The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) requested from the city’s COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee a budget for new tasers, saying the ones they currently use are outdated, obsolete, and do not work properly.
MNPD Deputy Chief Chris Taylor told the committee in a December 8 meeting that the review of their taser equipment was prompted during COVID-19, while the department addressed how to arrest unruly suspects who were COVID-19 positive.
OK, I am new to the state and all, but that seems to indicate a Law Enforcement agency has full access to a medical database of people infected with Chink Flu. My question is why and for what purpose? And no, I don’t think office safety is truly the motive, a suspect engaged in a criminal activity usually is not very forthcoming with the idea of identifying him/herself, so it is not after the arrest is made and an identity established that MNPD would have access to the infection status of the individual.
Now, needing tasers for known infected individuals who (for example) refuse to go to a Tennessee equivalent of Australia’s COVID camps does sound more plausible. I see you shaking your head and saying “Oh crap, he is now into the tinfoil hat mode” well, after all the shit that has happened in the last couple of years, you cannot dismiss the weird and the farfetched anymore.