Tasers and the "liberal" media
Anyway, the article, which is oddly titled "Liberalism at its finest", is about another article relating the story of a 16 year-old kid that got tasered in an Edmonton jail. Apparently, he was arrested for trying to break into a house. He was caught, they found some knives on him, hauled his butt into jail and then after he was in a cell, an officer allegedly grabbed him and jammed a taser into his back and gave him some juice. The officer alleges that the unarmed kid "made a threatening gesture" toward him, but the judge later determined that the use of the taser was "completely uncalled for".
The Blogging Tory take on this? The original article took the side of the kid, which is apparently a problem, even though a judge did exactly the same thing. In light of other cases about the misuse of (largely) non-lethal force like tasers in the news these days, I think that documenting these cases is a beneficial thing. So maybe the kid made a threatening gesture - grab him, cuff him, whatever, but why jump to the taser? I mean, you tasered him in the back, so apparently you managed to turn him around, whatever happened to the full nelson? Jesus.
Don't get me wrong, the kid and his mom both sound like assholes, but that really isn't the point of either article.