Tasers were introduced in Western Australia in 2007 to "prevent injury". Now they account for 65 per cent of reported 'uses of force'. The use of pepper spray, another option, decreased significantly, while the use of firearms has doubled. And Tasers are being used not to prevent injury, as intended, but to enforce compliance with police orders, especially against Aboriginals and the mentally ill. [LINK]
So tasers were introduced with all the flowers-and-butterflies promises of "reducing injury".
Then, exactly as happened in the USA, police use of firearms was INCREASED when tasers were introduced. This is a big fat clue that tasers are more often than not an escalation in violence over what would otherwise have been used.
I realize that some people are more sensitive than others, but even the most rabid pro-taser fan boy must stop and take a deep breath and admit to himself that tasers are being overused and misused and abused.
And these acts are often pure EVIL.