ACCEPT TASERS OR WE’LL GIVE COPS GUNS!
Police Commissioner backs away from Taser comments
Police Commissioner Mr Broad yesterday conceded that there would be pressure to arm police if Taser guns, using an electric current, were found to be unsuitable in trials, the Dominion Post reported. Mr Broad cited "strong forces" wanting police to carry guns but did not elaborate on who they were.
Hmmm, so as a member of society, I have to accept the cops using Tasers WITHOUT ANY independent police complaints authority who can prosecute Police who overstep the mark if they misuse Tasers (like they misuse pepper spray and police dogs) or ‘strong forces’ will arm the cops with guns. Hmmmm, kinda sounds like I’m being threatened to accept Tasers or I’ll face cops with guns doesn’t it folks? I don’t trust cops with the weapons they have now, why the fuck would I trust these pumped up, ill trained alpha male power freaks with guns?
Police Commissioner Broad quickly backed away from his statements once they were challenged by Radio NZ
Speaking on Radio New Zealand today, Mr Broad again declined to name who the strong forces were, and when asked if the words were appropriate conceded "probably not".
"I want to support the considered approach and warn against a reactionary approach," he said.
A ‘considered response’ Police Commissioner Broad? And what do you consider threatening to arm the Police with guns if we protest against Tasers? Is that a ‘considered response’?
Why doesn’t Police Commissioner Broad be honest with the NZ public and say this?
“Look NZ, here’s the deal – no one wants to be a cop these days ok, after the whole beating up people from the Springbok tour, we lost the respect of the Middle Classes, and becoming a cop was about as socially acceptable as beating your children in public. So we are left scrapping the bottom of the societal barrel with poorly trained inarticulate cops who aren’t physically confident and only have thug force backed up with an array of non-lethal weapons to overcompensate for their inability to diffuse situations. So unless you are willing to give us more tax money to expand our paltry 19week police training course and better overall resourcing, we are gonna need no more questions asked stun guns ok”?