Tasers are supposed to be non-lethal weapons that are supposed to help police officers subdue bad guys without having to resort to lethal force.
They make sense in some circumstances. Used property they can be a great tool for law enforcement.
However now that the San Francisco Police Commission has approved arming officers with Tasers we expect to see their use in a substantially different way.
The SFPD is one of the most brutal police departments in the nation. Their motto, for all practical purposes is, “Every Citizen the Enemy.”
So despite what the San Francisco Chronicle says regarding the Commission’s actions, we see the new policy as nothing more than another way for one of the most lawless police departments in the nation to brutalize its citizens.