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4 years ago  ::  Sep 18, 2010 - 6:01AM #1
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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«Law-enforcement agencies have come under heavy criticism for using force to deal with the mentally ill, especially with the increased use of Taser electro-shock weapons.


In NSW, where Tasers are being rolled out to all frontline police, 68 per cent of discharges of the weapons involve their use on people with mental health problems, a report by the state Ombudsman shows.»



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4 years ago  ::  Sep 19, 2010 - 7:31PM #2
Douglas_macneill
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How long until Australia has its Robert Dziekanski to match Canada's?

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 5:22AM #3
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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G'day Douglas_macneill:


Robert Dziekanski
«Particularly contentious is that the RCMP officers made no attempt to defuse or gain control of the situation before resorting to the Taser.»
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dziekański...


«Acting Queensland Premier Paul Lucas has slammed the State Opposition over a purported "joke'' policy that has embarrassed LNP leader John-Paul Langbroek.

Mr Langbroek was forced earlier today to issue a statement about a revelation that his office had prepared a 'joke' draft policy in which the LNP proposed handing Queensland teachers 50,000 volt taser stun guns to control unruly student.»
www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/luca...

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