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      05-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #47
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Anyway, back to the topic of converstation:

Department of Justice seems to think Tasers are better and less likely to result in injury than the alternatives.

I guess the key there would be the fact that it's dependent on proper use. If an entire department drains their batteries on one guy, then yeah, his chances of being killed are higher than intended. But that goes for any sort of enforcement, be it from the taser, baton, tackling/submission, etc....

LEO's definitely get the short end of the stick here. Protection for (alleged) perps seems to be a higher priority than the safety of the LEO's themselves. The taser provides a huge advantage in that regard.