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Police Change Taser Policy


RE: Police Change Taser Policy

October 25th, 2009 @ 3:12PM (15 years ago)

you hit where you're looking, Capt. Meatgazer

RE: Police Change Taser Policy

October 25th, 2009 @ 8:14PM (15 years ago)

Next, a recomendation from the gun manufactures telling you to aim for the legs thereby decreasing civil litagation as well.

Tazer international is attempting to neutralize their responsibility for their product. Bottom line given the right factors and conditions the tazer will cause death. It is a less than lethal weapon. That implies there is a probability for death when this weapon is deployed.

If that is the concern, take all weapons from officers except for the "billy club." Commanders must know that all situations are fluid and never ideal. When will someone stand up and say "hey this guy/gal is bad and due force was taken." Great Job, now go home safe!

I do not believe any officer starts his/her day believing they will shoot/taze someone, let alone engage in activity that will cause death.