Friday, January 26, 2007


A good government always questions its use of and tactics involved in coercion against anyone, including criminal suspects. Killing suspects, whatever the reasons--and taser use is reportedly responsible for 180 occurrences, is a denial of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum. The classification of tasers as "less than deadly" force may be problematic. In the real spectrum of force, tasers may be a lot closer in lethality to firearms than capiscum spray. Such potential misclassification may lead to sentencing innocents to death.

At least, this is an issue that should be investigated.

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