Taser Pros and Cons: Each Chicago Police Squad will use one but Argentinian Justice prohibit its use.
The Chicago Police Department is dramatically expanding its use of Tasers, adding several hundred more and putting them in the hands of patrol officers for the first time, officials said Wednesday.
The “stun guns” will go in every squad car to give front-line beat officers a more effective way to protect themselves and calm a disturbance.
But the electrical devices have caused controversy worldwide, with debates about their safety.
A argentine justice court ruling prevents the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police use of the controversial taser guns. The city government government will appeal the decision.
The use of the Taser (electric shock weapons) was blocked yesterday by justice of Buenos Aires. The Judge Andrea Danas, of the Court of Administrative Disputes and Tax Law No. 9, prohibited its use by the Metropolitan Police. That security force after the ruling confirmed his belief in the importance of these devices, so the city government will appeal the ruling.
The ruling stated that can cause injure “rights such as life, physical integrity and health of the people.”
The is a major controversy over these guns, manufactured by the U.S. company Taser, reiterated in many countries after the Committee against Torture of the United Nations (UN) decided against its use. That position was based on the request submitted on 22 last month by the argentinian Human Rights Watch City (ODHC).
The defenders of Taser say that violent crime in Argentina is on the increase. Sources including official police statistics clearly show an increase in personal violence towards all sectors of the public and against those providing a service to the public. In order to allow police officers to effect arrests and achieve control in violent encounters they are provided with different options. They say that “it is therefore necessary to continue to research and develop other options for officers to use in countering this serious level of threat and to allow them to establish control as safely as possible. The Taser provides another option at such situations, with a range of 21 feet and a high (operationally proven over 95%) effectiveness in incapacitating violent subjects without long term injury.” “the current delivered by the Taser is a different wavelength to the impulses that the body uses for the heart to function. As a consequence the Taser has no effect on cardiac rhythm or pumping. Modern pacemakers are designed to withstand the effects of electrical defibrillators, which are several hundreds of times more powerful than taser pulses. The Taser therefore has no effect on implantable pacemakers. In relation to external pacemakers, if a probe were to directly strike the pacemaker unit itself, it may cause a momentary effect on the unit, but it will not cause it to malfunction and will not put the subject at risk of health endangerment.
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