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Out of Pandora's Box: Taser Nation

Cheryl Mendelson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime
Cheryl Mendelson

The legal use of Tasers for pain compliance -- hurting people so badly that they are rendered submissive -- is common. This is legal torture. It doesn't stop being torture, and it doesn't stop being wrong, when inflicted to make someone obey police orders.

Supreme Court Won't Review Case Of Pregnant Teen Tased 3 Times For Speeding

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has decided that it will not review the appropriateness of stun guns used by police on suspects. The high court on Tu...

Leadville Deputy Tazed 30 Students At Career Fair | Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE - Approximately 30 students voluntarily chose to be shot with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy during an annual career fair on Thursday. The Ta...

ACLU Asks Boulder Police To Change Stun Gun Policy After Tasing Of Impaired Man

The Boulder Daily Camera | Vannessa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- The local American Civil Liberties Union chapter is asking Boulder police to change their Taser stun-gun policy after witnesses saw ...

Police Sergeant Defends Tasing Of 72-Year-Old Woman (VIDEO

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A sheriff's deputy in Texas made headlines earlier this week after it was revealed that he tasered a 72-year-old woman during a traffic stop. From the...