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  • Jane Blogs
    August 28, 2013 - 01:34

    The taser is NOT an "intervention" tool or less than lethal force. It is a weapon that kills or at least scars one for life as it disrupts the natural heart rhythm and nervous system of the body. As you noted, it is used against individuals to "comply" with police. Thus forcing individuals to do whatever the officer in question demands without any self defense for the individual. Your own wording shows its abuse and shows why some police are looked up on as cowards for wanting such a tool. Just because it does not kill right away does not make it an alternative for their hand gun and any officer that would be quick to use either tool shows they are unfit to wear that badge

  • Harvey
    August 22, 2013 - 08:40

    The taser is a intervention tool that is less than lethal force. When used properly it is highly effective in having a individual comply with police. Yes, there have been times when it was misused and yes there have been unfortunate incidents where some people have died after being tasered however whether this was due to merely the taser itself or other factors that the police may not have been immediately aware of, I don't know. The alternative is police to pull their firearm and what would you say is the better option then? Just saying!