Thursday, August 28, 2008

Don't tase me, Broad says

Police Commissioner Howard Broad doesn't mind mentally ill people getting tased by police, but he's afraid to face the electric barbs himself. That's because the weapon is potentially lethal, and Broad's reluctance shows he knows this.

I've yet to see a convincing case that tasers would have prevented the death of Derek Wootton. Matter of fact, the introduction of tasers will make this tragic event more likely to occur again.