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The rate of deaths in Taser-related incidents is rising as police forces increasingly adapt the conducted energy weapons, a Raw Story analysis finds.
A 2008 report (PDF) from Amnesty International found 351 Taser-related deaths in the US between June, 2001 and August, 2008, a rate of just slightly above four deaths per month.
A database of Taser-related deaths maintained at the African-American issues blog Electronic Village counts 96 deaths related to the use of Tasers since January, 2009
When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
All the above said, I would like to see a side by side comparison of the amount of suspects shot to death, and the amount of suspects tazered to death. I would also like to see what percentage of suspects die when shot, and what percentage die when tazered. If the tazer percentages are comperable, or worse than the shooting deaths, then something is really wrong.