Thursday, November 15, 2007

Arrange furniture wrong? Get killed.

Here is a video of oh-so-brave Royal Canadian Mounted Police tasering to death a non-violent furniture arranger.

Do you suppose that a kind word or a cup of coffee or even a pair of handcuffs might have calmed down this disoriented and perhaps mentally unstable man?

Tasers are part of the new police SOP as "pain compliance" devices, as in, "Do what we say or you get pain."

Here's an interesting moral conundrum: For those with heart conditions --like me-- does the threat of being tased warrant an equal or superior use of force to defend oneself from fat, lazy cops?