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.Twenty Inch said: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.
Patrick Stevens said: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.
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.Intelligenthamster said: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).
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.pw2389 said: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.