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  •  yes, and btw because these weapons for crowd (1+ / 0-)

    are non-lethal, police officers use them faster and more often without much hesitation and on people who have done nothing. Teaser guns can kill people and hurt them very much. But police is just teased to use their teaser guns at any moment they think they can justify its usage.

    Personally I am way more scared about police officer's surpressed power trips being released at any moment of minor offenses or no reason at all and tempted to abuse their power and weapons.

    I just had an encounter with one police officer who thought he had to give me a "lecture" how dangerous it is for me to leave my dog outside a store front (her leash tucked to a little tree in front of it to wait for me til I finished my shopping groceries). It could cost me 5000 dollars or possible worse, days in prison, if someone would sue me for "animal abuse" (because I tucked the dog's leash to the tree).  He clearly tried to impress me with his power and I just wondered why he is not going ahead with arresting me for animal cruelty.

    There are lots of people who have a emotional problems with their own power ego trips. If they are police officers, it can get out of hands easily.  

    It's that you can sense that the brutality increases in many every day life situations in the country.

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