Archive for Taser
An inquiry report released Tuesday concludes (name withheld) who died in November 2008 of “excited delirium” (totally bogus term coined by Taser International, manufacturer and seller of stun-guns) was brought on by cocaine in his body. Read the rest of this entry »
OTTAWA – An international human rights report fingers the RCMP use of Tasers, noting that the controversial stun guns are the subject of a public inquiry in Canada and that six people died last year after being stunned by police.
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A “Taser” is an electroshock weapon meant to stun (not kill) a targeted “subject” (a.k.a. HUMAN BEING) from a distance. Almost 1,000 deaths! (so far.)
Currently there are two main models, the M26 and X26. Both come with various “accessories” (who DOESN’T love accessories!!), including a laser sight and mounted digital video camera that can record in low light situations. Taser International is also marketing a civilian model called the C2. (PROFITS!)
Taser is also in talks with the US Marine Corps in creating the “XREP” (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile), a wireless taser round that can be fired from a shotgun. (Holy Crap!) it’s ROBOCOPS!
If you think law enforcement use of tasers isn’t a problem, you have not been paying attention.
People have died due to taser use, been damaged due to taser use, and law enforcement accountability is nowhere to be found. Incidents, most would agree, should have never happened.