Police Want To Fry You…With 50,000 Volts.
Hot on the heels of the latest taser death to hit Australia 2 weeks ago, W.A police have had one of the most brazen cases of insulting ill- timed arrogance i have seen in recent memory. The Police Union, in Thursday’s West (below), now want to double the amount of tasers in operation! What else would you expect from a vile organisation like the Police Union? Not content with slowly cooking members of the public to death in the back of their paddy wagons, they now want to pump you full of 50,000 volts of electricity whenever their judgement befits it. But this is the real kicker: they want a pay increase to do it! That is, they want your money so they can kill you. Not even Ivan Milat had the gaul to ask for a transaction before he slugged his victims. And that’s not as far away from the truth as you might think. In North America, there has been 414 deaths directly related to tasering from 1999 to January of this year.
Police union president-elect Russell Armstrong had this to say: “frontline officers who are routinely putting their safety at risk should be compensated for that”. You’ve got to be joking. This is what police officers are supposed to be doing. Not sitting in cubicles checking if all the boxes have been ticked on a moving-on notice. doesn’t this supposed increase in crime also suggest that police aren’t doing their jobs properly? Pretty damn audacious asking for a pay increase when you can’t do your job. I can’t see the bartender getting a rise in his miserly hourly rate if he says his punters are too drunk and are making too much noise. By the way Armstrong was talking you’d think these cops were in Mexico. Now that’s a fair claim for danger money. Not in Perth, a glorified 19th century hick town where officers are NEVER shot at. I wonder how many police officers have actually died as a result of actions by the public? If i wasn’t so lazy i would get you the figures, but i reckon it would be pretty close to zilch anyway.
But wait, there’s more!
Just when you thought this pandering to Perth’s conservative prejudices couldn’t possibly be stretched any further, out pop more disgruntled government departments from the woodwork. This was in Friday’s west:
Is it just me or does this stink of irony from the Australian Nursing Federation? How often do we hear from nurses that they’re over worked and under paid, yet they want to introduce a weapon that causes injury and death into their own house. Unbelievable.
The outrageous idea of giving rent-a-cops on trains tasers is even stupider then giving it to police…just. These people are less educated then the police (training wise) and are less accountable, especially in the public’s eyes, than the police.
The results have spoken for themselves over in America. When you give low intelligent police officers who hate most of the people they deal with a deadly weapon, it’s more than likely going to be abused and people will be murdered. Vulnerable people, such as the mentally ill, are the most susceptible and we’ve just seen that play out tragically in Queensland.
To put it simply, it’s just plain wrong.
check out this tasering from the U.S and tell me the police wouldn’t hesitate for a second to electrocute your arse for having one too many pints and acting like a bloody fool: (note the comical screaming of ‘TASER, TASER, TASER’ from the robocops.)