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How should our police handle the mentally disturbed?

  Most psychiatric crises are resolved with the support of family and friends and with appropriate medical intervention. It is only when there are public disturbances, that police become involved. We expect the police to risk their own lives, for our own safety. They face complex situations, requiring them to make difficult decisions on … Continue reading

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SA Police widen the scope of use of Taser guns – Part I

    A decision by the SA Police force to widen the use of Taser weapons, has prompted my re-examination of doubts about their safety. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-01/sa-police-allowed-to-carry-tasers/5781668 The changes proposed include: Ability to use them against unarmed persons One officer in … Continue reading

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