Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 6 Sep 2007.
Can't they use those spiderman style sticky nets that they shoot out and envelop the perp?
they look well fun!
I've seen the vid before.
What's interesting is that the guns are being issued to officers without firearms training. Once again the assurances that the public were given about the extent of a law enforcement measure are being disregarded.
The danger is that they will be routinely used for punishment purposes. If I was hauling in some yobbo who had given one of my mates a kicking last month, I know there'd be a temptation to decide that he was dangerous and needed tasering.
That temptation will EASILY be took!
"Officer, how did you decide that the man was no longer a threat to you?"
"When the taser battery was flat."
Didn't the guy in the video used to be in "The Bill" Bob Cryer I think??
Did anyone notice the following from the vid:
1) "I have come to try out the taser out for myself, to literally put my body where my mouth is"
2) he had a twitch in his left eye before he got tasered and it moved to his right eye after.
I don't think he was tasered at all.
Why doesn't the guy holding the taser doesn't point it at him - and doesn't seem to fire it?!
And wouldn't you expect the guys holding his hands to get a jolt (I'm not a physicist so may be wrong on that one).
More factually "the batteries failed"
Kids round Ashton carry these as self defence - or more accurately as a deterrent. Apparently the buzz given off at night is enough to guarantee safe passage without having to use one.
Well, I'm not a physicist either, but surely the current would flow between the two barbed darts fired into the Chief Constable (could we see the puncture marks for verification purposes please ) and as the human body is not a very good conductor, the brave officers who volunteered to pick their boss up would be perfectly safe.
I'm sure there's no truth in the cynical suggestion that the Chief only got a "mini burst" as opposed to the 25 seconds to the goolies that Dirty Dai from Rhyl will get as soon as the force catches up with him.
Yeah it's obviously a very safe technique as there will always be two very helpful boys in blue there to lower the offender gently to the ground.
I thought it was a very good conductor being mostly water? Plod wearing thick-soled boots or shoes would act as a good insulator though, preventing the route back to earth.
Water is not a conductor! Water containing salt is though and the human body contains salts. However, because of mass of tissues, the body is not a continuous medium and is therefore a very poor conductor. If you don't believe me try constructing a circuit using part of your body. You need a short discharge path and a high PD to create a current.
The use of thick soled boots is irrelevant as what matters is the potential difference between the two barbs. If this were not the case, then the taser would be useless against any hoolie wearing thick trainers.
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