Posted by 3news.co.nz on August 28th:
People experiencing mental illness will suffer more from the introduction of Taser stun guns into frontline policing, says the Mental Health Foundation.To read the entire article, click here.
It says the Taser was fired in 50 percent of cases involving mental health emergencies, but only 11 percent of criminal cases in its year-long trial, according to an analysis by the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.
Media Release 29-8-08: The Use of Tasers
Tasers: People with experience of mental illness will suffer
Thanks go to Chris Summerville for bringing this article to my attention.
Photograph courtesy of 3news.co.nz.