This in overnight:
Subject: taser in palmerston
i was a witness to the tasering in palmerston on saturday night and i am appalled by your members comments on the story, the full story was not reported in the canberra times and it is discusting that your members feel that they have any right whatsoever to say that a person should have been shot and calling them a junkie, which in fact they are not. And that is slander. In fact the paramedics tackled the man in question and had him in a leg lock forcing his head into a gutter when they had been alerted to the fact he had recently had an operation on his knees, the police officers also tasered the man while he was in handcuffs on the ground posing no threat to anyone, the officer attempted to taser him three times, with the first hitting another officer.