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Monday, October 22, 2007

Quebec government committee rejects call for police to stop using tasers

October 22, 2007
The Canadian Press

NICOLET, Que. - A Quebec government committee is rejecting a call for police to stop using Taser guns to subdue suspects.

The committee says Tasers haven't directly caused any deaths in the province. Public Security Department deputy minister Robert Lafreniere says Quebec has clear directives that police should use Tasers sparingly and only if they have had proper training.

Lafreniere told a news conference in Nicolet, Que., that officers shouldn't use Tasers on a suspect's head, neck or genitals and that the stun guns shouldn't be used multiple times on the same person.

The news conference also heard that Tasers are an alternative to police using guns and can save lives.

Two Quebec men and one man in Vancouver have died in recent weeks after police used Taser guns on them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even if these stupid things were completely safe cops shouldn't be using them because they're patented by a single evil company. Perhaps the cops should put advertisements on their patrol cruisers as well.

You'd think with all the medical knowledge about tranquilizers that cops could use something that actually calms an excited person safely rather than shock the hell out of them or spray them with toxic chemicals.