Tasers Should Be Banned Essay

  • The best option to avoid death

    I agree that unnecessary use of tasers should be banned like when a suspect is unarmed, or cooperating, and not posing any threat, but those that do...How else do you plan to stop them without shooting and killing them or being shot yourself? If a suspect is dangerous, resisting aggressively and is a threat against an officer's life, tasers are the best way to go without permanent damage to the suspect. Tasers are the safest option. Would you rather be shot and possibly killed, or tasered but still live. It is very rare in which people die from tasers.

  • Lack of self harm

    The TASER is one of the safest and most effective ways to stop someone from causing self harm due to the reach. It also can cause loss of muscle control, providing a definite way to stop someone from harming them self. A factor like this is crucial in this debate and cannot be overlooked.

  • They are responsible

    Taser International, the sole manufacturer of Taser technology for police, has financed over 200,000 tests of Tasers on volunteers and the United States Department of Defense has financed additional tests to investigate the effects of Tasers on persons with heart conditions and pacemakers. In all cases, tests have shown that, when used correctly, Tasers pose little risk of permanent damage or fatality. The various tests also indicate that both the manufacturer and the government take the risks of Taser technology seriously and are in no way dismissing the potential dangers and the concerns of human rights organizations.

  • Would you rather be shot?

    Police have two main, reasonable ways of defending themselves from potentially dangerous criminals. A taser, or a gun. So, would you rather be shot? When shooting, they must aim for center mass, which more often than not will result in a fatal wound. Really, if you haven't done anything wrong, you won't need to worry about it.

  • Would you rather be shot?

    Police have two main, reasonable ways of defending themselves from potentially dangerous criminals. A taser, or a gun. So, would you rather be shot? When shooting, they must aim for center mass, which more often than not will result in a fatal wound. Really, if you haven't done anything wrong, you won't need to worry about it.

  • Tasted or shot?

    If police didn't use Tasers they would be shooting you. You only hear about the bad and not the good. The press make sure of that. If you are unlucky enough to get the police that only want to get paid, just do what they say and don't do what they don't tell you to do.

  • Tasers use electric shocks and could potentially kill someone

    Tasers are not safe for police officers to use on people because you can die from the electric shock and can electrocute you and if i may there is a lot more deaths from tasers that could happen so i think that they should not put anyone at risk i am fully against tasers being used

  • Would you rather get shot?

    Getting taser isn't as bad as getting shot as it only shuts down your muscle for a couple of seconds sure it leaves holes in your body but so does a gun...... The only difference is that one kills and one doesn't. So make up your minds people, always taking about police shooting people for no good reason and here your saying your saying police should have tasers

  • They're useful to police!

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  • Common Get Real, Tasers are needed

    Why would anyone suggest removing the Taser, its better than getting shot! It is a lesser means of violence is always preferable, and better for both sides. These days police have to meet force with force, and it seems all the bad guys have guns, so it would be idiotic to believe that they shouldn't carry any weapons. If you pull a gun, you intend to use it, and a gun should not be used in every occasion, so obviously the use of the taser is safer than having a gun pulled on you. Their protocol should change, because it states, when all lessor means have failed you should use the gun, and they don't use pepper spray first, but then it applies to the situation. I hate when a gun is pulled on me, and I don't think anybody else does. The frequently take things to the extreme, and do not use the lessor, so like I said they need to change protocol.

  • The video released of police officers punching and Tasering a man lying on the ground speaks for itself. Once you give a weapon like this to the British police it will be used and abused as a weapon of punishment and torture. It seems only a matter of time before one of the hot–headed thugs – that now seem to constitute the majority of officers on the street – kills someone who is "resisting arrest", like this man in Nottingham.

    There is an investigation into this incident yet nothing seems likely to shake the Home Office's faith in these lethal weapons, which – it is claimed – have killed 334 people between 2001 and August 2008 in the US. Last year that apology for a home secretary, Jacqui Smith, sanctioned the purchase of 5,000 Taser stun guns at a cost of £4m. It is the first instalment of 10,000 Tasers ordered from Taser International, the American company that manufacturers the 50,000-volt weapon.

    The police were quick to see its potential. Last January officers in Llandudno, North Wales, fired the weapon at an 89-year-old war veteran who had gone missing from his care home and threatened to cut his throat with a piece of glass. Police said they took the decision to stun him for his own safety, which suggests that none of the officers present was man enough to remove the piece of glass from the feeble grip of a very old man.

    The following description from Johann Hari's column last year gives an idea of the sort of pain involved and the abuse that was already current before the mass distribution of these weapons. The quote comes from Daniel Sylvester, the 46-year-old owner of a security firm, who was walking down the street when a police van screeched to a halt.

    He didn't know what they wanted, but obeyed when they told him to approach slowly. 'I then had this incredible jolt of pain on the back of my head,' he explains. The electricity made him spasm; as he fell to the ground, he felt his teeth scatter on the tarmac and his bowels open. Then they shot me again in the head. I can't describe the pain.' (Another victim says it is like someone reached into my body to rip my muscles apart with a fork.') The police then saw he was not the person they were looking for, said he was free to go, and drove off.

    Tasers kill, as is evident in this disturbing footage of a Polish man being shot at Vancouver airport by officers of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police(RCMP). Amnesty International says that 25 Canadians have been killed by Tasers, Canada has now restricted use of the Taser gun and disallowed deployment for "excited delirium".

    What is striking is the similarity in the behaviour of the officers in Nottingham and that of the RCMP. In fact a large number of films to be found on YouTube show the same total lack of concern for people who are already on the ground and are no threat. A red mist seems to descend in the officers.

    Or is it merely panic? Certainly the shooting of the war veteran in Wales would seem to indicate that police officers are so imbued with the doctrines of health and safety that they think nothing of hurting some innocent member of the public rather than risking their own safety.

    Many believe that this is the right way round and point to an increase in violent crime. But I would argue that when there are British police officers under investigation for water torture and numerous complaints about the violent policing of the G20 demonstrations it seems only sensible that the new home secretary suspends the weapon until a full review has been completed. The Taser is bad for the police and bad for the public and it should be banned in all but exceptional circumstances.

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