Police Will Now Use Nunchakus To Make Their Arrests… Do You Think This Is Stupid Too?
By: Naturally Triece
Cops in a small northern California town are now said to be equipped with nunchakus – a weapon that was first mastered by Bruce Lee – in order to “more passionately gain compliance” from their suspects.
Police officers of Anderson, California will now have to use the nunchakus when dealing with people who are uncooperative during an arrests.
This particular weapon has been used by other police forces in the past. It consists of two bars and a metal chain.
“The Anderson Police Department is implementing the police nunchaku as a tool to more effectively arrest, control, and subdue non-compliant suspects,” Chief Michael Johnson told NBC News. “The nunchaku can be deployed to more compassionately gain compliance from a suspect through pain application opposed to striking, as customary with the side-handled or straight baton.”
Anderson is the home of more than 10,000 people, which is located just about 150 miles north of Sacramento. The police force for this town has only 20 police officers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“In an era where the general public is extremely sensitive to police techniques and use of force issues, [nunchakus offer] another force option that may offset some of the more aggressive perceptions the public has about police intervention,” Johnson added.
After an incident that took place earlier this week where a high school student was caught on camera being put into a choke hold and drug across the floor by a school police officer, it is pretty clear that police forces around the country are beginning to question their tactics.
It is not a surprise that some have come to such a simple solution, but it is definitely something that needs to be done.
So what are your thoughts? Do you think this new weapon will make a difference in the way that our country is policed?