Police in Albuquerque are now packing the TaserX12, which the manufacturer has chipperly dubbed, "a less lethal shotgun by Mossberg." The guns cost $700 each and the rounds, which are accurate up to 100 feet, cost a whopping $150 per electrocuted (possibly dead) citizen.
According to an interview the APD did with local TV station KRQE last week, the department is "hopeful [the TaserX12] can prevent some officer involved shootings, but it's not going to prevent all of them…We're not going to stop officer involved shootings, it's going to happen still."
As of right now, only SWAT and special investigations teams have access to the nightmare guns.
Read about more horrible weapons designed to incapacitate unarmed people at AlterNet.