Saturday, August 16, 2008

No less than lethal

Yet another man has been killed by what manufacturers still try to pass of as less-than lethal.
A man was seen ...

  • under the influence, knocking on people's doors, while screaming for help.

... a regular menace to sciety.

When police arrived at the scene, they told him to put his hands behind his back. Because he did not comply fast enough for the police officers tastes, they tazered him three times, killing him.
The article makes no mention of anybodies life being in danger, not the officers lives, nobody else, he wasn't trying to run, I do not see a single reason why they should have deployed a taser on him.

Once again, a man has lost his life because a tool that was supposed to be used under no corcumstances other than those meriting the use of a lethal weapon was used to obtain complience ... id est: torture.

No, you may be asking: One post I bash tasers because they're not effective, the other I bash them for killing people. My beef is with tasers, you don't know what you're getting yourslef (and somebody else) into: They may not work, they may kill somebody ... you just don't know.

Guns can fail too, but generally, if your aim is good, you'll get a pretty predictable result ... you know what to expect.

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