As was previously posted, on the horizon there's a new alternative to the sometimes-deadly, randomly-ineffective Taser.
The DAZER LASER is supposed to temporarily (?) blind and disorient the subject using moderately-powerful laser flashes.
I think it's obvious that this technology has to be inherently safer than blasting the subjects with 50,000 volts and "2 mA average" (150+ mA RMS, probably 30-50 mA Effective). Other than secondary effects such as falling, eye injury is probably the major concern. Although inducing fatal seizures in some populations should be carefully considered, and such explicitly-quantified risks disclosed in a prominent manner.
Another huge advantage of a DAZER would be that if someone actually is blinded at the exact time that they were DAZER'ed, nobody but nobody would be so gullible, naive and stupid to accept that the explanation was "Sudden Blindness During Restraint".
"Excited Blindness", anyone?
NOTE - This does not constitute endorsement of the DAZER LASER product / concept. But I'm open minded.
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