Queensland (Australia) Police Union acting-General President Ian Leavers is warning of a police shooting spree and resultant bloodbath if tasers are withdrawn. "A knee-jerk withdrawal of tasers will only see a marked increase in use of police firearms..." [LINK]
Go ahead - call this bluff. There's evidence to suggest that the opposite is true.
Try de-escalation techniques; such techniques are a form of non-violence. Tasers are violence and have many failure modes that leave you headed up the scale when perhaps you should have tried going down.
The Queensland Police Union, which lobbied hard in support of the introduction of Tasers, insists the electric shock devices are safe.
Safe? Perfectly safe? What are you smoking? Follow the news? What's going on here? Defective training? Sheer ignorance?
39-year-old Antonio Galeano died on the floor after being shot three times with a taser.
There's a PhD waiting for the first psychiatry student that can figure out what exactly is going on inside the brains of the police that have become so addicted to the promises made by stun-gun salesmen, even while they're totally blind to what lays sprawled lifeless on the floor at their feet.
It's a subtle form of insanity.
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