It isn’t Colin Farmer who needs a white stick it seems.
A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.
Colin Farmer, 61, was stunned by police following reports of a man walking through Chorley with a samurai sword.
This sort of story is usually Julia’s territory, but I just had to comment. Fuck me, what is the world coming to? A Samurai sword doesn’t look remotely like a white stick – not even close. At least they should double check before tazering an innocent man. Jeebus!
The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
I should bloody well think so, and someone should lose their job and their pension – but probably won’t.
That whirring sound you can hear is Robert Peel spinning in his grave.