95-Year Old Man Tasered to Death by Police in Illinois Nursing Home

It appears that the militarized police force running rampant on the streets of America just can’t handle the threats of a 95-year old man in a nursing home armed with a cane. Although it appears the officers are attempting to justify their violent and aggressive behavior by claiming he was wielding a “12 inch knife,” I would’ve thought the police are supposed to know how to deal with such situations, particularly when their assailant is basically a centenarian. This seems to be societal blowback from the Rise of the Warrior Cop, a subject I highlighted recently. Now from UPI:

PARK FOREST, Ill., July 28 (UPI) — A 95-year-old Illinois man who allegedly confronted police officers with a knife and cane died after they shot him with a stun gun and bean bag rounds.

Yes, a cane.

Officers were called to an assisted living home in the village of Park Forest Friday after the man, identified as John Warna, allegedly became combative with employees of a private ambulance company who were attempting to transfer him to a hospital for medical treatment, The (Chicago) SouthtownStar reported.

Police said Warna was threatening the facility’s staff and paramedics with a metal cane and a shoehorn when officers arrived.

There’s that cane again.

Police said they used a stun gun on Warna and struck him with beanbag rounds after he refused to drop the items and grabbed a 12-inch butcher knife instead.

A cause of death had not been released by Saturday evening, NBC News reported.

I may not be a medical examiner, but I’m pretty sure 50,000 volts and a round of bean bags may have had something to do with it.

Full article here.

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  1. Was the Butcher knife in his room or the shoehorn in the kitchen?


    ALL it would take would be ONE beanbag direct hit to legs/torso to incapacitate a 95-yr old. Done. Absolutely effin ridiculous (not to mention EMBARRASSING to police) that the robocops had to use a stungun AND multiple beanbags. What a bunch of vaginas.

  3. “Honey, I’m home!”
    “How was work, Dear?”
    “OH! I messed up this 95 year old guy, you should’ve seen it!”
    “You’re such a badass!”
    “Yeah, I am.”

  4. Inevitable. America has become the Fourth Reich, so needs a Gestapo, under various names which include the HSA, backed by cops who want to be, and are developing into, the SS, to enforce the dominance of your power elite. I cry for you – and worry for the world.

  5. The other side of the story was the caretakers were going to take him to the hospital and he was afraid they would put tubes down his throat because of a medical problem . He just wanted to be left to die in peace at the rest home.

  6. philander van ratliff sr.

    Police are trained to Serve and Protect. Unfortunately there is no age limit to violence in which lead to the death of the 95 year old assailant. The Police used less than deadly force to limit using other Weapons which certainly could have killed or cause severe bodily harm. The Elderly subject should have had prior psychological evaluation and or treatment which may have deterred the final outcome. The Police must go home everyday to their families as well. Had the 95 year old subject stabbed the Officer or another patient or employee , the viewpoint of others would be expressed differently. A very unfortunate event where a split second decision may have been done in error by one party ; and justified by another. This may also been a case of Suicide by Cop! Think about it.

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