I've made the following statement on numerous occasions and I'll repeat again here.
I don't care if the police are equipped with fricken Flamethrowers. But if the manufacturer of the flamethrowers claims that they are "perfectly safe", and also claims that any crispy-fried humans must be due to purely-coincidental 'Spontaneous Human Combustion', then that's where I would get mightily pissed off.
I trust that the parallels are perfectly clear.
It's the honesty and accuracy of the information that surrounds the weapon that's critically important. Bad information from deceptive salesmen can skew the moral equation into the realm of pure evil.
Judging by results (ahem...), the Taser Training is clearly defective.
The Aussie Libs are suggesting that additional "Taser Training" is required. [LINK]
Poor word choice.
Australia (and almost everywhere...) needs much LESS so-called training that is in any way traceable back to the deceptive stun gun salesmen. Those fork-tongued b_stards are the crux of the problem. The false claims of taser safety have led directly to the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers.
You need LESS Taser training and more 'Use Of Force' Training (ref. City of Ottawa, Canada).
You need LESS Taser training and more Verbal De-escalation training.
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