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Tasers!

By johnboy - 18 August 2006 8

The ABC reports that the AFP’s Special Response and Security team is being given taser stun guns.

Civil Liberties Australia is, again, doing a disservice to the name of Civil Liberties by objecting to the move.

I could see some (not much) merit to their position if they were talking about normal police patrols where misuse in the general public could be a concern.

But if the black pyjama brigade are involved it really is an alternative to shooting. I think most of us would rather take our chances with the stun gun.

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Tasers!
Pandy 9:42 pm 23 Aug 06

C’mon James-T-Kirk say it: Tazers on stun!

Wow. It is 40 years since Star Trek (TM) was released.

Thumper 9:37 am 21 Aug 06

I’d much rather be tazered than cop a 9mm in the chest.

Seems like a smart move to me, even though Granny Deb wants more information.

James-T-Kirk 9:34 am 21 Aug 06

Noo.

I am totally agaings Tazers – They might only hurt people instaid of simply killing them

Then, they will be confusing the courts by telling ‘their version of the events’

I rekon we should encourage the ACT police to use the victorian method.

“*bang* -wait 3 seconds- Stop, or I’ll shoot.”

Makes for shorted waits in court.

vg 5:50 pm 18 Aug 06

And the pyjama brigade aren’t Supermen, they aren’t the one’s who will be dealing with incidents on the street

vg 2:54 pm 18 Aug 06

No more risky than OC spray. The same accountability chain exists for whoever have them.

They should be standard issue for the majority of Police

VYBerlinaV8 2:28 pm 18 Aug 06

If we’re talking the black pyjama brigade then we may be at the point of shoot or be shot. If these things are a viable alternative to bullets then great, but whether they will be as effective needs to be carefully assessed. Handing them to regular cops is, I think, risky.

Special G 2:13 pm 18 Aug 06

Anything that provides an alternative/extra option to shooting someone has got to be a good thing.

Hand them out to all the cops.

If I remember correctly the tasers are nothing new and the pyjama cops have had them for a while.

S4anta 12:59 pm 18 Aug 06

I would far prefer an individual hell bent of violence lying, writhing in agony rather than stabbing folks at random, or shooting at ACT citizenry (cops incl.).

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