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Awesome YouTube footage coming to Canberra as gunsight cams come to police tasers

By johnboy - 13 June 2012 27

The ABC brings word that video cameras are going to be fitted to ACT Policing’s tasers:

The cameras will record the moments leading up to when a Taser is used, and the footage will be used by authorities as part of regular reviews.

The move is designed to silence critics of the devices by providing great accountability.

Jim Torr from the Australian Federal Police Association says it will provide protection for officers.

Now can we get them on the glocks too?


UPDATE 13/06/12 11:22 The Greens have let their pleasure be known.

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Awesome YouTube footage coming to Canberra as gunsight cams come to police tasers
Antagonist 1:46 pm 13 Jun 12

Jim Jones said :

Tasers are not compliance devices – that’s the problem. They’re a non-lethal alternative to firearms.

The camera fitting is a great, practical idea, and both the police force (via Jim Torr – great representative BTW) and civil rights groups appear to be welcoming it. Win!

Almost +1. Tasers are a LESS LETHAL alternative to firearms.

bigfeet said :

Fail to comply with a lawful police direction, then they can make you comply, Raise your fists to a copper, then they should raise a spray or tazer, raise a edged weapon then they should raise a firearm.

Are you for real? Non violent refusal to obey a coppers order … that’s a taserin. Raise your fists … that’s a taserin. Run away … that’s a taserin. RBT … blow into this taser. I guess cops don’t need training anymore. Everything can be done with a taser.

Johnny_Moe 1:45 pm 13 Jun 12

Postalgeek said :

Johnny_Moe said :

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

So you’re okay with cops using force to take people down instead of a tazer, having just complained about cops using excessive force to keep someone down?

So easy sitting in front of computer to tell someone else to get in nice and close to someone known to be violent and be gentle with them.

There is a difference between force and excessive force, i.e. I could politely wrestle someone to the ground or I wrestle them to the ground, then once I have them there I could use my knee to smash their head into the ground. I have no problem with the police doing their job, if that is how they want to make themselves feel important then good for them, but just because they have their little badge and gun doesn’t give them the right to inflict unneassary pain on another human.

2.0 said :

Johnny_Moe – you dont own a white Commodore by any chance?

Classic call, thank you for your input, were you born with such whit or is it a skill you have aquired through years of loneliness and rejection? I’m sorry I don’t drive a white commodore though, but plenty of cops do because after all most of them are uneducated bogans, which is where I’m assuming you were going with that? Just because someone doesn’t agree with police tatics doesn’t make them a bogan, it makes them a human who prefers to question than blindly follow.

KB1971 1:27 pm 13 Jun 12

2.0 said :

Johnny_Moe – you dont own a white Commodore by any chance?

I do but its too fast for the cops to catch me to tazer me……….

DrKoresh 1:20 pm 13 Jun 12

Great, bring it on! The only people who should be upset about this are the ones tazing people for s***s’n’giggles.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:49 pm 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe said :

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

You don’t see the problem when a person who is not armed and not making any threatening movements towards police is tazered? Your moral compass is way off mate.

Cops get off on hurting people and controlling them, they love it, because it’s the only way they can command respect – hiding behind their gun and badge. I’ve had many conversations with mates who are cops and I’m always left wanting to knock them out over the joy they get from such things as raiding house even if there isn’t anything to be found, just because they get to mess peoples sh*t up or using excessive force to keep someone down who aren’t particularly a threat to them, so I can only imagine the joy some would get from tazing someone.

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

One way or another, you’re going to comply with their instructions. You can do it the easy way or the hard way.

bigfeet 12:42 pm 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe said :

You don’t see the problem when a person who is not armed and not making any threatening movements towards police is tazered? Your moral compass is way off mate.

Cops get off on hurting people and controlling them, they love it, because it’s the only way they can command respect – hiding behind their gun and badge. I’ve had many conversations with mates who are cops and I’m always left wanting to knock them out over the joy they get from such things as raiding house even if there isn’t anything to be found, just because they get to mess peoples sh*t up or using excessive force to keep someone down who aren’t particularly a threat to them, so I can only imagine the joy some would get from tazing someone.

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

It’s not meant to be a fair fight. This is not a boxing match.

Fail to comply with a lawful police direction, then they can make you comply, Raise your fists to a copper, then they should raise a spray or tazer, raise a edged weapon then they should raise a firearm.

Jim Jones 12:26 pm 13 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

Tasers are not compliance devices – that’s the problem. They’re a non-lethal alternative to firearms.

The camera fitting is a great, practical idea, and both the police force (via Jim Torr – great representative BTW) and civil rights groups appear to be welcoming it. Win!

aceofspades 12:24 pm 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe said :

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

You don’t see the problem when a person who is not armed and not making any threatening movements towards police is tazered? Your moral compass is way off mate.

Cops get off on hurting people and controlling them, they love it, because it’s the only way they can command respect – hiding behind their gun and badge. I’ve had many conversations with mates who are cops and I’m always left wanting to knock them out over the joy they get from such things as raiding house even if there isn’t anything to be found, just because they get to mess peoples sh*t up or using excessive force to keep someone down who aren’t particularly a threat to them, so I can only imagine the joy some would get from tazing someone.

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

Previous posts will tell you that I am usually the first to agree with comments like this but in this case I see police non compliance from a worrying individual. I would use taser in these conditions as OH&S would dictate.

2.0 12:00 pm 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe – you dont own a white Commodore by any chance?

Dilandach 11:44 am 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe said :

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

You don’t see the problem when a person who is not armed and not making any threatening movements towards police is tazered? Your moral compass is way off mate.

Cops get off on hurting people and controlling them, they love it, because it’s the only way they can command respect – hiding behind their gun and badge. I’ve had many conversations with mates who are cops and I’m always left wanting to knock them out over the joy they get from such things as raiding house even if there isn’t anything to be found, just because they get to mess peoples sh*t up or using excessive force to keep someone down who aren’t particularly a threat to them, so I can only imagine the joy some would get from tazing someone.

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

Case in point.

Postalgeek 11:29 am 13 Jun 12

Johnny_Moe said :

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

So you’re okay with cops using force to take people down instead of a tazer, having just complained about cops using excessive force to keep someone down?

So easy sitting in front of computer to tell someone else to get in nice and close to someone known to be violent and be gentle with them.

Johnny_Moe 11:16 am 13 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

You don’t see the problem when a person who is not armed and not making any threatening movements towards police is tazered? Your moral compass is way off mate.

Cops get off on hurting people and controlling them, they love it, because it’s the only way they can command respect – hiding behind their gun and badge. I’ve had many conversations with mates who are cops and I’m always left wanting to knock them out over the joy they get from such things as raiding house even if there isn’t anything to be found, just because they get to mess peoples sh*t up or using excessive force to keep someone down who aren’t particularly a threat to them, so I can only imagine the joy some would get from tazing someone.

Cops are trained to take people down without the use of a weapon and should do so as long as the offender is unarmed themselves. Tazers are a deadly weapon and should be treated as such.

Dilandach 10:30 am 13 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

You always have those people that insist that police take a few stab wounds to the chest before even raising their voice anything more is police brutality.

Mysteryman 10:13 am 13 Jun 12

“Get down on the ground or you will be tasered (sic)” x 7

*non-compliance*

*tasing*

I don’t see the problem.

smcphill 10:06 am 13 Jun 12

That’s a whole lot of resisting and intimidating going on right there

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