Re: Man dies after Taser shock by police at Vancouver airportMar 29th, 2009
and if the officer screws up and shoots the wrong person...... a 9mm tap to the head so he/she doesn't screw up again.
No- What has to be banned is idiots on the force who use them as a means of going on a power trip. There is nothing wrong with using them sensibly when confronted with a dangerous criminal getting out of control. But you don't use them on an elderly gentleman who was stopped for a vehicular infraction (as recently happened in Kelowna). In the old days some young cops got a swelled head as soon as they were issued with a badge, a gun and a cruiser- now you can add a taser. Perhaps tasers should be issued only to those with 20 years good standing on the force.