Friday, July 30, 2021

Lawsuit Dismissed in Case of Arlington Man Who Caught Fire During Tazing

A federal lawsuit by the family of Gabriel Olivas -- a man who died from being set on fire by tasers when he was doused in gasoline -- has now been dismissed. 

It was a case that left an Arlington family torn and prompted many to question the use of stun guns by police in certain situations. 

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit finalized this week that the officers involved were shielded by qualified immunity.


  1. A whole different meaning to getting lit up by the cops

  2. When you an get no justice in the courts.....when you can't even make criminals pinned to badges justify themselves in a courtroom then there IS NO JUSTICE. Only special privileges for protected classes. Want justice in modern America? Then you need to saddle up, sack up and go Paul Kersey on these protected people.

    1. Next time a whack-job is soaked in gasoline, call the Fire Department.
      They receive anti-fire training.
      And firefighters rarely need to Tazer anybody...

    2. So what would you have them do?
      They tried - unsuccessfully - to keep him from committing suicide. It wasn’t the cops who doused him with gas, HE DID IT HIMSELF.
      It’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation.
      Cops get away with a lot of shady shit…that’s not what I think happened here.

    3. What I have a problem understanding is why so many " attempted " suicides cops roll on to are killed by the cops.
      I mean damn how is it better to die by cop than just do yourself in


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