The Independent Police Review Authority, a review agency created by a political city ordinance in Chicago, released a new report which claims there were 683 incidents in twelve months, ending September 30, 2010, when Tasers, also known as stun guns, were used by police officers. The 683 figure is much larger than the previous years figures of 197 usages in 2009 and only 163 in 2008. [LINK]
Do you think that tasers "saved" 683 lives in Chicago during that same 12-month period?
How about 68 lives (10%)?
Maybe seven (1%)?
Was there actually an increase in officer-involved deaths?