Tasers Don't Kill People - The Police Kill People

Tasers can indeed kill people, but not as certainly as guns can. That is why, as originally intended, as an alternative to the use of firearms by police, they are probably a good idea, at least in theory. The problem is that they are not being used responsibly by police. This is just the latest example of the irresponsible use of Tasers by police. Fortunately this incident did not end with a death.

How much more proof do we need that the police cannot be trusted to use Tasers responsibly.

1 comment:

Skinny Dipper said...

I'll play devils advocate for a moment.

The devil says, "Bullets should have been used on the man in the hospital, Robert Dziekanski, and Vancouver transit evaders."

I'm just trying to get across the point that if the police say that the Taser is a substitute for a gun with bullets, then why didn't the police just shoot these people with lead instead?