Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Pepper sprayed for politeness

A canadian man asked a border guard to say please, and got pepper sprayed instead. Regardless of whether the guard should have been more polite, he shouldn't have harmed this guy.

If a police authority can't agree with someone, then there's a whole legal system for determining what's right and wrong, and that system is designed to dispense justice without cruelty. Allowing officers to inflict pain on someone for /not following orders/ sets up the officer himself as a dictator who not only decides what's right and wrong, but dispenses cruel and unusual punishment that the courts wouldn't even be able to.

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