CBC Doczone ~Tasered 2010 02 18 Ekolb
Ten years ago, the Taser® was hailed as the defining breakthrough in modern policing – a weapon that would allow police to subdue “even the largest and scariest people on the planet” without engaging in violent confrontation … a 21st century weapon that would temporarily incapacitate 100% of the time, but never kill.
‘Non-lethal’ declared the company’s promotional material in 1999. The company’s word was enough. Police departments embraced the new and promising technology.
A decade later, more than 400 people have died in North America ‘proximal to Taser use.’ That is raising doubts about those early claims. Human Rights groups clamor for more independent research into the weapon and national standards for its use. Newspaper editorials demand the kind of testing that they say was not done those ten years ago. Today the Taser is described as ‘less-lethal’ and capable of causing of injury.
Tasered takes a comprehensive look at the Taser after ten years. The documentary examines the Taser from within a major Canadian metropolitan police department – the Calgary Police Service (CPS). They have been using Tasers for more than 4 years. And they’ve been keeping what are arguably among the most comprehensive ‘use of force’ statistics in North America since they adopted its use.
Tasered is produced, directed and written by Lynn Raineault for CBC’s DOC ZONE. Executive Producers are Matt Gillespie and Joe Novak.
Format : AVI
Length : 349 MiB for 44mn 1s 808ms
Source : HDTV
Codec : XviD
Language : English CA
Subtitles : None
Genre : Documentary
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 960 Kbps
Aspect : 624 x 336 (1.857) at 29.970 fps
Audio #0 : MPEG Audio at 134 Kbps
Infos : 2 channels, 48.0 KHz
Feb 20, 2010, 07:11:08
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