This week we’ve again seen the great State of New South Wales uphold its claim to the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force in the enforcement of its order.
With the newest technology, it’s part-trained minions are able to prevent the peace being breached, swiftly and without a drop of Roberto Laudisio’s blood being spilled.
Max Weber would be proud of their proof of his dictate, even being able to achieve the ultimate effects of their legitimacy without the use of lethal force.
Here are some more examples of the benefits to society from modern technology as it helps police officers remove any chance their use of legitimate force will be lethal:
Cole said that he used the taser because he “felt she was more susceptible to being injured if he attempted to tackle her.”
(The officer) is obviously taking this pretty hard. It was an unexpected and unhappy outcome
The last two jolts, delivered as police pulled Pikes from a patrol car at the police station, elicited no physical reaction because the suspect was unconscious
“We’re looking after the police and their welfare and at this point the police are very comfortable with the circumstances surrounding this incident”
Taking off his shirt was a sign of aggressive bravado
Aren’t you glad you live in such a safe society, where, thanks to Taser, only the bad guys get executed?