Another fake demonstration of purported 'safety'. Real men take their demo taser hits directly into the chest - a full 31 second blast. Only wussies take their demo taser hits in their back.
[Correction: Sorry - I forgot about puffters. Make that "...wussies AND puffters..."]
The Police Association President Randolph Wierenga says tasers are perfect to fill the gap between lethal and non-lethal force. [ibid]
That gap also seems to be about where their real-world safety lies too; somewhere in-between lethal and non-lethal.
It certainly makes for a more interesting day when you never quite know exactly what will happen when you pull the trigger.
- Will it work, or will it fail?
- Will the subject fall down, or just ignore it?
- Will the subject live, or will he die?