05 Jan

Taser diversifies its arsenal – The Economist

Police have so often been accused of using Tasers gratuitously that the firm started fitting them with digital cameras that recorded every firing. This “Taser-cam” got the firm’s boffins thinking: why not equip police with cameras that can record entire incidents (not just the brief moment when a Taser is used) and even beam the recordings instantly back to the higher-ups at headquarters?

via Taser diversifies its arsenal: Proto-RoboCop | The Economist.

Easily one of the best ideas I’ve seen Taser come up with. Great for the police departments to defend against frivolous lawsuits though also great to defend against cops doing stupid stuff. Even better is seeing the police departments publish the videos online or even stream them through Ustream or another site.

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