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Breaking Tasers

Mentioned the guy on TV who resisted a Taser. Well, this cop, during testing, manages to draw and fire a gun while being tasered.

8 Responses to “Breaking Tasers”

  1. John Smith. Says:

    Why did he say civilian model… Let me guess the power level is significantly less then the police model…

  2. The Packetman Says:

    There are always going to be a small percentage of the population who are going to better at handling any kind of pain, be it Tasers, CS gas, or compliance holds.

    Served with a gent in USMC who would crack walnuts with his forehead, then crush the last two in his hands.

    Yeah, I’m still waiting to see his name in the paper!

  3. John Smith. Says:

    Was his name Kenneth???

  4. The Packetman Says:

    Nope … a brig chaser named Bob M. Joined my reserve unit around ’89.

  5. Sebastian The Blogless Says:

    Unless I’m mistaken resistance to pain won’t help you resist the taser better than anyone else. If your nervous system is being overridden, the pain isn’t the problem.

  6. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    Yeah, there’s pain, then there’s electricity, especially the high voltage type. I used to crush walnuts in my hand as a child (seriously), live with frequent level 10 pain with my sciatica, can even grunt off a kick in the nads and hurt the guy to death. Been cut to the bone, drilled holes through my fingers, whatnot. However, I’ve been bit by various voltages, AC and DC, that have totally overwhelmed my control.

  7. divemedic Says:

    The 3rd generation Tasers don’t work by pain compliance, they work by making the nerves and muscles refractory to stimulus. All of our cells work by electrical changes, continuously charging and discharging small electrical charges.

    The problem here is that electricity travels from point to point, so if the nerve/muscle that is to be incapacitated is not in the electrical path between the electrodes, that muscle/nerve will not be incapacitated.

    This is why police officers deploying a Taser are always backed up by cops with actual firearms.

  8. divemedic Says:

    Oops- forgot to add: The Taser overrides the electrical charges by keeping the cells in a depolarized state, in essence jamming the signal, and keeping them from being able to function.