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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

103 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2010

103 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States

The publisher of the blog Electronic Village has been pointing out incidents of police taser torture for quite awhile. Electronic Village says: "The work done over the past few years by Patti Gillman and Cameron Ward continue to be the inspiration for our work." Gillman and Ward documented over 500 taser-related deaths in North America on their blog. The publisher of Tasered While Black agrees. Patti Gillman and Cameron Ward are truly an inspiration.

According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died after being shocked by police Tasers.  Electronic Village has documented 103 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2010

1 comment:

Villager said...

Thanx AAPP for sharing this with your blog readers. We continue to see these taser-related deaths. Perhaps its time that we begin to work on suggested solutions that we can advocate in a more proactive manner?

peace, Villager