“Personal [and public] protection can be both fashionable and functionable”

Mick had noted Newton Emerson’s hope that the deployment of Tasers “shocks our elected politicians out of their entrenched positions” – and on the same day that the Belfast Telegraph’s Chris Thornton reported that the Chief Constable “has received legal advice that says he has the power to deploy tasers [] in a matter of days” [Next week apparently – Ed]. Now, whilst I wouldn’t dream of thinking I could tell the police what to do on every single issue.. but with the Tasers potentially on view up to ten times a day, perhaps, as reminded by the Professor, if the police budget could stretch to the new MP3-playing iTaser in fetching leopard print..

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