The Smith’s believe that more than 500,000 police officers have them and now speculate that it has become the officer’s weapon of choice. It is the use of electricity to subdue a potential suspect without having to resort to the blunt force of a billy club or the deadly force of a fire arm.
The Taser uses compressed gas to fire two small darts attached to copper wires. When they pierce the skin, electric current flows through the body seizing up the muscles forcing the suspect to crash to the ground screaming in pain. It is a whole new device, a new way to control people.
His own study found instances of what he calls, “lazy cop syndrom.” I call it “Lets juice him and laugh and ask questions later.” Cops use this thing like they were making a Jack Ass video. Most citizens don’t even know it is coming and unlike the traditional billy clubs that leave swelling and black and blue marks, you just have to wait for the person to shake the shock off. No visible marks anywhere. It’s your word against mine! The cops use the Taser instead of proper police proceedures. We could make SerpicoII with this new corruption.
Some say that it has changed the face of police work forever. It is true that people are still alive today because of this less lethal device.
The first Taser was invented by space scientist John Cover. He designed it to look like a flashlight fired by using gunpowder. It is named from a old science fiction book called, Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle. The Thomas A Swift Electric Rifle (TASER)
It puts out about 2.1 million amps of a jolt which is a very low current and runs on a digital camera sized battery. So, the voltage is high and the amount of currant is low. That is the difference between being electrocuted and living to tell about it. Police have tased over 100 million individuals. You Tube has many videos of this type of torture. 485 people have died from the over use of the device.
Do they make the most dangerous of situations safer? Or is it a beastial way to torture people?