Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CBC: "One-third of people shot by taser need medical attention"

...As opposed to how many (in my opinion more than one-third) people who need medical attention after they have been pepper-sprayed or hit with a baton?

How about we consider the proportion of people who get shot by police who need medical treatment? Probably all! And the proportion of people who have been pepper sprayed or hit by a baton that need medical treatment? Probably a lot more than “one-third!” (Which is paid for by taxpayers, by the way.)

What about the proportion of people that actually cooperate with police who need medical treatment? Probably none!

Are tasers being over used? Perhaps. But in comparison to what? Guns, Pepper-spray, batons? Where are these statistics?

Are there policy issues that need to be addressed in terms of creating protocol on the appropriate use of a taser? Absolutely.

But the reality is that police have to subdue suspects or unruly behaviour. And do they use their baton or taser every time? No.

Every time a police officer unholsters their gun they have additional paperwork to do. Do really want police officers sitting writing more paper work about using their taser when municipalities are crying they need more officers on the street?

Where is the public outcry about the increasing number of people who disrespect police?

While “statistics” may report that in general crime is going down, they also report that violent crime is going up.

I am really getting tired of the slanted media attention to many policy issues today. The media have the power to control how we perceive a situation and influence how we form our opinions about the issue. What ever happened to objective journalism standards?

Unfortunately, we aren’t born with critical thinking skills. And in school the “critical thinking skills” are being taught are that if you question or challenge authority (government, police) you’re being a critical thinker.

By the way CBC, 28% is a lot closer to one-quarter (25%) than one-third (33.3%).

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprise, surprise as soon as the police obtain an effectual and valuable criminal over powering weapon, the extreme left promoting CBC and the other wack-job soft-on-crime morons are whining about elimination or at least excessive and unwarranted limitations pursuant to utilizing the weapon on their favorite criminals.

Canadians would much prefer that we eliminate the socialist promoting CBC and their far-leftwing, affirmative action bimbos. .

Wed Jun 18, 01:17:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how they don't say that the "medical attention" is from the taser itself? IE, perp gets nailed with a taser - falls down and sprains his finger - requires medical attention = taser injury. Complete BS, Barry6176

Wed Jun 18, 07:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Raphael Alexander said...

By the way CBC, 28% is a lot closer to one-quarter (25%) than one-third (33.3%).

Spitfire, that's an excellent catch. Good work.

Wed Jun 18, 09:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jarrett said...

Agreed.

Thu Jun 19, 12:01:00 AM EDT  

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