Canadian Mounties defend tasering 16-year-old girl. We get the same guff here in Greenwich, whether the cops are electrozapping a kid in the Student Center or a rowdy fellow, 32 times! on the sidewalk: “It was necessary and proper”. I grew up in town when some people were rough yet cops didn’t have tasers and I never heard of anyone having to be shot by the police. That is supposedly the rationale for this device; it’s serves as a non-fatal alternative to the sidearm, but it seems to be used more as a source of amusement and entertainment by sick bullies than a necessary means to subdue a suspect. Of course, a 71-year-old sign thief can be a preeeety dangerous fellow ….