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    Taser used on Officer

    I found this article about a Wichita, KS PD officer that had his taser used against him.
    http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/14720008.htm
    Last edited by dlux; 06-03-06 at 09:47 AM.

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    I guess this is better than him getting his gun

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    That is actually a really good media article about the Taser, and what it does.

    I don't think it said it 'shocks" the person at all....and it never called it a "stun gun"
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    We have one alleged former officer on this site that thinks tasers should be taken away from his fellow officers. Amazing....

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    I'm amazed. That was a well-balanced media report.

    Thank God the situation didn't end with the officer losing his gun.

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    Taser video

    Here is a link to video of the local news story.
    http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/2917026.html
    Last edited by dlux; 06-03-06 at 09:48 AM.

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    What's your opinion of this story? If they are
    so safe, why are police departments banning
    the practice of testing them on each other?
    Here is some excellent research by numerous independent bodies on the use of the taser. You may want to educate yourself before saying anything else stupid.

    http://www.taser.com/savinglives/

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    That’s pretty scary. Good reason for using deadly force. Would not want to be incapacitated by a Tazer then loose control of my weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyChick
    I'm amazed. That was a well-balanced media report. Thank God the situation didn't end with the officer losing his gun.
    Or his life!
    Last edited by Crimebytes2; 06-06-06 at 12:26 PM.

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    Ah man, he got tazed on his nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff
    What's your opinion of this story? If they are
    so safe, why are police departments banning
    the practice of testing them on each other?

    http://www.mv-voice.com/morgue/2006/...uested06.shtml

    What cops already know: Tasers are unsafe

    By Aram James

    Probably the most compelling argument to date that the use of Tasers should be banned is the fact that several large police departments -- in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. -- have now prohibited testing them on fellow officers during training exercises. This is due to the proliferation of severe injuries and subsequent lawsuits by injured officers.
    Well, let's see. It is NOT required to be hit w/ a Taser to be certified, though they recommend some stepping forward to take the ride. Nor is it required for us to be shot with our handguns in order to carry them. Are we still safe with them and permitted to carry them on the streets? Absolutely.

    Does the bad guy run the risk of banging his head or other injury? Sure! Maybe he shouldn't invite the use of a Taser or a handgun for that matter. After it's all over, I'd be willing to bet that ANYONE would rather have some bumps, bruises or whatever the other complaints are than being full of bullet holes.

    The reason the departments are not "testing" them on their officers (a bogus statement in itself) is that there is a risk of minor injury that might interfere with them performing their duties or taking sick time to heal up from something that Taser does NOT REQUIRE in their training.

    So, if it's not required, and my department requires me to take a hit to carry it, AND I fall wrong and get injured, you bet I would consider suing if the situation called for it. If I'm an administrator, I sure as hell am not going to accept that risk to satisfy some officers' curiosity, etc. But I'm also sure as hell not going to take that tool away from them, either!

    This moron, like so many others in our society, envision a world without risks of any kind, where cops shoot guns out of hands or better yet, appeal to his inner child to resolve problems. They see a world where endless discussion of problems is the solution in itself and the warriors are ignorant brutes who should be locked in a cage. They see a world that just ain't there!

    Odds are, this guy's a pinko-commie bed-wetter that in his heart of hearts wants cops and bad-guys shooting it out and people dying, because it feeds their agenda of woes and disasters that need "caring, understanding people to be in charge... like him."

    Summary, this article is based on a faulty premise and oozes the ignorance of the author. I dismiss the entire thing from the first sentence. It was a waste of time to write and a bigger waste of time to read.
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    Originally Posted by Sheriff
    What's your opinion of this story? If they are
    so safe, why are police departments banning
    the practice of testing them on each other?

    Here is some excellent research by numerous independent bodies on the use of the taser. You may want to educate yourself before saying anything else stupid. We dont need to shoot, baton or OC an officer for certification. We dont need to taser them either.

    http://www.taser.com/savinglives/

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    Taser

    I did not mean to reignite the old should we have taser debate. I just thought it would suck to be hit in the nuts with a taser.
    Last edited by dlux; 06-03-06 at 09:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlux
    I did not mean to reignite the old should we have tazer debate. I just thought it would suck to be hit in the nuts with a tazer.
    Don't worry about it. Long story.

 

 

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