First study to test real-world effects of stun gun use raises questions about safety
See [LINK] and the Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK].
I told you that 2009 would be 'an interesting year' (in the Ancient Chinese Curse sense) for Taser.
I'm not sure if it's really the very "first" study regarding these questions. Look at this post [LINK] for my 30-minute 'study' (I know, I know...) about what happened in Canada during late 2007. This was the period when the Canadian police eventually figured out that the public was totally outraged that they had killed Mr. Dziekanski with the taser, and the police were forced to scale-back their real-world taser spree. Once they stopped being associated with so many people dying-while-tasered (four in two months), it was as if peace broke out (from the viewpoint of either side).
My duh-obvious conclusion at the time was that tasers appeared to associated with people dying. And when the tasers were (more) holstered during the first half of 2008, nothing bad happened. Even the police were safer it turns out. Facts are facts.
But perhaps it was all just a strange coincidence...
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