Background: BART suspended the use of electronic-shock weapons in April for two months after an officer reached out of his cruiser to stun a 13-year-old on a bike in Richmond. [LINK]
More Background: ...on Tuesday, BART police pursued and stunned Jason Johnson at the Berkeley BART station. Johnson tried to exit without paying the toll... The officer pursued Johnson up the stairs to Shattuck Avenue, where he ordered the man to stop. He warned Johnson he would be stunned if he did not comply. Johnson reportedly ignored the officer, who stunned Johnson in the back. ... [ibid]
No, that's not the unbelievable part.
Joel Keller *, a retired probation officer, said he supports Tasers because they are an alternative to using deadly force and can save lives.[ibid]
[* Joel Keller is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors member.]
Considering the context of recent events (BART and Tasers), this statement is crazy.
Mr. Keller - Here's yer badge...