...The Canadian Police Association and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police held a news conference Tuesday to outline a 13-point position paper on conducted energy weapons. ...Police alluded to multiple studies that disputed Tasers’ capacity to kill but couldn’t name a single research paper they’d consulted when pressed repeatedly for specific citations... They said 150 studies have failed to find a link between tasers and deaths. However, they repeatedly refused to say which studies they had consulted before developing their Taser policy. "Do your own homework," Fantino shot back when asked to cite a single study. "There’s 150 studies worldwide."... [LINK]
"There's 150 studies worldwide" is a registered trademark of Taser International (*).
(* Not really. But it originates from them.)
These guys are spouting Taser-provided propaganda and taking it at face value. They should try some independent thinking for a change. It may require a moratorium to capture their attention and have their minds released from Taser's influence. There may be no other approach that will have the requried effect.
...acknowledged that tasers had been used too often. And they conceded that the weapon has been used in cases where suspects presented no threat. "Everybody is basically coming around to the point where they’ve agreed that there has to be some active resistance on people’s behalf," said Tom Kaye, vice-president of the association of police chiefs. "It’s got to be some kind of assaultive, combative behaviour. There’s got to be some threat to the officers or some threat to the public. . . . I’m not saying that’s always been the case." He added that the weapon may have been used to force peaceful suspects to comply — and that such use by officers was "not correct."
Yeah - no sh_t Einstein. You numbskulls have been TORTURING hundreds (thousands?) of victims for the past several years, which should get you up to 14 years in the slammer.
So when did you figure this out? Yesterday? Duh!
...the associations said Elliott’s observation that tasers can kill had been twisted out of context.
Twisted? Here are the exact words:
"The RCMP's revised [Taser] policy underscores that there are risks associated with the deployment of the device and emphasizes that those risks include the risk of death, particularly for acutely agitated individuals." [LINK]
Yeah, I can see how that might be misinterpreted.
What he meant to say was "...risk of bad breath..."
Yeah... Halitosis. That's what he was saying...
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