WLS-TV Chicago - A police officer at (visiting?) Kankakee Junior High School was reported to have said: I'm giving out free runs for the Taser to try it out. The off-duty Kankakee police officer entered the classroom at and shouted, "Who wants a Taser?" It's reported that the officer then went around the room and Tasered at least three boys, one in the buttocks. It's also reported that this officer is friends with the teacher, and last week the same officer came to the classroom and tasered some of the students in their fingers. [LINK]
My gut instinct tells me that this idiot is a hard-core disciple of The Church of Taser. Almost certainly fully trained and certified. And better-than-even odds that he's a Certified Fully-indoctrinated Taser Master Trainer (pure speculation on my part).
"...Misuse or abuse of the Taser by any police officer is strictly prohibited by the rules and regulations of the Kankakee Police Department and is subject to discipline. ..."
All the rules in the world are inadequate when put up against a corporate program of departmental infiltration and a so-called taser "training" program that obviously is leaving the wrong impression that tasers are fun-filled toys.
This incident is clear cut evidence that the problems with tasers run very deep.
Simply printing the local Taser Use Policy with a larger font isn't going to fix it.
The whole stinking mess requires explicit corrective action.
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