Is it just my imagination, or is capsicum spray being used more often these days to subdue the fractious.
There was even a case this month of NSW North Coast police letting fly with a spray in the face of one lonely, bellicose drunk.
While the TV this week showed us all that other police patrolling the tennis were using the capsicum repellent like Aeroguard.
Whatever happened to the constables of my youth who could talk almost any situation down a level or two without blasting away.
Too many American crime shows and never-die action heroes for role models these days I guess.