As we approach the sad 2nd anniversary of the death (killing) of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver airport, there is the expected announcement on the heels of (...the recent media attention of...) the new taser targeting guidelines.
The RCMP has announced that they will also avoid targeting subjects in the chest. [LINK]
And presumably they'll also avoid the medically-rational left arm, and the legal-symmetry right arm.
UPDATE: See also the Globe and Mail [LINK].
Staff Sergeant Scott Warren, chairman of the RCMP's officer safety committee. “I think we were all surprised that quite suddenly, [Taser International] had changed their opinion on the taser.”
NDP MP Don Davies said, “Up until now, Taser International has consistently taken the position that their weapons were completely safe. This seems to me to be a clear admission that this is not the case.”
Just in case Taser International tries to twist the plain and obvious truth, they clearly stated that the new tasertargeting guidelines will have the effect of "...increasing safety margins..."
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