All the rules in the world are inadequate when put up against a corporate program of departmental infiltration and a so-called taser 'training' program that obviously is leaving the wrong impression that tasers are fun-filled toys.
Policy insufficient to overcome fun-filled taser "training" (13 January 2010) [LINK]
Wired.com Danger Room (21 January 2010):
Taser to Cops: Never Mind the Courts, Keep on Zappin’ [LINK]
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Look at the fun that they're having... Laugh-a-minute these tasers are, eh?
The attitude displayed by these guys, with their mindless grins, explains the root cause of so many problems.
This demands significant corrective action. It is a systemic problem because the entire attitude on display here originates from Taser International. There's no point speaking with these individuals. The corrective action needs to be top-down.
If this tasers-R-fun attitude is permitted to continue, then the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers will continue. And people that did nothing to justify potentially-lethal force will continue to die. And lawsuits and massive payouts will continue.
It's stupid. It's evil.
And even if you disagree with those, it's expensive.