Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taser Wars

Consider a world where non-lethal ordnance makers such as Taser International mislead the public over public safety, just like Big Tobacco and Big Pharma have done in the past. Wired does a brief history of tasers. A bloody good read. Here's a taste:
A week later, he started complaining about chest pains. Saxon downloaded the memory of his pacemaker which revealed that his heart beat had synced up with each Taser pulse. For over 5 seconds, his heart beat 15 times per second, about five times faster than during vigorous exercise.

Police Commissioner Howard Broad is still a coward. Unlike every other head of police who has introduced the taser, Broad has yet to take a hit on one. Is it any wonder why?