About four months ago, I posted an observation regarding the public relations (PR) antics of various police forces. The post was entitled:
Police: Man starts to chew off own head, saved by taser [LINK]
In today's news, police in North Wales tasered an 89-year-old man (yes, 89 years old) because he was about to cut off his own head (or slice his neck) with a shard of glass. Luckily, he survived the tasering. [LINK] [LINK]
One has to wonder. I suppose back the the days before tasers were invented, there would have been no other options except to shoot the old guy. [Sarcasm in case you didn't catch it.]
Yep - 89 years old.
Speculation: It seems highly likely that the police officers could have simply tossed the taser (or ANYTHING at all) towards the elderly man and then, while he was distracted, rushed in and grabbed his arm. You know, like trained police officers have been doing for the past 400 or so years.
If true in this case, then the headlines should read:
Tasers replace common sense - elderly man happens to survive
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