Friday, February 29, 2008

Feel The Pain

I've said it before: tasers aren't being used as gun replacements. What they are being used for is pain compliance. Resistive suspects lacking weapons are being tased. People are being tased in the back for running. Tasers are being used on people already in cuffs and shackles. A gun wouldn't be used for compliance in those situations.

Should the police be allowed to force compliance with a device that drives potentially lethal currents into humans and that causes torture level pain?

Today's examples of tasers being used for compliance:
  • A MO parent gets tased for being angry in school.
  • A 13-year old seventh-grader in AL is tased for not listening to officers while fighting with a school official.