Drunk woman blames Taser for death of child
March 19, 2011 § 4 Comments
What were the police in Houma, LA thinking when they “…Tased (Madeline Cunningham) on the neck and stomach at least three times on March 16, 2010?”
Maybe they were reacting to her drunken belligerence, “Cunningham was drunk when she allegedly kicked out a police car window and kicked a deputy in the jaw.” Or maybe they assessed the domestic violence situation that caused the police to intervene. Who knows?
There may be many reasons for Tasing the 27 yr-old woman judging from the range of charges: “domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace by intoxication, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest by force or violence and criminal damage to property over $500.” No matter what the cause, Ms. Cunningham is fighting back.
Madeline has filed suit against two law enforcement agencies stating that the “drive-stun” technique that was used on her (“applying the device directly to her skin rather than shooting the twin darts attached to wires into her body”) caused her to miscarry.
We don’t know how pregnant she was at the time of the arrest or if she knew she was pregnant or if her boyfriend (the victim of the DV charge?) was the father of the miscarriage…but we do know this: “’If you’re dealing with a combative suspect, whether she’s pregnant or not pregnant, if the suspect is fighting with you, anywhere on the body is acceptable,’ (attorny for the Sheriff’s Office Bill) Dodd said.”
And we also know that the state of Louisiana has a law defining marriage as being between a man and a woman and the voters passed an amendment to their state constitution that bans marriage rights and ANY FORM of relationship recognition for same-sex couples.
Thank gawd Louisiana has protected The Family from gays. Children have the right to be born and raised by unmarried, belligerent, drunks. Sacred institutions like marriage/child bearing should be held in high regard everywhere like they are in Houma, LA.