I stole this comment from the Truth ... Not Tasers blog [LINK].
Critical Mass wrote:
The Truth is that in a typical career as a police officer, the lethal gun will never be used, and that correlates pretty well with the 100 [times ratio of] Taser uses, versus the use of a firearm by a law enforcement professional.
None of my friends in Law Enforcement (over 10 persons) have ever fired their service guns in a police confrontation.
I have often alluded to the fact that many well-meaning law enforcement professionals who relied on their Taser Training and actually believed their Tasers could not cause death, and then saw their suspect die on the ground, writhing in pain and screaming, are burdened with a lifetime of knowing and suspecting that they caused the death of a human being who had not been charged, convicted or sentenced for any crime. Many of these police officers suffer in silence, and they too are "Taser Victims".
The "Lies Promoted/Sanctioned by Taser International" have real victims on both ends of a Taser use ~ The Officer involved in a Homicide, as well as the guiltless dead soul on the receiving end of a fatal electric torture shock.
Victims at both ends of the taser wires: one dead, and the other feeling damaged and deceived.
It's a very good point.
I wonder if and when one of those '2nd victims' will get around to speaking out about their feelings? So far it's been silence.
And maybe it's a new class of lawsuit ("I thought you told me this thing was 'safe'?") against the supplier of the training?
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