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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigns in wake of fatal shooting
The NAACP had called for her to step down.
The person resisted arrest, reached for the cops taser, and then ran.
"Video appears to show to the naked eye Brooks running away four, five, six, seven parking spaces before he appears to turn around and point a taser at an officer. At that point the officer retrieves his weapon from his holster and discharges it, striking Brooks. This account has been corroborated by witness interviews," said GBI Director Vic Reynolds.
Tasers are non lethal correct?
When an officer pulls the trigger, two wires with probes on the ends are released and become embedded in the person’s body. Each trigger pull results in a 5-second burst of electricity. Holding down the trigger results in a continuous flow of electricity. The devices also can be placed flush against the skin in what is known as a "drive stun." This causes pain rather than temporary paralysis and is used to get people to follow officers' commands.
The company that produces Tasers, now called Axon Enterprise, told Reuters last year that only 24 people had died from its devices. But Reuters uncovered "1,005 incidents in the United States in which people died after police stunned them with Tasers." The news organization noted that "it's impossible to know precisely what role the Taser played in many of the deaths." Reuters obtained autopsy findings for 712 of the 1,005 deaths it documented. In 153 of the cases, "Taser was cited as a cause or contributing factor in the death, typically as one of several elements triggering the fatality," according to the news organization. Deaths are rare when Tasers are used properly, according to the company.
originally posted by: notquiteright
She shouldn't have bowed down to that. The person resisted arrest, reached for the cops taser, and then ran. Racist outcome? Or result of his behavior?
Keep with your justifications. Your mind is made up and it is people like you that is part of the problem.
Comparison to alternative
Supporters claim that electroshock guns are a safer alternative to devices such as firearms. Taser International now uses the term, "less lethal" instead of "non-lethal," which does not mean the weapon cannot cause death, but that it is not intended to be fatal, and in most cases is not. Non-lethal weapons are defined as "weapons that are explicitly designed and primarily employed so as to incapacitate personnel or material, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property and the environment."
Taser safety issues