A taser was never designed to be a substitute for lethal force.
Tasers mechanically malfunction at times. A malfuction can result in the loss of innocent life.
Tasers do not always make a good connection on a person thus resulting in it not funtioning properly. This again can result in the loss of innocent
Pepper spray was not designed as a substitution for lethal foce. I was pepper sprayed directly in the eyes in the academy and I was still able to take
down a person, run a distance, grab a baton and strike a bag, run a distance, grab a radio and transmit my name, DOB and social security number
backwards without incident.
There have been many cases where an officer tried to subdue a knife wielding attacker with a taser and failed ultimately leading to them being
So to those who feel the officer should of tased the attacker let me leave you with these two scenarios.
You are at the mall with your spouse. A man corners you in a store with a knife. The police respond and order him to drop the knife at taser point.
He refuses and the cop utlizes his taser with negative results. The attacker who is now pissed sees your spouse and goes after them harming them in
Would you have prefered the officer had used deadly force in that scenario?
Would you blame the officer for not using deadly force?
Or someone threatens you a non police officer with a knife. You do not have time to call the police. He attempts to attack you and you shoot him.
Would that be okay taking into consideration citizens can purchase tasers identical to the ones police officers carry.
Why would it be okay for you to use deadly force in the scenario but not an officer?
edit on 20-8-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason
edit on 20-8-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason given)