This study [LINK] seems to provide an explanation for the strange reaction of some members of the public when the media reports that another person has been taser-tortured within an inch of their lives. With every such news report, no matter how outrageous the taser torture [LINK] , there will always be some folks adding comments that the person "got what they deserved".
Now that I understand that such reactions are simply non-cognitive, unthinking, reptilian brain stem responses, I will try to be more patient with those folks.
The study also provides another explanation as to why police love their tasers. Let the suspect wriggle around on the ground in utter agony, and it actually makes the suspect appear to be more guilty. What could be wrong with that?
In fact, for those that are using higher brain functions, this study raises serious concerns about the justifications for, and outcomes of, using tasers to apply street-level torture, both moral and legal.
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