Being tased is...well shocking!

jav6454

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Nov 14, 2007
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I've been tased. Friend of mine bought his (he was in the police academy at the time) and wanted to try it out. All it took was a nice dinner at Outback for me to agree...
 

espiritujo

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Sep 19, 2011
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I was... drunk one time and my friends betted me that I wouldn't get tased. I did. Don't regret it at all, but wouldn't suggest it again. I've also been pepper sprayed, because they said I wouldn't do it. I might actually regret that one. Yep, I'm that guy ;)
 

CoachStall

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Jun 18, 2009
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It seems if an individual is tased and didn't have people to catch them, they would be at high risk for a head injury while falling to the ground.
Part of our training is where/when not to tase people. For instance when they are on a roof or cliff edge...
 

Eldiablojoe

macrumors 6502a
Dec 4, 2009
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Part of our training is where/when not to tase people. For instance when they are on a roof or cliff edge...
Or in a puddle of gasoline... 'just saying.

I've ridden the lightening twice, once the old school type with antennae probes, and more recently an X-26. Pretty painful, but after the 5 seconds, it was over and I was just left stunned. lol.
 

jknight8907

macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2004
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Hudson Valley NY
Or standing on concrete?
People are usually tazed because they have become a danger to officers or other bystanders. There is a chance they may be injured during the process. The alternative is to be shot, or have the officer subdue the person with batons or other hand-to-hand methods. Those methods pose a much greater danger to the officer than the hands-off taser use. The person being tazed may be injured in the process, however that comes with the territory of doing something worth of being tazed for. Much better than the officer getting injured. Don't want to get tazed on concrete? Don't do something that will get you tazed.
 

CoachStall

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 18, 2009
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Indy
People are usually tazed because they have become a danger to officers or other bystanders. There is a chance they may be injured during the process. The alternative is to be shot, or have the officer subdue the person with batons or other hand-to-hand methods. Those methods pose a much greater danger to the officer than the hands-off taser use. The person being tazed may be injured in the process, however that comes with the territory of doing something worth of being tazed for. Much better than the officer getting injured. Don't want to get tazed on concrete? Don't do something that will get you tazed.
Bingo
 

jknight8907

macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2004
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Hudson Valley NY
It seems like almost anything could get you tased these days.
Mistakes are made sometimes. The tens of thousands of legitimate tazings every year don't make the news. In most cases, the people who are tazed when a lesser force could have sufficed were usually somewhere or doing something that they shouldn't have been doing anyway. Not that that is justification or cause for a misuse of police power, but as an old teacher used to say, 'if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas'. That is to say, choosing to live right on the edge of what is legal will eventually catch up with you, whether you really deserved it at the moment or not.
 
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mobilehaathi

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Aug 19, 2008
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Mistakes are made sometimes. The tens of thousands of legitimate tazings every year don't make the news. In most cases, the people who are tazed when a lesser force could have sufficed were usually somewhere or doing something that they shouldn't have been doing anyway. Not that that is justification or cause for a misuse of police power, but as an old teacher used to say, 'if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas'. That is to say, choosing to live right on the edge of what is legal will eventually catch up with you, whether you really deserved it at the moment or not.
Suffice it to say that we have some divergent opinions, as I don't feel like having a PRSI conversation. :)

I'll leave it at this: I'm glad the people who are doing the tasing are at least experiencing it themselves as part of training.