Since June 2001, there have been more than 270 TASER-related deaths [as of Dec. 3, 2007, 307 TASER deaths in America..Ken] in the United States.
AI is concerned that TASERs are being used as tools of routine force--rather than as weapons of last resort. Rigorous, independent, impartial study of their use and effects is urgently needed.
October 24, 2007:
Florida Report on TASER Incident Underscores Need for Stricter Guidelines on Stun Gun Use, Says Amnesty International
Oct 10, 2007:
Amnesty International Releases its Briefing on Tasers Submitted to the US Justice Department
Oct 3, 2007:
Amnesty International Statement to Chief of Police J. Mondopoulos Concerning the Case of Heidi Gill
Sept 18, 2007:
Use of Stun Gun on Student 'Belong's in the Ripley's of Poor Policing,' Says Amnesty International USA
Jan 8, 2007:
As Taser International Unveils Newest Civilian Stun Device, Amnesty International USA Renews Call for an Independent Safety Review
Aug 16, 2006:
Amnesty International Condemns Los Angeles Police Commission's Decision to Purchase $7 Million in Tasers
Jun 14, 2006:
Amnesty International USA Applauds Justice Department Review of TASER-related Deaths, Calling it 'a Good First Step'
Mar 28, 2006:
TASER-Related Deaths Increasingly Frequent; Total Exceeds 150, Reports Amnesty International
May 23, 2005: Third So-Called "Independent" TASER Study Linked to Manufacturer
Apr 1, 2005:
TASER-Related Deaths Hit Triple-Digits as Manufacturer (TASER) Grossly Exaggerates the Number of Lives Saved By TASERs
Aftershocks–amnesty INTERNATIONAL Magazine's Article About the Risks of Taser International's "Non-Lethal" Weapon
Feb 9, 2005:
14-Year-Old Chicago Boy Goes Into Cardiac Arrest After Being Shot With TASER
Feb 16, 2005:
Amnesty International USA Welcomes IACP and DOJ Investigation as First Step in Evaluating Risks and Potential Merits of TASERs
Nov 30, 2004:
Amnesty International Report Examines TASER Use by Law Enforcement, Finds Rising Death Toll, Rampant Human Rights Abuses, Ill-Treatment and Torture
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