Friday, February 17, 2006

ACLU Blamed for First 'Real' TASER Death

Police Group Predicted ACLU's Actions Would Lead to Tragedy

The ACLU pushed for the ban of Tasers, so the police ended up shooting and killing this guy after he lunged at officers with a knife.

The death of Scott Dittman is exceptionally tragic because of the absence of alternatives available to the police officers on the scene. The Antioch police department has TASER less than lethal devices, but news reports quoting police officials suggest the department had suspended the use of TASERs due to the legal and political issues. A controversy LEAA believes was stirred up by the ACLU of Northern California when it issued a misleading and dangerous "study" on law enforcement use of TASERs late last year.


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