Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This is most certainly NOT a good sign.

Mounties zap details from Taser reports as firings soar across Canada

OTTAWA —
The RCMP is stripping crucial details about Taser firings from public reports as use of the controversial stun guns skyrockets across the country.

Information stripped from the forms includes details of several Taser cases the Mounties previously made public under the access law. In effect, the RCMP is reclassifying details of Taser use - including some telling facts that raised pointed questions about how often the stun guns are fired and why.

A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC found the Mounties are now refusing to divulge key information that must be recorded each time they draw their electronic weapons.

As a result, Canadians will know much less about who is being hit with the 50,000-volt guns, whether they were armed, why they were fired on and whether they were injured.

read entire article at link.

4 comments:

  1. I saw this on the news last night (don't ask me why I suddenly found myself watching CBC!;)).

    It really isn't a surprise, giving that the RCMP have been moving towards greater militarisation in their MO for decades now.

    Good on the CBC for actually doing some real reporting!

    Tasers should immediately be BANNED for use by all Police forces country wide.

    but hey, how else can they instill FEAR into the populace eh?

    Sickening!!

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  2. We are moving so quickly into the fear mentality generated by the Bush government

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  3. Shocking.

    They don't realize that this weapon is dangerous, especially for people who have a heart condition.

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  4. one wonders why it is the rcmp, feels it has no accountability to the public, it's a brazen attitude.

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