Taser International, infamous manufacturer of stun guns that can kill, and serial denier of that risk, has just blinked.
They've just issued new guidelines advising that police avoid aiming towards the front chest. [LINK]
They'll try to slap some lipstick on this pig, but it's fairly clear cut that they're advising to avoid the chest. Hey Dorin, you still involved?
This is huge. This is a tacit admission of a risk that they've either known about, or should have known about, for at least several years. This is a lawsuit "free-fire zone." This is potential bankruptcy, $300M market cap compared to who knows how many associated deaths. This might even be jail time for some of those involved in denying the obvious for so long. Others may face professional misconduct and expulsion from professional societies.
To those that have argued against the message about the risk of death associated with tasers, WE TOLD YOU SO.
And the appeal of the Braidwood conclusions is revealed to be nothing but a delaying ploy - probably tied to the Stimulous Money.
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