There’s a TV advert for some new glorification of cops show where a cop is threatening to taser someone if they don’t spit something out. HOLD THE PHONE – cops can’t use tasers to compel action from a citizen, they are only supposed to use tasers on someone advancing on them with a knife, or bat or the usual scenario that always has anonymous posters here screaming “WHAT DO YOU WANT BOMBER – FOR THE COPS TO SHOOT HIM, BETTER THEY TASER HIM” blah blah, blah. Cop guidelines even point out that tasers can only be used when Police are threatened, they CAN’T be used to compel action, but I’ve always argued that is exactly what cops will use tasers for and this promo shows that. These bloody cops were given tasers because the argument has always been better the cop tasers someone advancing than shoot, but what the cops have always wanted is a way of compelling action with the threat of a taser and like a bunch of sheep we’ve given it to them. It won’t be till some precious little middle class kid gets tasered before there is a reflection on this stupid move.
Man shot up to 28 times with Taser by Australian police
Police in Australia are to review how they use Taser guns after the death of a man in Queensland who was stunned possibly as much as 28 times by one of the powerful electronic weapons. Antonio Galeano, 39, an amphetamines addict, collapsed and died 15 minutes after being stunned by a 50,000-volt Taser gun during a confrontation with police in Brandon, near Townsville in far north Queensland last Friday. Police said initially that he had been shot three times, but data recorded on the Taser gun has shown that it was triggered 28 times. It is unknown if Mr Galeano was hit by all of the electric shock bursts. Mr Galeano had gone on a naked rampage just days after being released from a psychiatric hospital. According to police, he was threatening to harm himself and officers so they tried to use capsicum spray on him