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Tasers are, very often, used to apply torture. The word torture is very clearly defined in the applicable UN convention (Google the word and you'll find the definition).
The taser's output is so far and away above 'severe' pain that there's no room for arguing about that.
Even the courts are not permitted to use Taser Torture as a punishment. It amounts to barbaric and unethical medieval-style torture. An electrical bull-whip. Good for keeping the people in line, frightened and obedient...
Lawyers should track taser usage statistics in various cities and if the numbers indicate prejudicial (in both meanings of the word) Taser Torture, then don't bother asking questions.
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