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Saturday, November 15, 2008

taser abuse gains international attention

The Villager at Electronic Villager is keeping us up to date on the unfortunate Case study: The Death of Darryl Turner. Villager reports:

Amnesty International is tracking taser abuse as a human rights abuse issue in the United States. Since June 2001, more than 320 individuals in the United States have died after being shocked by police TASERs. Most of those individuals were not carrying a weapon. Amnesty International is concerned that TASERs are being used as tools of routine force -- rather than as an alternative to firearms.

They recently posted a case study about the taser-related death of Darryl Turner.

Hat/Tip and shout out to Villager for always keeping us informed.

1 comment:

Villager said...

Asante sana for the hat-tip. My hope is that we will have fewer and fewer taser deaths as a result of the consistent spotlight on this issue...