Finally, She Gets Something Right!

Priti Patel yesterday authorised the police to use a ‘more painful’ Taser stun gun which could cause more serious injuries.

Sure, it could. If they have to fire it. As we’ve seen they usually don’t.

Her move came despite an analysis by Government scientists that the weapon could lead to more suspects suffering internal injuries and broken bones.

They also warned that passers-by now risk being hit by probes which inflict the electric shock as the Taser 7 allows them to detach from the gun after being fired.

And the risk of them being shot by real police bullets instead?

The Taser 7 also makes a louder ‘arc’ noise – a kind of electric crackling – before firing which aims to make violent suspects back down.

Excellent! Given that that’s the more usual method of ensuring compliance than actually firing them…

Oliver Feeley-Sprague, of Amnesty International UK, called Miss Patel’s move ‘extremely worrying’.

Why, Oliver? Doesn’t it guarantee middle-class bleeding heart charity bottom feeders like you a job for life?

11 comments for “Finally, She Gets Something Right!

  1. Valentine Gray
    September 2, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    They can try it out on pensioners sitting in the park collecting vitamin d and fresh air and others not social distancing or those breaking lockclown. why didn’t they try it on Piers Corbyn at Trafalgar Square.

  2. Dr Evil
    September 2, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I think you might also require a white stick also known at a Katana or Samurai Sword too. It does help if the suspect is deaf and blind.

  3. September 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Some members of my wife’s family were involved in the very early days of Amnesty, and played a major role in promoting the organisation to the public, when it was purely an organisation to support non violent political prisoners of the sort that were too often incarcerated in the hell holes behind the Iron Curtain and in the Third World.

    Back then Amnesty did a lot of good and provided hope for those in hopeless situations in oppressive nations. The letters that Amnesty members wrote to political prisoners and governments saved many from certain death by reminding tyrants that these prisoners had external support.

    I find it profoundly depressing that Amnesty has turned from a generally good organisation that once did much needed work to promote freedom to a bunch of bottom feeding woketards living off of grants often given by Grant Making Trusts that have long since fallen into the hands of the regressive Left. Whining about tasers being used against violent criminals is not what Amnesty International was set up for. It’s dreadful to see what Amnesty has turned into it really is.

    • Mona
      September 2, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      A beautiful contribution, but sadly the country is run by a group of headless chickens, these are desperate times, the destruction of the economy through madhouse economics, I dread the next six months it appears the World is entering a new Dark age with Britain looking like the Titantic Mk 2 with the iceberg a phantom virus.

    • September 3, 2020 at 2:04 am

      “”I find it profoundly depressing that Amnesty has turned from a generally good organisation that once did much needed work to promote freedom to a bunch of bottom feeding woketards living off of grants “”…… hmmmmm. Is this not the same organisation set up by two members of the British Communist Party with grants from Comintern? Its early attempts at promoting freedom seemed confined to communists in Spain for a while. But perhaps it is another organisation altogether.

  4. Ed P
    September 2, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I used to write letters for Amnesty, until they stopped being an effective single-issue group and “diversified”. Twice I received replies from prisoners, which was rare.

    The final straw was when some USA headquarters honcho was paid a disgustingly huge sum on dismissal, approximately 100 times the amount we’d fund-raised locally.

    • September 12, 2020 at 7:21 am

      Happens to all large organisations once they get to a certain size – they attract the wrong sort of employee and manager and then their original purpose is slowly strangled…

  5. September 3, 2020 at 6:09 am

    There probably were commies involved in the set up, commies often were poking around behind the scenes in many orgs during the Cold War, look at CND f or the communist infiltration of he Labour Party for other examples. However my wife’s relatives were not commies, just concerned classical liberals some of whom had escaped oppressive regimes themselves. AI did do good work in its early days but has become something else entirely.

    • Mudplugger
      September 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

      As with Greenham Common, anti-frackers, CND, Extinction Rebellion and the rest, their well-meaning apostles were, not without substance, regarded as ‘useful idiots’ by those pulling the strings. Any good work was merely an unintended consequence to the masters.

    • September 5, 2020 at 9:26 am

      “”AI did do good work in its early days””, ……….. I have no doubt the Organisation (let’s not confuse it with individuals) might have inadvertently been the vehicle for a bit of good here and there, good deeds done by individuals for which the organisation takes credit. But a serial killer rescuing ducklings from a drain remains a serial killer. Communist bakers very likely made nutritious bread but we would do well not to overlook the real reason for the queue down the block.

      • September 12, 2020 at 7:20 am

        Good point!

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