Monday, March 28, 2005


More Taser Action

A Florida newspaper reports that since 2003 police officers providing security at Central Florida schools have zapped 24 students with stun guns.

Officials justify the use of the devices saying they are safe, despite the high number of deaths reported to have been connected to their use. They also cite the need to “meet force with force,” but that is more an indication of the violent nature of American society than a justification for having such devices in schools.

As long as the US government justifies violence, preemptive attacks, and ever greater armaments as a way to solve problems, and as long as American culture glorifies violence, schools will need to have armed guards, and innocent children will be victimized.

This just pushes us farther down the slippery slope of the domestic arms race.

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