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Now that is timing.........
95-year-old woman dies after being tasered in her Australian nursing home
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By Hilary Whiteman, CNN
Updated 8:31 AM EDT, Wed. May 24th, 2023
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Clare Nowland, 95, was tasered by police at her care home in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia.
Courtesy Andrew Thaler
Brisbane, AustraliaCNN —
A 95-year-old woman who was tasered by police in her Australian nursing home last week has died, police in New South Wales said today.
Clare Nowland, a great-grandmother, had been in a critical condition in hospital with serious head injuries sustained when she fell to the floor after being tasered.
On Facebook, police said, “Mrs Nowland passed away peacefully in hospital just after 7pm this evening, surrounded by family and loved ones who have requested privacy during this sad and difficult time.”
An officer who allegedly tasered Nowland has been charged with multiple offences, including recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and assault.
New South Wales (NSW) Police Commissioner, Karen Webb, announced the charges against the unidentified 33-year-old senior constable.
Last week, NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Peter Cotter told reporters that police were called to Nowland’s care home in the town of Cooma, New South Wales, at around 4:15 a.m. because of reports of a resident with a knife.
“At the time that she was tasered, she was approaching police, it is fair to say at a slow pace. She had a walking frame, but she had a knife” Cotter told reporters on Friday.
Videos of the incident were captured by two police body cameras, but the footage hasn’t been publicly released.
NSW police guidelines say that tasers should only used on elderly or disabled people in “exceptional circumstances.”
Family friend, Andrew Thaler, said before the incident that Nowland was frail and unable to stand unaided. She weighed just 6st 11lbs, she was 5' 2" tall, and was suffering from dementia.
Outpouring of support
After charges were laid, he questioned why it had taken police so long to act.
“Why has it taken so long ? Anyone else would have been charged straight away,” Thaler said.
Earlier this week, Nowland’s family released a statement asking for privacy, and thanking people for their support.
“Clare was the loving and gentle natured matriarch of the Nowland family” said the statement according to CNN affiliate 9 News.
“This is a most worrying and distressing time for our family, and we are united in our support for Clare and for each other.
“We stand together. We thank everyone here in Cooma, the wider region and, in fact, the whole country and around the world for the outpouring of support for her and her ongoing battle with dementia, which touched so many.”
Welcome back @Oldsandy . . . . it's good to see you about
It's been reported that Tina Turner has died. RIP Tina.....a true pop icon
Maybe she's not dead, she's simply depressed.
Re-done my Motörshed "Place of Spades" sign today for the lawn mower shed....
Al Pacino, I doff my cap to you sir
"A Lady asked an old street vendor: "How much do you sell your eggs for ?" The old man replied "0.50¢ an egg, madam.” The Lady responde, “I'll take 6 eggs for $2.00 or I'm leaving.” The old salesman replied, “Buy them at the price that you want, Madam. This is a good start for me because I haven't sold a single egg today and I need this to live.”
She bought her eggs at a bargain price and left with the feeling that she had won. She got into her fancy car and went to a fancy restaurant with her friend. She and her friend ordered what they wanted, ate a little and left a lot of what they had asked for. So they paid the bill, which was $150. The ladies gave $200 and told the fancy restaurant owner to keep the change as a tip.
This story might seem quite normal to the owner of the fancy restaurant, but very unfair to the egg seller. The question it raises is . . . .
Why do we always need to show that we have power when we buy from the needy, and why are we generous to those who don't even need our generosity ?
I once read somewhere that a father used to buy goods from poor people at a high price, even though he didn't need the things, and sometimes he paid more for them. His children were amazed. One day they asked him "why are you doing this, dad ?" The father replied "It's charity wrapped in dignity.”
I know that most of you will not share this post, but if you are one of the people who have taken the time to read this far, this message of attempted "humanisation" will have gone one step further in the right direction."
Thanks for reading.
. A GP surgery has been criticised for asking parents to state if their baby is trans or non-binary.
Woodgate Valley Health Centre in Birmingham claims the options are part of its form for new joiners to the surgery.
Parents are also given the choice of registering their newborn’s gender as “other” or “not stated”.
NHS England have said that the options are not part of a nationwide policy.
Good grief, what next
Final three in BGT tonight - two children and a man in his underpants.
Stopped watching that ****e years ago.
Sounds like a live stream from schofields house.
If a doctor can't tell if a baby is male or female I'd suggest they're in the wrong job
Just like to say bumped into RAW tonight.
Live music in a bloody good battle cruiser.
I'm just watching six A10 Warthogs going over my house. Haven't seen one for twenty years.
Just had a look and would say aye that was it. Never seen one before
It took my son all afternoon to erect this