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Gavin Brown, on March 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm said:
It’s not volts that kill it’s the Amps…. you only need 50mA across your heart to kill you, there is enough in a 9v battery to kill you under the right conditions.
Voltage just pushes the current through you, the higher the voltage the easier the path through your body, it all depends upon your resistance, if you touch a 9v battery with your dry finger you won’t feel anything, if you wet your finger and try again you will get a current flow and you will feel it tingle. (don’t try this at home) (especially if you have a pace maker)
Originally posted by whyshouldI trustyou2619
Maybe I missed it, but what Police dept was this?
LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood police officer used a Taser Saturday to subdue a dog officers said was acting aggressively in the 2100 block of Robin Street near Plover Street.
The Taser is equipped with a video camera that was partially obscured by Patrolman Terry Lowther's hand as he pulled the trigger. The video shows the dog being shocked and biting the noose being placed around its neck. An officer then drags the dog toward a vehicle and it is shocked again.
The dog recovered and was taken to the Lakewood animal shelter.
Police and the dog warden said the dog is a pit bull, which must be registered to live in the city. The owner told police the dog, whose name is Otis, is a boxer. Daniel Kier, 36, of Plover Street, was cited for having a dangerous animal and letting the dog run loose. Kier said he was sleeping when the dog got loose.
Lowther wrote in his report that he didn't shoot the dog with his gun because it was standing on blacktop and he feared a bullet would ricochet and strike a house or three bystanders. He ordered the people away and used the Taser. Officers encountered the dog after responding to an unrelated call.
Originally posted by MIDNIGHTSUN
Jesus! I understand that as a professional, officers should follow a code of conduct. But tasing the dog twice when it has been incapacitated is just plain animal cruelty and unwarranted. Poor creature, he doesn't seem to have a owner either. I am beginning to ask myself whether officers can distinguish between right and wrong. Seems like some officers are just professional bullies and thugs.
Originally posted by Righthandofthepeople
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
50000 volts can not stop a heart. The average static electric shock is 100000 to 120000 volts... You must fear walking on carpet like its the hire wire over the grand canyon. Try talking to people in the know before you post "facts".
Wet conditions are common during low-voltage electrocutions. Under dry conditions, human skin is very resistant. Wet skin dramatically drops the body's resistance. Dry Conditions: Current = Volts/Ohms = 120/100,000 = 1mA a barely perceptible level of current Wet conditions: Current = Volts/Ohms = 120/1,000 = 120mA sufficient current to cause ventricular fibrillation Bac
When muscular contraction caused by stimulation does not allow the victim to free himself from the circuit, even relatively low voltages can be extremely dangerous, because the degree of injury increases with the length of time the body is in the circuit. LOW VOLTAGE DOES NOT IMPLY LOW HAZARD! 100mA for 3 seconds = 900mA for .03 seconds in causing fibrillation
High voltage electrical energy greatly reduces the body's resistance by quickly breaking down human skin. Once the skin is punctured, the lowered resistance results in massive current flow. Ohm's law is used to demonstrate the action. At 1,000 volts, Current = Volts/Ohms = 1,000/500 = 2 Amps which can cause cardiac arrest and serious damage to internal organs.
Try talking to people in the know before you post "facts