posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:08 PM
a reply to: mapsurfer_
I got a nice chuckle from those videos.
It seems to me that the lesson learned is that a Taser is effective against the vast majority of people. But some people are far less sensitive than
would seem possible.
While I think there may be physiological factors involved, I believe in those cases where the Taser seems to be less than effective has more to do
with the mindset of the target. Some people have been conditioned to ignore pain, and can overcome its effect with Adrenaline. And a few people
actually find pain to be pleasurable.
This is where mental illness has to be taken into consideration when deploying a non-lethal weapon like a Taser. Some people who suffer from various
types of mental illness will present completely atypical physiological and psychological responses to these measures.
While the scientific study in the OP is quite enlightening, perhaps it would be prudent to complete another study on those people who appear to be
less affected by the Taser. The results from such a study could help law enforcement officers better determine when deploying a Taser would be
effective, and when stronger measures are indicated.