Friday, March 27, 2009

Quebec Recalls Tasers

The government of Quebec has recalled all tasers off the streets and has ordered the province's police departments to return them.

Quebec is testing the tasers rather than banning them. But there have been too many taser deaths for my liking. I don't think we know their strength and they are used far too liberally. Using a taser can be as lethal as discharging a firearm. I hope other jurisdictions will follow Quebec's example.

I am all for law and order but as long as people continue to die after being shot by tasers it will undermine public confidence in law enforcement and that is something we can ill-afford.

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