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February 28, 2011

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Why is it that the TASER can be used on some people, subduing them immediately, while on others it does nothing until they just drop dead? Is it their ability to control the pain with their mind? Do certain drugs make them impervious to the electricity? I believe the TASER is an important piece of equipment for cops and I've been at the 'shot show' in Vegas where people had it done to them... I just don't understand why it is so ineffective on some. Any studies been done?

Why after a 4 day investigation was this man not publicly identified? Better yet, the PD had to have fingerprinted him that night at the hospital, so why did it take authorities a WEEK to notify this man's family that he was dead? Prayers to his mother and brother.

Hundreds of studies have been done on the TASERs. Most of them trying to determine how safe they are. The answer to Johnny's question is complicated but involves how much of the current produced by the TASER gets into the person and how many muscles are affected. Probe spread and location has a lot to do with it. Drugs play a role, not making them impervious to the current, but to the pain associated with the current. You would need to attend some training to fully understand all the issues.

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