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Stephen Coleman: The Moral Dangers of Non-lethal Weapons

TEDxCanberra, Filmed Sept 2011; Posted Feb 2012

Pepper spray and tasers are in increasing use by both police and military, and more exotic non-lethal weapons such as heat rays are in the works. At TEDxCanberra, ethicist Stephen Coleman explores the unexpected consequences of their introduction and asks some challenging questions.

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Added: Feb-8-2012 
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Tags: Stephen Coleman, ethicist, pepper spray, tasers, heat rays, police, military, non-lethal, weapons, moral danger, unexpected consequences, TEDx
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (load item map)
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  • Cops today reach for their tasers before their common sense

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  • Yup. They are instruments of torture. That is how they are designed. The perfect non lethal instrument would be something that gets the target high. Sort of just, makes them feel nice and passive, with no will to harm anyone, and of course, it cannot be overdosed. It would remove the threat without anyone getting harmed, and it cannot be used for torture.
    These are not intruments that are supposed to be used to make the target submit to police or anyone else, but as this guys says, an alternati More..

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    • @wellybub If you weren't a shitbag criminal, you wouldn't have to worry about it. The real problem with non-lethal weapons is that they are non-lethal.

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    • @lonewolf6972

      I agree. Allow concealed carry and crime decrease.

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    • @wellybub Haha, figures the pathetic junkie leftist would whine and cry about criminals being oppressed, and suggest getting them stoned as an alternative.

      Please don't breed...

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  • Australia has one of the highest crime rates in the western world, some 4 times higher violent crime than the USA...i think they need to crack up the lethal force.,

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  • Fucking liberals. The problem is that some people just don't give a shit. No matter how well you treat them, they want to hurt, steal, and rebel. Concealed carry is a good way to make the crime rate drop. Do the research. Criminals have it way too easy, and the cops get all the blame.

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  • The more you bash the hippies, the better it is

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  • How about the morality of removing non-lethal options and leaving police or soldiers with nothing but their gun?

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  • they're not talking about crooks thieves and bad eggs. they are talking about protesters,groups of their own citizens!

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