Second Opinion on Tasers: Life-Saving or Deadly?

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A USA Today story cited this week by Crime and Justice News reported that police departments across the country are increasingly turning to Tasers to decrease the numbers of fatal officer-involved shootings. In many cases, the device has been a huge success. Miami and Seattle, for instance, last year recorded no fatal officer shootings for the first time in more than a decade. But the Christian Science Monitor reports that as cities increase their use of Tasers, questions are mounting about their misuse. And critics have been calling for independent tests to determine the health risks. Police agencies . . .

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