Best comment of the month.
PanamaVet wrote [LINK]:
A taser is a tool which occasionally takes the life of the person shot.
A revolver is a tool. If a patrolman took a revolver, put one bullet in the chamber and spun it before pointing it at someone the situation probably would not escalate. If he pulled the trigger he would be arrested no matter the outcome.
I was a policeman before tasers were invented. We were able to deal with problems. We encountered situations where people who were ill displayed the same behavior as criminals. Actually, we were trained to look for it and respond safely.
Corporal Delahoussaye has not been trained properly on his mission, not just to serve but to protect and serve everyone. It is an honorable pursuit.
This stance reflects a deficiency in Lafayette leadership. Policies on use of force do not accurately reflect the lethality of the "tools" being used. It begs the question, where do elected leaders and their appointees truly stand on issues related to public safety?