THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS
TASED TO DEATH
Once again a police department is faced with the situation of
a police officer killing a citizen instead of protecting its citizens. There
is no question that circumstances arise where the police must take
individuals into custody. The use of tasers while seen as a peaceful
non-lethal manner of arresting citizens is turning into a method of killing.
In the latest death a Florida man was said to be struggling
and was tased to restrain him. The taser did more than restrain him it
killed him. The video is being reviewed by police and has not been released.
A number of controls must be placed on the taser. The most obvious
is a limit upon the amount of volts which the taser can deliver to any human
being. Second restrictive rules as to its use must also be developed to make
the taser a weapon of last resort where guns can not be used. Until this
occurs we will continue to see citizens killed at the hands of overreaching
Tased to death
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