originally posted by: AutomateThis1
a reply to: LABTECH767
Until the cases of people dying from being tazed increase exponentially I'll be a proponent of their usage insofar as the individuals who use them are
trained to carry them.
Oh I agree, they are far less lethal than a bullet but you have to remember claims they are safe are wrong, they should never be used unless there is
no other option.
Policing has always had it's problem, police using truncheons (batons or night stick's over in the US) was a far too frequent thing and arguably they
caused far more harm than modern tasers do especially if the suspect was hit around the head and this caused many death's, gun's were also too
frequently used and arguably the Taser has SAVED many lives in that as well since officers now have a far less lethal tool at there disposal.
But you will always have officers in every police force around the entire world whom are too trigger happy, power mad and/or simply poor officers.
I am in the UK and even though our officers do not regularly carry firearm's they do have tasers, I have seen first hand police abusing there power,
using unnecessary and unwarranted force and acting as criminals in uniform though in recent years our police have improved, we still have some idiot's
though whom should never have been issued a warrant card.
We do have a safety net though, every use of a firearm OR a taser has to be justified and is automatically investigated, this makes our police far
better and FAR more professional than there US cousin's as well as the proper training they receive, regimented approach to policing and long
tradition, but we also gave the world corrupt police, Peel would not be impressed to say the least, his idea was MEN of the CITY and that city was
Back in the late 1800's to the modern day some of your police, New York, Boston etc had organized crime built into them on account of the people whom
joined the police, members of the Irish Mob etc and this also made them exceptionally racist as well, over here police corruption was mostly down to
laziness but also down to other factors.
Also the way the US police grade there police is WRONG, just simply WRONG, you do not grade an officer by how many arrests or prosecutions he
achieves but by how much the crime rate drop's, though we do have some right wing politicians and idiots here that dream of privatising our police and
doing the same as the US has with it's police, but only because they see it as a personal investment opportunity for there own private hedge
edit on 15-12-2020 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)