The problem with tasers

Let’s have a law and order open thread. Over at Forbes I talk about the latest in police-taser abuses (hat-tip to Patrick at Popehat for that one). It’s one of those stories you wish you’d never heard.

Also, some music:

Still, writing about police abuse and SWAT raids and the war on drugs is less depressing (somehow) than writing about education.

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5 thoughts on “The problem with tasers

  1. In the video there is an occupant of a house who gets shot and killed. Which is disturbing enough. But those whose job it is to defend cops will be quick to point out that a cop who sees someone making a threatening gesture is justified in using his weapon to defend himself. There isn’t nearly enough video in this clip to tell whether what we saw was a righteous kill, or a murder.

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