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'''Tasers''' are stun guns used by the [[police]] in suppressing or subduing [[criminal]]s.
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'''Tasers''' are stun guns used by the [[police]] to subdue [[suspect]]s.
 
[[Image:Taser 468x342.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Policeman aiming a Taser Gun.]] The device shoots an electrode, attached by a wire to a battery, which delivers a powerful electric shock. The taser is used to subdue suspects who resist arrest, as well as for personal self-defense.  
 
[[Image:Taser 468x342.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Policeman aiming a Taser Gun.]] The device shoots an electrode, attached by a wire to a battery, which delivers a powerful electric shock. The taser is used to subdue suspects who resist arrest, as well as for personal self-defense.  
  

Revision as of 14:57, 5 January 2008

Tasers are stun guns used by the police to subdue suspects.

Policeman aiming a Taser Gun.
The device shoots an electrode, attached by a wire to a battery, which delivers a powerful electric shock. The taser is used to subdue suspects who resist arrest, as well as for personal self-defense.

It is favored by people who want to subdue a suspect or assailant without killing him, but is opposed by some people and groups (like Amnesty International). In rare cases, being shot with a taser has resulted in death. [1]

YouTube has some videos of young men resisting arrest, getting tasered, and then claiming the police used excessive force or abused their authority.


External Links

  • The Trouble With Tasers - What The Manufacturer Doesn’t Want You To Know 7 March 2007 CrunchGear. Accessed 5 January 2008.