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This week’s vids feature a piece of police tech that’s frequently in the news these days – tasers. In one recent case, for example, an employee of a tax preparation company – who was dressed as the Statute of Liberty – was reportedly tased by officers after he allegedly resisted arrest.
The irony of that particular incident is almost too much to take, but tasers have definitely become a staple of police work in many departments. According to some industry-sponsored research, this has resulted in reduced legal liability, fewer officer and suspect injuries, as well as fewer worker’s comp claims. A counter-argument by the ACLU, however, has been that tasers are not less-than-lethal, as manufacturers and supporters claim, and instead are responsible for a number of deaths nationwide.
Controversy aside, the proliferation of tasers among law enforcement and security agencies has resulted in a variety of training standards, many of which require that officers experience being tased before actually carrying and using the weapon.
And, that gets us to the vids themselves. Enjoy!
In this first video, one officer’s “friends” decide to play a game of “tase the unsuspecting assistant.”
This second vid wins the “loudest scream” award.
And, here’s how the training pays off during an actual incident.
Have a great weekend!