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Taser: Wearable Cameras May Revolutionize Policing

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The use of non-lethal force has revolutionized policing over the past few decades. Leading the charge (pardon the pun) is Taser (NASDAQ:TASR), the manufacturer electric shocking devices or conducted electric weapons (CEWs). These devices temporarily incapacitate the criminal by the application of 50,000 volts of electricity, causing uncontrollable muscle contractions. According to the Police Executive Research Forum, incorporation of Tasers results in a 76% drop in officer injuries, and their overall use has saved over 75,000 lives to date.

Taser currently markets four models of CEWs, and sells cartridges and product line extensions that complement the CEWs. IN addition, Taser manufactures the AXON line of on-officer cameras, which record and store policing activity footage. Taser also...

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