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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Batteries Included

Whilst driving home today I heard a debate on the radio regarding potentially 50,000 Police men and women in the UK being armed with Taser guns. For anyone who's been living on a kibbutz for the last decade, a Taser gun, like the X26 mounted under the barrel of this rather sexy assault rifle, is a non-lethal weapon capable of incapacitating the most determined violent criminal by pumping 50,000 volts into them.

"But Tasers have been linked to over 70 deaths in the USA and Canada." says the bleeding-heart, limp wristed, tree hugging, human rights campaigner on the radio.

Wow, really? Over 70 deaths, you say?
Well statistically that's not bad considering that Tasers have been in service since 1993 and that that the Police in the US alone probably pop a cap in double that many people in a few days!

"If you Taser someone, you don't know if that person has a pace maker." adds wet-blanket boy.

True, but The Demon's brother is a cop, and I've seen his truncheon (oo er!). It's the tried and trusted method of incapacitation currently favoured by most UK police officers, and pace maker or not, being fucked over the head by a long steel bar is bad news no matter what physical condition you're in!

All of which is, quite frankly, preamble alongside my main point. If you're doing something that warrants a police officer deploying his Taser, then it's you're own fucking fault if your heart explodes in your chest or your brain turns to haggis.
I do believe it's MY human right not to have my shit stolen.
I do believe it's MY human right not to be assaulted.

Zzapp!
Eat pavement, asshole!

9 comments:

Jaggy said...

I've just had this strange unfamiliar feeling come over me. Not sure I've felt it before. It's almost like... I'm agreeing with you.

Inchy said...

I've already spoke to you today about this. Stop fucking drinking on a school night!

Ron, Apparently said...

I think its everyone's right to stop whatever the fuck it is you're doing before the copper tazes you, but failing that, you're fair game. After all, as you say leave my shit alone and you won't get it. Pretty simple really.

sparsely kate said...

I salute that.

The police are up against so much more these days...give them what they can I say.
My brother nearly married a police woman. I wish he did - I could have gone to the staff Christmas parties and possibly seen a few truncheons of my own. Doh.

Steve said...

I'm looking on ebay right now...

Zen Wizard said...

If it killed 70 guys in the US and Canada, I would hate to think what 50,000-watts would do to a guy who just chowed down on jellied eels.

Zen Wizard said...

If it killed 70 guys in the US and Canada, I would hate to think what 50,000-watts would do to a guy who just chowed down on jellied eels.

Inchy said...

Zen, please tell me you don't eat jellied eels?! They are without a doubt the most disgusting foodstuff known to man . . . with the exception of Rollmops.

Haggis seems like a fresh fruit sorbet in comparison!

Lost Jimmy said...

Tazers?

Personally if we are talking crowd stopping hardware why waste electricity, just gimme a Franchi SPAS-12 anyday.
;)