've ever read any of justus4's postings, you'll realize that he attempts to justify any wrongdoing by or for minorities. By posting an unintelligent statement he makes himself as well as the people he tries to poorly to represent look badly. But I appreciate you pointing out my typing error. I thought the point of this forum was discussing the topics, not typing skills.

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/13/09 - 11:08 am
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"loke"... "he tries to poorly

"loke"... "he tries to poorly to represent".... Bubby it's more then typing errors......go back to third grade.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 08/13/09 - 11:21 am
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justright- Pay no attention

justright- Pay no attention to LTC, they aren't perfect either. Most of them think they are always right.

justright
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justright 08/13/09 - 11:44 am
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Same 'ol dodging the subject.

Same 'ol dodging the subject. If he had any sense he would stay on topic. By the way, I graduated in the top ten percent. Could have done better, but the thugs kept disrupting class, preventing the decent from getting their full education. Or, as you would say, "edu-ma-cation". Butt iff misspellins' boddas yuu, I's happay ta 'blige!

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/13/09 - 04:15 pm
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justright....just what

justright....just what subject was I dodging? Your rant on representing? Let me guess... you live in a trailer, chew Copenhagen, drink Old Milwaukee, drive a '78 Ford Pickup with no mirrors, your girlfriend is a horse in SC, you work...nah you don't... you collect unemployment, wear a GA Football ball cap and your top ten percent was in Votech school with class size of one. Dude, look up "loser" in the dictionary and see the picture of yourself.

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KSL 08/13/09 - 07:44 pm
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Dang, Retired, while you are

Dang, Retired, while you are criticizing others maybe you should take a long look at what you typed or shut up. "they should of used a baseball bat or a 9mm and so good citizen what should the officers of done?" You graduated in the top ten percent of what and from where? You obviously didn't have a very good English teacher and have failed to educate yourself.

pomela
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pomela 08/13/09 - 08:46 pm
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Why do you all continue to

Why do you all continue to read anything Justus4 posts especially since you know he is racist! When I see his name, I just keep on scrolling - I don't waste my time with whatever he has to say as it is never anything of value.

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