Wednesday, April 16, 2008

isn't this a little overzealous?

Vancouver transit riders tasered for not paying fares



VANCOUVER — The country's only armed transit police have been tasering passengers who try to avoid paying fares.

According to documents provided in response to a Freedom of Information request, police patrolling public transit in the Metro Vancouver area have used tasers 10 times in the past 18 months, including five occasions when victims had been accosted for riding free.

In one incident, a non-paying passenger was tasered after he held onto a railing on the SkyTrain platform and refused to let go.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, well they do use them for transporting cows, as a cattle-prod when they need to move the herd along. And so it is with passengers on the Vancouver Transit

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  2. frightening isn't it , that humanity is reduced to being herded.

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