UK Police Now Authroized to Use TASERS Against Children
[Editor's Note: Imagine: an adult "policeman" sworn to 'serve and protect', firing a 50,000 volt lightening bolt of unimaginable pain into your child for not "obeying" him quickly enough, or perhaps your child was deemed "unruly" in a library or at a playground or a in classroom, for instance, and needed to be tasered for his "protection," which is usually how these horrific assaults on children are justified by American thugs dressed up in policemen uniforms. UK readers need to organize locally and besiege your parliamentarian representatives with a hurricane of protest and reverse this outrageous assault on Britain's most vulnerable citizens. Take action now while you still have the capacity to do so...Ken Adachi]
By Jason Lewis
September 2, 2007
The committee, which is made up of independent scientists and doctors, said that limited research suggested there was a risk children could suffer "a serious cardiac event".
It recommended that officers should be "particularly vigilant" for any Taser-induced adverse response and said guidance should be amended to "identify children and adults of small stature" as being at potentially greater risk from the cardiac effects of Tasers.
The Government scientists were also asked to test whether the weapons could cause a miscarriage if used on a pregnant woman.
While not saying whether police would be allowed to Taser an expectant mother, the Home Office said the DSAC committee had "specifically asked" for computer simulations to be carried out to analyse the effect on "a pregnant female".
Amnesty International claims Tasers have been responsible for 220 deaths in America since 2001. Many cities and police forces there have banned their use against minors.
Two years ago in Chicago a 14-year-old boy went into cardiac arrest after being shot with one. Medics had to use a defibrillator four times to resuscitate him.
Taser International, the American firm that makes the device, said tests on pigs suggested the weapons were safe.
The Association of Chief Police Officers, which issues guidance to forces on the use of weapons, said Tasers would be made "readily available" for "conflict management" at incidents of "violence and threats of violence of such severity that they will need force".
Non-firearms officers in ten forces will be trained to use the weapons. Every incident they are involved in will be assessed over a 12-month trial period.
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