Amnesty International, famous for their efforts defending the human rights of terrorists and criminals everywhere, are now, with the full support of the Source, weighing in on the subject of TASER use. The premise is that TASERS are the primary factor in hundreds of deaths among those unfortunate enough to have been Tased. The reason for the use of force is conveniently sidestepped in all but the most sensational of cases.
Over 200 people have died within a two-hour window of being hit with a TASER. However, medical examiners (aka the experts) determined TASER use to have been the primary or secondary cause in only 23 of those cases.
Police officers reside on the bleeding edge between the mostly safe, orderly society we all enjoy on a daily basis and a Third World environment where people behave as animals. Every duty shift is an act of courage for an officer. The men and women in uniform have a right and a duty to maintain order and protect themselves and others through the use of force when necessary.
TASERs save lives. Hundreds and possibly thousands who otherwise would have been shot with a conventional firearm are still alive today because the officer involved opted for a TASER instead. Nor should officers be obliged to risk their own safety by engaging in hand-to-hand tactics when there is an alternative. How can this be ambiguous for AI, the Source or anyone else?
If you're worried a police officer may hit you with a TASER, here's the bottom line. Don't commit crimes, and if an officer issues you an order, by all means comply. That's pretty much it.