For those of us concerned about the expanded use and abuse of taser technology, we have not seen anything yet. A French company is developing a flying drone that can shoot tasers at people in large crowds.
What is most interesting about this proposal is that it would seem to finally abandon any notion of individual evaluation of a suspect’s health, age etc in the use of this technology. Officers have been criticized recently for using tasers on pregnant women and the elderly despite the risk to health. An airborne drone would be in a far too removed position to allow individualized judgments.
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Thanks for our friend Commoner for this story.