Don't Tase Me, Bro'!

One lefty blogger who makes me sick with envy is, of course, digby, who has today taken on an issue guesting for Greenwald that I’ve wanted to write about for a while now: Tasers. Very nice work of course, which said everything I would have said. This country really needs to take a skeptical look at the use of these weapons, which are supposed to preclude the use of deadly force. However, these suckers aren’t always set to “stun.” Sometimes, they kill. But since police don’t think of them as a potentially fatal weapon, law enforcement does sometimes tend to use them a bit liberally. Not to mention, there are some civil liberties issues to be considered regarding the use of these bizarre weapons. Nice piece by digby, thanks.

3 thoughts on “Don't Tase Me, Bro'!”

  1. If you want to keep up with the controversy over tasers there are four very good blogs which I visit almost every day. They are:-
    Exicited-Delirium.com http://excited-delirium.blogspot.com/.
    Tasered While Black http://taseredwhileblack.blogspot.com/.
    Tasered While Latino http://taseredwhilelatino.blogspot.com/.
    TNT – Truth … not TASERS http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/.

    The two tasered while non-white blogs only get updated occasionally while excited-delirium.com and TNT are worht browsing more frequently. Excite-Delirium goes into detail about possible mechanisms by which tasers kill, while TNT has covered the Braidwood Inquiry in detail. I recommend viewing the archives of both blogs.

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