Online Taser POLL

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Re: Online Taser POLL

Postby CourtOfficer » Mon May 19, 2008 7:01 pm

This was some ice-head holed up in a room

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Re: Online Taser POLL

Postby Mark S » Mon May 19, 2008 7:04 pm

th wrote:
Jim Street wrote:How will people discern the difference when someone on the payroll of the police, and supposedly with a good reputation, states such garbage disguised as fact?
Mike Webster's comments on the taser have been taken a little out of context by the media. His criticism is not directed towards the device or the members who use it (he is pro-taser), but at the RCMP as an agency who, is his perception, do not give members the interpersonal crisis intervention tools they should have which results in a quicker escalation to force where it might not have been necessary had the members involved been given the type of training he thinks they should have. Thus his "embarrassment" is not with individual RCMP members who taser "confused immigrants" and "old men in hospital beds," but with the brass who through failing to provide training, have created a situation where members are forced to taser "confused immigrants" and the like.

Too bad "Police Doc Thinks Tasers are Evil" makes for better headlines ...

So then why would he single out the taser? Surely if what you say is accurate then he must also think we're shooting, OCing, etc. lots of other people because we aren't properly de-escalating situations, but he doesn't say that.
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Re: Online Taser POLL

Postby seabas » Mon May 19, 2008 8:28 pm

I don't really see his comments taken out of context either. Some of the things quoted by the media and also in this thread are pretty clear-cut as they relate to how he views the CEW as a tool. What makes it all the worse is that regardless of how he meant his comments to sound, he made those comments to national media outlets, knowing full well that those comments may be taken out of his intended context...if that was indeed the case. A person who has his level of experience should be more professional than that
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Re: Online Taser POLL

Postby Jib » Sat May 24, 2008 6:47 pm

SD_SC1 wrote:
Jib wrote:They are a fantastic tool. It's unfortunate that police forces can't share publicly the many success stories.

Why not?

Exactly what ROB said. Not to mention the potential legal issues.
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Re: Online Taser POLL

Postby Apollo » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:18 pm

Do you think police should continue to use Tasers?

Yes. They're important non-lethal tools.
(4437) 79%
No. They're dangerous and overused.
(682) 12%
Maybe. It depends what is learned at the inquiry.
(509) 9%
Total Votes: 5628

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