The last resort

The last resort

The last resort

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I READ that police officers in North Yorkshire used tasers 42 times against children in the last five years (The Press, June 10).

The headline-grabbing font size makes this sound very bad, but reading more closely the police are often just showing the taser.

We all know how unruly kids can be, especially teenagers. Police don’t use force unless needed and then as a last resort. I’m surprised its only 42 times.

The police have the tools to deal with situations, and use them if needed.

Wojciech Simpson, Chestnut Grove, New Earswick, York.

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12:57pm Wed 11 Jun 14

PKH says...

Agreed those tasered were teenagers the headline makes it appear they were younger.
Agreed those tasered were teenagers the headline makes it appear they were younger. PKH
  • Score: 7

10:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

parkthebus says...

So you think that police brutality against children and young people is acceptable?
So you think that police brutality against children and young people is acceptable? parkthebus
  • Score: -5

10:55pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

if children , tenagers or otherwise, are shown or needing such devices , shows the parents need a jolt or three.
if children , tenagers or otherwise, are shown or needing such devices , shows the parents need a jolt or three. Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 4

10:10am Thu 12 Jun 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

If a police officer is facing a violent 14 stone 6 foot 16 year old "boy" should they have to check his age before deciding how to restrain him?
If a police officer is facing a violent 14 stone 6 foot 16 year old "boy" should they have to check his age before deciding how to restrain him? Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 6

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