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Police ignore Taser heart attack risk and keep firing at suspects’ chests

By Shiv Malik and Charlie Mole British police have fired Tasers hundreds of times at suspects’ chests despite explicit warnings from the weapon’s manufacturer not to do so because of the dangers of causing a cardiac arrest, the Guardian can reveal. Following the death last Wednesday of a man in Manchester after police hit him with a…

Taser International to police: don’t fire at suspect’s chest, may cause ‘adverse cardiac event’

Oh really, now — how long have I been blogging about this "electrical shock device" and the deaths, maimings and abuse heaped upon the guilty and the innocent, the elderly, the mentally disabled, the bedridden and wheelchair bound, as well as humans minding their own business on bicycles and at…

Taser abuse: how many have to die before something is done about it?

I point you over to Electronic Village, where Villager is keeping track of some sobering stats — the number of deaths due to the misuse or abuse of the Taser. We're up to 36 deaths this year, with 39% of the pre-trial, extra-judicial electrocutions and executions were perpetrated against black men,…

New 50,000-volt Taser offers capability to shock multiple ‘targets’ at once

My, my, is this what we call progress in the New World Police State? Taser International has convinced our friends across the pond to deploy the “electronic control device” in London this week, where protestors can feel the burn, as it were, if they get too out of hand. (AlterNet):…

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