Very bad. Bad to the point of being evil.
In an article called Tasers reduce injuries in police ranks [LINK], the police taser experts reveal the depths of ignorance and propaganda in the taser training.
"Tasers can operate as stun weapons at close range..." Stun has nothing to do with it. The Touch Torture mode is pure pain. The current path is so short that it does nothing except cause excruciating pain (a.k.a. torture) and cause localize burn injuries. You might as well use a lit cigarette and press that into the victim's flesh - same thing.
"There’s not enough amperage — about .00162 — to kill a mouse." Good grief. ".00162" refers (inaccurately) to the 162 milliamperes (162mA) of RMS current. Taser has tried strenuously to divert attention from this RMS value to the much lower 'average' current value of about 2mA. The reason for this switch is that 30mA is considered dangerous. Thus Taser now claims the average current and claims a 15-to-1 safety factor. 162mA RMS is normally considered to be dangerous. Make up your own mind.
"Tasers are the best compliance weapon we have." In other words: Do what I say or I will torture you. Who gave you the right to hand out on-the-spot torture? Even Judges sitting on the Supreme Court would not be allowed to hand out torture as an inducement. Your attitude is a violation of the laws against torture. You should read up on lawful force (which is a noun).
"...guidelines covered during training, including the size, age and gender of the subject, as well as the type of crime committed." Taser has clearly stated that even small, young children may be tasered. As for type of crime, apparently even failing to obey 'deserves' a 5-second torture session to induce compliant behavior... Who needs courts?
"Sgt. Jonathan Freeman, a training deputy with the Sheriff’s Office, said an officer is justified in using a Taser when he believes putting hands on a subject will lead to injuries, when the subject has an edged weapon or refuses to comply." 'Refuses to comply' can be the same thing as the victim being in a diabetic coma. This has already happened several times. Your policies are a violation of fundamental rights.
This is the sort of brainwashed so-called training being provided by the manufacturer. Appears to have had ZERO constitutional review.
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