Forgive me, but I’m opening the door to ‘taser talk’ again. ( The last time I did this it initiated an ongoing debate in the comments section that lasted for several months.) Last night I watched an excellent documentary on The National, regarding tasers. More specifically, the older x26 model manufactured prior to 2005, of whichContinue reading Time for the RCMP to do the right thing: Pull tasers out of service pending further independent testing.
Much to the chagrin of some I know, whose opinons are that the RCMP is a steadfast, honourable institution, with no, or little corruption, protection for whistleblowers etc…….. it appears that whistleblowers who did come forward to report wrongdoing, were in fact , punished for doing so. Cover-ups continued, mis-management at every level, and scandal- overContinue reading RCMP “Horribly Broken”- Must Change.
Surprise, surprise. The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP released an interim report today, that criticizes the force for “failing to manage the use of tasers and allowing usage to grow in the past six years, to include cases where people were clearly non-combative.” My interpretation? SOME officers are jumping the gun, and taking the easiestContinue reading RCMP Watchdog Calling for Force to Restrict it’s Use of Tasers
Here is an interesting article from the Globe & Mail, telling the story of veteren police officer Darren Laur, the Victoria Sgt. who initiated the use of taser in the first detachment in Canada. A subsequent research paper he wrote – which concluded that tasers were safe and effective – laid the groundwork for the devices’Continue reading ” BC Sergeant who championed tasers use in Canada had stock options in US Taser manufacturer”