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WA Police Employ Taser

21 July, 2009

The Australian reports that Western Australian police tasered a man who failed to stop approaching them. He was carrying a two litre container of petrol at the time. Such an act could suggest that the police exercised their discretion but perhaps not their common sense.

The male officer tried to smother the flames with his arms and the female officer went into the house to get water to extinguish the fire. The man who is suffering burns to twenty percent of his body has been airlifted to a hospital in Perth.

There has been much debate over the use of tasers. This blog is definitely worth reading.

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