AI Calls For Taser Ban
TalkLeft has reported (here and here and here) that police may be tempted to rely on Tasers, a "non-lethal" weapon, in situations where lesser force would suffice. TalkLeft has also reported (here) that Tasers may not be as "non-lethal" as the manufacturer claims.
Amnesty International has joined the growing symphony of voices calling for a ban on Tasers until the weapon's safety can be independently evaluated. The group contends that 70 people have been killed by "non-lethal" Tasers.
In a report released Tuesday, Amnesty International says "police abuse Tasers" and recommends authorities "stop using them until scientific evidence can show they don't kill."
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