Strange it seems that the Bible has always been at the forefront of publishing and printing technology and practices, while pornography is always at the forefront of publishing and video and image technology. Perhaps the two are more related than we know?
No I'm not commenting on the particular usage in this case. Yes shooting someone in the face with the taser present new risks, and that should be addressed in this case. But overall usage of taser and pepper spray is much safer than physical force. My point was that people are very quick to condemn their usage at all, and I thought people should realize the risks of not having them available.
... but people need to realize that the risk of injury is much greater when physical restraint and force is used. I know pepper spray and taser might seem to be more dangerous, but the risk of lasting injury is MUCH lower(if I remember the statistics about 60% lower) than if the police have to wrestle someone to the ground.
I'm not commenting on the usage here, and policies should be in place for their usage. I'm just saying that before you go condemning their usage overall, please know that the alternative will mean more injuries and unnecessary deaths than they ever cause. (side note: I have been both tased and pepper sprayed. Yes it sucks when it happens, but then you man up and grow a pair)
Just because intent cannot always be shown, does not mean that cases should be dismissed because of lack of intent. Granted, in this case, the prosecutor should bite his tongue and not charge the grandmother, since any jury would likely acquit her of wrongdoing. However, to say that something should not be a crime because intent was lacking would suddenly mean that many crimes would go unpunished. Arsonists would be freed early because they could not be held responsible for the death of someone inside the building they torched, and drunk drivers could not be held responsible for the family of four they killed because they had not intended to do so.
You actually will see the higher mispriced items as stories and such on consumer websites like consumerist.com; since these up-priced items are usually way over inflated, they are easily spotted as either a mistake or simply a bad deal, and the shopper will just move on. When there's a good deal though, news will spread.