Stupid stupid stupid.
1) Obviously - and I mean OBVIOUSLY - there will be incidents where the officer will shoot more than one set of darts into the same victim. In fact, there will eventually be incidents where two or more officers empty their X3s into the same victim. The victim is going to look like a pin cushion.
2) The original design mandate for the taser was to disable the subject so that they could be controlled. "Get in there and handcuff them..." Now you've got three subjects to try to restrain in five seconds. Make that ten, or 15, or maybe two minutes... The third subject will be at significant risk of the Blood pH issue, or perhaps the risk of respiration diaphragm exhaustion, by the time they get the first two subjects under control.
3) Constitutional violations are inherent in the design concept. For example, the first of three subjects continues to struggle and fight (let's assume this is true), even while the other two have expressed their willingness to give up. But the other two will be subjected to ILLEGAL and Constitution-Violating extra shocks (TORTURE) simply because they're wired up to the same taser as the first? WTF? Do these people think? What moron thought that would be a good idea?
Note - if the taser X3 contains design features that preclude these seemingly-obvious design issues, then please contact the blog and I'll be happy to correct (if necessary).
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