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a reply to: FlySolo
I think a lot of these police shootings could be retaliation against the public for getting on their case about using the taser so much. So, they're killing people as a direct F.U so we won't cry about the tasers anymore.
Citizen complaints of police misconduct ticked up a bit in 2012 from the year before, but only 0.009 percent — way less than 1 percent — of all calls yielded a complaint. The number of vehicle pursuits stayed about the same, but police chased criminal suspects for shorter distances. And officers shot 76 animals last year, either to euthanize a wounded animal or stop an attack from an aggressive one.
Greensboro police used Tasers to subdue people 172 times last year — about once every other day on average. Taser usage declined 24 percent in one year and more than 40 percent since 2010