Saturday, January 31, 2015

From (formerly Great)Britain; that'll have the bastards shaking in their boots,

I tell you!
Leaders of the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, will vote next month on a proposal that every uniformed frontline officer should be offered training in the use of Tasers, though some may choose not to carry them.
Yeah, that'll stop a couple of jihadi-minded assholes with knives or guns, you bet.

But wait! It gets better!
Some senior officers are believed to support the idea in theory, but one police leader said chief constables would be mostly opposed.

The police chief, speaking anonymously, told the Guardian: ‘The idea of arming every police officer with a Taser is alien to 200 years of police culture. It is a stepping stone to arming the police – something strapped to your hip that looks like a firearm is a huge shift in what we stand for.’
I'll leave this to you, I don't really want to contemplate it further at the moment.


Pawpaw said...

IT's their police culture. The police are not armed as a general rule. I don't understand it, but there it is.

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that the reason that i carry a taser is to avoid a fight.I chose the bright yellow version so as to have no mistaken identity (Black-gun)Yellow will bust a fellow! I am a peace officer not SS.

Firehand said...

A cop who carries a firearm is SS? That is one weird outlook

KM said...

Taser vs {insert any gun here}

I'll have the gun thank you.
Seems strange to make sure everyone knows your police prefer the pussy approach rather than give them the tools that actually work.