Our friends at TASER International shot us a press release this AM. Big news! The New Jersey police are tooling-up with TASERs. The Garden State was the last in these here United to prohibit the po-po from carrying stun guns. “New Jersey has approved the TASER® X26TM electronic control device (ECD) and the TASER® X2TM ECD for use by law enforcement officers in New Jersey.” Strangely enough “These models are the only ECDs to meet the criteria set forth the Attorney General’s revised policy governing the use of stun guns in New Jersey . . .
The policy requires that approved devices make a date- and time-stamped digital video recording of every instance when the device is discharged. All digital data and video recordings captured by the device must be safeguarded so that only supervisory personnel can access them as part of a prompt and thorough investigation of every discharge of an ECD.
Note to competing ECD manufacturers from the NJ AG: “If new devices become available in the future that meet the criteria, they can be submitted for testing and possible addition to the authorized list.”
Note to ambulance chasers representing clients Tased by New Jersey’s finest: good luck getting those videos. Note to NJ residents and those passing through: TASERs are not for you.
defenseproducts101.com tells us that “Any [New Jersey situated] person who knowingly has in his possession any stun gun is guilty of a crime of the 4th degree (2C:39-3).” newjerseycriminallawattorney.com tells us that getting caught carrying a stun gun won’t be fun when all’s said and done: “You may be sentenced to serve up to 18 months in prison.”
Just so you know.