Torture by Taser – Coming to Britain?
Posted by rantingkraut on May 16, 2007
The BBC reports that John Reid plans to extend the use of Tasers by the UK’s police forces. So far, they have only been used by firearms officers confronting armed offenders. They are now to be used by more police officers under more loosely defined conditions. (source)
It should be clear where this will eventually lead. I predict that eventually all police officers will carry them and use them much more readily. This is simply one more example of a gradual progress towards a police state. If the example of the US is anything to go by, tasers may even be routinely used to torture anyone who won’t obey whatever orders the police care to issue –even if there is no threat at all (see e.g. here and here).
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