Tag Results for taser (6)

  1. Taser Use Leads to Another Fatality

    While the stun gun has been immensely successful in lowering the number of fatalities in confrontations between law enforcement officers and those suspected of criminal behavior, its record is far from perfect. In recent times, use of the most popular brand of the weapon, the Taser, has created an ongoing controversy. Now, add another black mark to its record. The Pioneer Press of Minneapolis/St. Paul reports that Minnesota State Patrol officers attempting to subdue an "uncooperative" motorist involved in a traffic accident yesterday used a Taser on him and that he subsequently died. The fatality in Minnesota …

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  2. Forward Bias

    September 21, 2007 This weekâ''s theme: Donâ''t Tase Me, Bro First, my defense. Thereâ''s a reason I am jumping on this bandwagon, and itâ''s because Spectrum has an upcoming article about tasers in the December 2007 issue. Mark Kroll and Patrick Tchou explain what exactly is involved in freezing up the human skeletal muscles without disturbing the heart. (Wellâ''theoretically.) Kroll is an expert on heart implants and medical devices who sits on Taserâ''s board. Chou is a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and the author of a critical perspective pointing out the unknowns and potential dangers of ECDs, …

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