AI Calls For Taser Ban

by TChris

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."

Other troubling reports of Taser abuse appear here and here.

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