If this report [LINK 1] doesn't make your blood boil, then this one [LINK 2] should.
1: ...Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, said the weapon would be a valuable replacement to the use of lethal force. ...Only one-third of people stunned or threatened with Tasers by NSW police were armed at the time during a controversial 2008 trial of the weapon. ...MP Sylvia Hale, in a letter to the Minister for Police, Michael Daley, called for an inquiry into the trial and resultant cover-up...
2: The police watchdog is investigating whether riot squad officers, unhappy with a magistrate's judgment, may have fed false information to a radio station and a newspaper to discredit him. In what would be a highly improper assault on the NSW courts if proven, officers from the public order riot squad allegedly took umbrage when a Local Court magistrate, David Heilpern, found three policemen - including two riot squad officers - had possibly "tweaked" their evidence in a Taser case.
It really seems like the first thing to be tasered by tasers is the truth.
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