New Taser Tech Would Electrify Cops' Shields

'Peel and stick' film can be used without raising a traditional weapon
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 6:44 AM CDT
Debi McMahon, right, celebrates with her Taser C2 during a role-playing personal safety demonstration by Angels With Attitude founder Danny Kessler at a Taser Party Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Rioters might finally have met their match: Taser International is rolling out a “peel and stick” film to electrify cops' shields—so they won’t even have to fire the gun-shaped original to render troublemakers immobile, Wired reports. The product was unveiled at a showcase that also includes shock-inducing bullets and “area denial” zappers. One blogger, er, welcomes “the day of the electric cop.”