Saturday, September 22, 2007

Even More Tasers Sucking

What reason is there to taser someone seven times, with two of the tases after they've been handcuffed? From CNN:

Warren City police are investigating a September 2 incident in which the officer repeatedly used a Taser to control the woman, who police allege was wildly out of control after being forced from a bar.

According to Officer Rich Kovach's own police report, he shocked Heidi Gill, 38, seven times -- twice after she had been handcuffed.

Some people claim that tasers are an important law enforcement tool and a safe alternative to guns. At least with guns there is the pretense of police restraint. Cops seem to love using tasers, on everyone, indiscriminately. The dangerous devices allow fantasies of the wild west to be played out on the street. More on tasers sucking here, here, here, here, here, and here.

I see Pam has a post up about this too with a link to ABC's Taser Nation.