The Brits have taken a giant leap ahead in the race towards totalitarianism. The police have been given permission to zap all violent suspects, even if they are unarmed and even if they are children. Home Office Police Minister Tony McNulty said medical assessments had confirmed the risk of death or serious injury from Tasers was “low”. The relaxing of restrictions on the use of the weapons comes despite warnings that they could trigger a heart attack in youngsters. But it’s not just children:
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”.
Men, women and children shall all face the voltage.5:11 am on February 14, 2008 Email Manuel Lora