Tasers








Seems like a stupid question right? But remember the old saying, ‘there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers…’ From Discovery News:

Since the advent of our nation’s pastime, there has been a longstanding tradition of the fan who thinks it will be just HILARIOUS to jump onto a baseball diamond and get his or her 15 minutes of fame before getting tackled by security guards.

On Monday, 17-year-old Steve Consalvi decided to do just that during a Philadelphia Phillies game.

Except this time, the overzealous fan who told his dad he was looking for a “once in a lifetime experience” got a little more than he bargained for: he got Tasered. It’s the first time a Taser has been used to stop a spectator who’s running on the field.

The kid’s OK, and now the Phillies and Philadelphia police are investigating whether the officer’s use of the Taser was appropriate…




So as the court system starts to regulate more and more the use of tasers by police, I have a feeling these “non-lethal” options will come into more widespread use. Here’s a video from some folks who made of a version of the Dazzler. The clip from the Homeland Security conference is pretty astounding:

Our first open source Homeland Security non-lethal weapon project — The “THE BEDAZZLER: A Do-it-yourself Handheld LED-Incapacitator”. After attending a conference where the $1 million “sea-sick flashlight” (named “THE DAZZLER”) was demonstrated by the US Dept. of Homeland Security, we decided to create our own version. For under $250, you can build your own dazzler…

Yes this project does indeed cause: Nausea, dizziness, headache, flashblindness, eye pain and (occasional?) vomiting! So don’t use it on your friends or pets…