Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, September 08, 2006

Tazer Tosser




Thurs 7th Sept 2006
Christchurch Arts Precinct

Evening Presentation on Tazer.
For the record,

The Police Officer, having had to face down a question on occupational risk of being a Policeman and how Tazer wasn't going to change much on account of the low injuries anyway, he fielded a question from a young man who had listened diligently to the respective and 'qualified' law, medical political and police views.

The young man asked that were Police to be given improved self defense and interpersonal skills, would the Tazer be necessary, inferring by corollary that the Tazer was being justified to accommodate the declining common courtesies and skills 'behind the uniform'.

The Police Officer stoodup, made a gesture at the young mans T-Shirt telling an amazed, indeed stunned audience "the graffiti on your shirt looks just like that on the wall" and subsequently was further heard to say 'your a Tosser..'

He then, without deferring to local mediaman Mike Yardly, mien host and facilitator, concluded the meeting saying it was time for a coffee.

No more questions were asked.

When the same officer had been asked by the writer earlier in the evening would he Tazer my dog? He replied he would not do such a thing.

The question I have then is why do we do it to humans?


This is extra-judicial electro convulsive 'therapy' without informed consent.

We don't even do that in mental health 'supervised controlled environment' hospital anymore.


Here's my suggestion to former Minister of Health, now Police Hon Annette King, (does no one find this strange?) : You give me drug policy and independent oversight, and I'll give you Tazer, and some guidelines, and we'll ALL agree to keep a good watch on things.

Blair Anderson
http://mildgreens.com
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