This story is very interesting.
A Massachusetts State Trooper was getting tasered as part of the mindless tasers-R-safe propaganda campaign. His previously-injured leg (yes, he advised them) gets broken, perhaps due to the force of the uncontrolled muscle contractions caused by the one-size-shock-fits-all taser. He has launched a lawsuit against Taser. [LINK]
Here is where it gets funny...
State police spokesman David Procopio says that they've made a “final decision” to not use tasers after Foley’s reinjury. “It’s not a weapon we needed to add to our arsenal,” Procopio said. “The decision is not going to be changed.”
Taser is facing about 40 lawsuits, six (*) of them involving training (propaganda) injuries, as of Sept. 30, according to the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company’s most recent quarterly financial report. [LINK]
(*they've settled many more similar lawsuits brought by injured trainees...)
So basically, the Massachusetts State Police have apparently decided that they don't need no stinking tasers.
Perhaps other police forces can sit in a quiet place and ask themselves why they think that they really need tasers. Did this idea come from someone? Who? Was it propaganda?
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