Terror of blind man tasered by police: ‘I thought they’d kill me’, says stroke victim aged 61 whose white stick was mistaken for a samurai swordThursday 18 October 2012
‘Police were accused last night of behaving like ‘thugs with weapons’ after firing a 50,000-volt Taser into the back of a blind man.
An officer mistook stroke victim Colin Farmer’s white stick for a samurai sword and discharged the stun gun – leaving the retired architect writhing in agony on the ground.
No disciplinary action is being taken against the officer. The extraordinary blunder is the latest illustration of the soaring number of controversial incidents with the weapons, which can be fatal.’