The ACLU is now bringing to question the use of tasers. Are they too strong? Do police use them too redily? How many people have died from them?
This liberal group cannot be satisfied. Would they rather have these violent criminals be shot or beat with a club. Now the police have a way to restrain criminals that is much less violent and dramatically lowers the percentage of injury and death during a feisty apprehending.
It has been proved that the only taser-related deaths in the country are people who either had a heart condition or were hopped-up on some type of drug.
Sure some people have been unjustly tasered by some a-hole cop with a power complex, but they could just as easily have been shot. Every incident goes under investigation, and if it is found that the cop was unjust, the appropriate steps are taken, so the a-holes are weeded out. If I were threatened with a taser, I would damn sure stop. After being shocked by an electric fence so many times as a child, I have a huge appreciation for what controlled electricity can do.
So to the ACLU: Back off and let the police do their jobs. Look at what happens to criminals in other countries, with the caning and long prison terms. Our criminals get a slap on the wrist, free food, and cable TV, so what's the problem.