Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Anne Derrick ...concluded that Mr. Hyde, a 45-year-old musician, died because of the effect on his body of being restrained in the jail. She said that guards and police employed proportionate force, but that use of the taser, while within the accepted guidelines, worsened the situation. She urged that these weapons be applied only as a last resort on agitated people. [LINK]
Obviously tasers are a form of violence.
What's less obvious to some of the more thick-headed folks is just how violent tasers really are. They're off-the-scale with respect to pain. With each deployment there's a risk of death.
Those that treat them as a handy-dandy persuader to encourage a subject to behave are, at best, ill-informed, and at worst, evil and dangerous.
The escalation of violence is itself an evil act. Read some of the details of this case and it's perfectly clear that it was handled very badly from start to finish.