Just like all the recent hysteria over Taser related deaths... it turns out the supposed rising tide of hate crimes in North America... is a myth.
Less than 10,000 total hate crimes of any kind in an entire year, in a country of over 300 million people? Only 7,330 known hate crime offenders?While we're playing around with numbers I have one final factoid for the Taser Death Squad Hysterical Society.
That means that hate crimes are a drop in the bucket. They are the least of our problems.
The two-thousandths of one percent (.002%) of Americans who committed hate crimes against anyone in 2006, including Protestants (35 complete losers) clearly need help.
There have been 16 taser related deaths in Canada over the last four years.
That works out to 4 instances per year... which, my paranoid friends, is statistically insignificant.
In 2002 alone, twenty-nine Canadians were killed in avalanches.
I'm betting more than 4 Canadians per year, manage to run over and kill themselves with their own cars... and nobody's setting up a public enquiry into that totally predictable and avoidable stupidity.
You're being taken for a ride, folks... which sells a shitload of newspapers and commercial airtime.
Think about it.
UPDATE: The RCMP speaks up
Many comments we have received seem to suggest that the use of a TASER is never justified based on the likelihood of inflicting serious injury or death.**********
In fact, our experience and that of other police services over the course of many years and thousands of incidents, as well as existing research, have shown that deploying a TASER is often the fastest and safest way to gain control of an individual.
We and other police services teach our officers that it is less likely to cause serious injury than other tactics.
LAST WORD: A very special welcome...
To readers of noted humanitarian and progressive brown-noser "Canadian Cynic"
Little CC is the piece of dreck who told Wanda Watkins... the mother of a slain Canadian soldier... to "fuck off." Now he tries to wipe some of that shit off on yours truly.
Just another disgusting performance.
Make sure you check out his greatest hits.Note to Canadian Cesspool... back to tasers yet again, huh?.
Are you sure you're feeling okay?
FROM THE COMMENTS: Because he's all about the women...
Neo, since there is obviously no hope of reasoned discussion with a fuckwad like you, congratulations for demonstrating what a fucking wanker you are. Now you and your posse go out there and beat up some teenage girls so that you can feel like real men.Hey... I recognise that lilting prose.