The Edmonton police force Taser instructor Const. Joe Tassone said he teaches recruits to deploy the device only when it can be justified under Section 25 of the Criminal code, which allows police officers to employ reasonable force.
Taser used to force (note, that's a verb) someone to let go (passive resistance) clearly does not meet the definition of 'reasonable force'. It also clearly meets the definition of torture (applying severe pain to coerce a certain behaviour). Reasonable force is a fricken noun.
For those that still don't get it, you are assigned a homework problem. If you can use a taser in Touch Torture mode, then why not just use the glowing end of a hot cigarette? What's the difference?
Hint: no difference except cigarette might actually be safer.
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