...Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said he had no concerns about any of the cases. "I would rather see the device discharged than recourse to the next step," he actually said. "And the next step is discharge of firearms." [LINK]
That's not even a good lie.
The basic BS claim here is that if tasers were not available, then the police would have been forced to shoot-to-death all the subjects in these cases.
People acting strange - BANG!
People threatening suicide - BANG!
People struggling in a cell - BANG!
This is such obvious bullocks that I don't believe I even need to formulate an explicit rebuttal.
But just look at the numbers of taser deployments and imagine if the police killed that many (additional!) Australians.