In the first six months of 2010, the controversial 50,000 volt stun-gun was drawn by patrol officers on the streets of Merseyside 66 times during 63 incidents. ... Of the 66 times Tasers were drawn, they were actually fired 23 times, sending two pronged barbs into the unfortunate recipient...[LINK]
Chief Insp Kevin Wellens goes on to claim that tasers save lives. Presummably he is implying that these 66, or 23, taser incidents might have otherwise ended with the police forced to use lethal force.
So, how many citizen of Merseyside are killed by the local police during a typical six month period?
23? Really? Seriously?
You don't suppose he's mindlessly spreading Taser International deceptive marketing propaganda, do you?