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Putting Tasers in Schools

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I don’t know a lot about the context of this school and what the rationale might be for doing something so severe as to use Tasers against children, but I do know this: Treating people like criminals will have one major result. They’ll become criminals.

Full story here .

Tasers have already been desrcibed by the United Nations as a tool of torture and yet brainiacs all over the continent are finding new and creative places to put them to subdue ‘the people’.

I notice that the event in Winnipeg received honourable mention in this article:

The anecdotal evidence of Walczak’s argument has been striking in recent years as news media have publicized claims stemming from alleged excessive force by using Tasers. Many cases involve teenagers.

Last month, a 17-year-old Winnipeg boy wielding a knife became the youngest Canadian to die after being zapped by a Taser. His family is considering a lawsuit against authorities.

When kids start dying in high school corridors simply because hall monitors chose to use a Taser, what will we then call ‘excited delirium’? Will it become another manufactured ‘disease’ like ADHD?

United Nations: Tasers a Form of Torture

The United Nations has declared that the use of Tasers, the stun guns manufactured by Taser International, represent a form of torture when used on people.

Original Story Link .

Quotes from the story:

"The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,” the UN’s Committee against Torture said.

"In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown by reliable studies and recent real-life events,” the committee of 10 experts said.

Three men, all in their early 20s, were reported to have died in the United States this week, days after a Polish man died at Vancouver airport after being Tasered by Canadian police.

The man, Robert Dziekanski, 40, fell to the ground and died after the police officers piled on top of him.

There have been three deaths in Canada after the use of Tasers over the past five weeks.

The company that makes the weapons has said that similar deaths have been shown by "medical science and forensic analysis” to be "attributable to other factors and not the low-energy electrical discharge of the Taser".

The UN committee made its comments in recommendations to Portugal, which has bought the newest Taser X26 stun gun for use by police.

Portugal "should consider giving up the use of the Taser X26,” as its use can have a grave physical and mental impact on those targeted, which violates the UN’s Convention against Torture, the experts said.

Expect to see lots of stories and new scientician books about ‘excited delirium’ and how this ‘disease’ is the true cause of death related to Tasers.

Sask Police to hold off getting Tasers

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Regualr municipal police in Saskatchewan will not be issued Tasers because of safety concerns.

In Canada, 22 people have died in incidents related to Tasers.

Full CBC story here.

“Nobody Deserves to Die that way”: Father of Taser-teen victim

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Full CBC story link here.

No amount of description about ‘excited delirium’ or other symptoms justify this kind of abuse. Hopefully, this death is not in vain and authorities realize that Tasers are lethal weapons.

Taser International Wins Lawsuit to Change Cause of Death

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“Taser International recently started a legal campaign against medical examiners who claimed tasers contributed to the cause of death for several people. On Friday, an Ohio judge ruled in favor of the stun gun manufacturer (free registration may be required). While they do have a number of scientific studies on which they establish their claims, it’s interesting that the alternate cause of death they champion — excited delirium — appears only in police reports on the deaths of difficult or drug-addled inmates, not in medical textbooks. Of course, that may change soon — Taser is funding and promoting research on the subject. Coroner reports such as the ones in this case contributed to the UN’s opinion that taser use is torture.”