Martinsville Police Chief Mike Rogers perhaps misses the point.
He says that the police officer’s use of a taser, while trying to subdue a teen on Thursday (who dies very mysteriously), was within the department’s procedures. [LINK]
Yeah - but perhaps those procedures were cut-and-paste from Taser's propaganda. Perhaps those procedures are based upon an assumption that tasers carry zero risk of internal risk factors that might lead to death. Perhaps the legal system has temporarily forgotten that you take your victims as you find them, and that pre-existing medical conditions, drugs and being drunk are all common in the real world of day-to-day policing. Perhaps those procedures need to be amended to jive with the real world risk of people that did not deserve to die, are being killed while being arrested.
Think about it. Perhaps you've been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the purported safety. Follow the news?
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