Sunday, 15 May 2005

tasers

A friend of a friend has been trying to sell taser guns to the UK police. The guns deliver a strong electric shock via a couple of implants shot into a suspect's skin.


Now Amnesty International say about 100 people have died in incidents linked to the taser in the US, and it turns out that one member of a supposedly neutral panel to evaluate taser safety was a paid consultant for the company.


The US police can already shoot people with real guns, so perhaps tasers are a good solution for them. We should oppose them in the UK.