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SCOTLAND YARD is to deploy officers armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns to deal with violent demonstrators planning to disrupt this week’s G20 summit in London.
The centrepiece of the security plan will be hundreds of officers from the Metropolitan police territorial support group, who are routinely armed with speedcuffs, extended batons and CS gas spray.
The Met confirmed yesterday that they will be supported by officers equipped with Tasers on stand-by should trouble break out.
Originally posted by TheDustman
The authority police have over a populace is one they are given. I don't know what logic they are using, but I doubt the London police could handle an otherwise peaceful protest turning into a full blown riot.
Come to think of it, how long has it been since England suffered from a real riot? ( Not to knock football fans out there, but sport riots don't count )
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Killing protestors. Not a big deal for the scumbag UK police. When police start killing people for protesting, it's time for people to rise up and overthrow this rotten government.
We'll see if they deploy the shotguns with wireless tasers bullets or the massive lines of tasers who shots dozens of tasers bullets at the same time... it's meant for crowds.
Something like this: Here
Or this. With this one, it's like bullets. You can fire at will, take down hundreds of protesters... it's like shooting zombies.
[edit on 29-3-2009 by Vitchilo]
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
Give me an incident where someone was TRULY killed by a taser.