...the Western Australia government prepares to introduce new laws giving citizens powers to stop and frisk police for tasers without having to prove grounds of suspicion in court.Ah, that's not quite accurate. Try again.
...the Western Australia government prepares to introduce new laws giving police powers to stop and frisk people for weapons without having to prove grounds of suspicion in court.
The laws would apply to known trouble spots such as the East Perth lock-up.Ah sh_t. This post has gone off the rails again...
Okay, more seriously. From [LINK]:
Law Society of WA president Hylton Quail said the misuse of Tasers by police raised serious concerns about police abuse of the proposed stop and search laws. "Incidents involving the inappropriate, reckless and possibly unlawful use of Tasers by police officers show that WA Police should not be given additional powers which will also be open to abuse. No matter what checks and balances are put in place, the fact is that these powers are excessive and a gross infringement of the civil liberties of all of us," Mr Quail said in a statement.
WA Premier Colin Barnett concedes the new laws will compromise civil liberties...
It's not just misuse of tasers.
It's the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers.
And in that order, from most-frequent to most-evil.