I've just seen this on Sky news. Respect. I wonder what would have happened in this country. I bet we would be criticised for being aggressive, heavy handed and racist.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:41 PM
Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:02 PM
Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:57 PM
Was that a member of the public casually pitching in to help and then casually strolling away?
Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:41 AM
Dymanic effort. Not sure who was doing the filming there, but an excellent effort of a flying tackle there. A truncheon/baton through the spokes may have had a more spectacular finish though.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:33 AM
Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:20 AM
You can hold onto a person that has been tasered without too much concern. Certainly in the demonstrations on live officers there are folk to hold onto the dropping body. So long as you keep off the wires.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:48 AM
Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:25 PM
I have touched someone that has been tasered and been fine. Those as I say taking part in trials were fine too. It is different of course when coming into contact with the wires/hooks.
As an anectode, as a child I lived near a farm which had cow fields. These fields had an electric fence consisting of a single wire. If there were a chain of folk the last one would get the thump. We discovered the electric fence in the dark whilst playing one night. Kids !!!!!
Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:36 PM
I was recalling physics in school with the Van-Der-Graaf Generator. If one person touched it and others links hands, then everyone's hair stood on end !! And a defibrillator....why do they shout 'CLEAR' when they are about to shock someone's heart ? I'm not Taser trained, so I'll accept what you say.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:16 PM
You're fine with TASER. 50KV, and low amps, as CP has stated.
Don't touch the wires, or any place between where the probes get attached. Electricity takes the easiest, direct route. So if the barbs hit the body, then the arms are safe to grab hold of.
I've indirectly TASER'd a couple of colleageus who touched the wires as I was delivering a charge...........which, oddly, they won't let me forget.....
And we can always switch the thing off.............
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:58 PM
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