Another Tasering

23:56 Thu 22 Nov 2007. Updated: 02:08 23 Nov 2007
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Apparently anything less that total compliance warrants being electrocuted. I don’t think this one, involving a motorist protesting at being given a speeding ticket, is as egregious as either the UCLA or University of Florida incidents. But it’s still wrong.

As with the others, there seem to be many, many people out there who think that it’s just fine for those in authority to punish you harshly if you don’t obey unquestioningly. As a practical matter, compliance seems the wiser choice, no question. As a moral matter, however, the “non-compliance equals electrocution” equation is deeply, deeply wrong.

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