He wont. Cops arent required to be responcible for their actions, and since tasers stand a pretty low chance of permanently injuring someone, its ok to use them just to gain compliance. So its perfectly ok to be trigger happy with a taser.ZX6R1033 said:I hope he loses his job. I'm getting sick of seeing police tase people and get away with it.
If a cop's doing something unworthy I'd be on the cell phone lickety-split to a 911 operator since I know those calls to be recorded and stored.
Absolutely true, but if you say loudly you're getting your phone to call 911 on him and do it slowly, you've got some great grounds for a tidy lawsuit.ZX6R1033 said:My response is the same... but in this particular situation, it wouldn't have mattered. He would have gotten tased for reaching into his pocket. At that point, The tase would have had legit backing.
Yep. They've become to quick to use them, IMO.ZX6R1033 said:...Personally, I think it's time we take tasers away from cops.
Vash said:No reason to take them away, but they need to modify the training. Its a great tool if used as an alternative to a side arm. But its rediculous to use it as an alternative to repeating yourself.
The simplest solution is make them go thru the same buerocratic crap (paper work, and whatever else) when they use their taser as when they discharge their firearm. Most wont be near as quick to use it if they know they will have to fill out a ton of paper work, and who knows what else.
So the current training basically relies on compassion? Show someone how much it hurts in the hopes they wont do it to someone else? No wonder it doesnt do much good, people look at it as a right of passage.ZX6R1033 said:Do you know if their training still requires them to be tased? I remember talking to a friend of mine, who is a VT state trooper, about the training. He was telling me that although it is over almost instantaneously after the tasing has stopped, it such intense excruciating pain that he would NEVER do that to another human being unless he absolutely HAD to.
It just seems to me, after hearing that, like these guys might not be required to go through that before being issued the tasers. I am curious to know, though.