Tasers pose new problems for doctors

Oh goody, more good news about tasers. From twisted testicles to babies electrocuted in the womb, Tasers are presenting emergency departments with unprecedented injuries, a paper by a New Zealand doctor shows. Tasers, which are being introduced into New Zealand and Australian police forces as an alternative to firearms, paralyse a person by delivering electrical […]

Lawsuit: Cops tasered 3 kids, threatened one with sodomy

You get what I’m sayin? You give bullies a weapon that leaves no marks, you create monsters. A shelter for adolescents in southern Illinois is suing the local sheriff’s office for what it describes as an unprovoked attack by two police officers on four children, three of whom were tasered, and one of whom was […]

Key: All frontline staff will get Tasers

Well, that didn’t take them long. Funding for the roll-out of electric stun guns to frontline police officers will be included in the Budget, Prime Minister John Key said yesterday. Mr Key confirmed funding for frontline officers to get the less-than-lethal weapons is included in the Budget. The government will also consider gun control measures. […]

First cops armed with tasers

More than 500 people died last year after they had been tasered in North America alone. People have been tasered for sitting in the wrong place at a football game,  getting irate and anxious after being held for long period on airports, for asking pertinent questions of politicians and for not complying with unlawful requests […]