No Need For Tasers At Parliament Taser Protest
No Need For Tasers At Parliament Taser
There was little need for either a Police presence or the administration of a tasering to any of the small crowd who turned up to protest the trial introduction of the electric stun gun into the Police's defence arsenal. Leading the charge against the Taser has been Green MP Keith Locke who today received support from the Maori Party's Hone Harawira.
According to a press release from Mr Harawira the Maori Party has laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, asking them to investigate and consider taking court proceedings against the government to suspend the taser gun trial, on the basis of their opinion that the trial is in breach of domestic and international human rights laws, treaties and standards.