The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Torture by Taser – Coming to Britain? Part 2

Posted by rantingkraut on November 25, 2008

More than a year ago, the first tasers were introduced in the UK. I anticipated then, that their use would gradually become more widespread. Unfortunately this seems to be so.

Back in 2007, a number of specialist units were equipped with tasers. Now “their use will be extended from small units of dedicated firearms officers to up to 30,000 police response officers across the country. “ (source) In other words, we are gradually approaching the practice of the US in this respect. For an update of what that looks like see here or here.

One Response to “Torture by Taser – Coming to Britain? Part 2”

  1. UK Voter said

    As I understand it, Ms Smith intends to arm every front line officer with a Taser, that is, as you correctly point out, a total of 30,000. In my view, this implies that the Taser is going to be a weapon of choice rather than last resort. What happened to “reasonable force” in this country?

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