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Amnesty International TASER Related News

From Amnesty International
Updated: December 3, 2007

© AISince 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.

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TASER Related News

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

Spring 2005:
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


Amnesty International Renews Call for Independent TASER Review (Jan. 8, 2007)

Amnesty International 2006 Report on TASER Abuse (March 28, 2006)

Amnesty International Full 2004 Report on TASER Abuse (Nov. 30, 2004)

Amnesty International's 2004 Summary on TASER Abuse (Nov. 30, 2004)

Police with TASERS Index Page



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