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  • New report finds widespread abuse of Tasers by New York police

    New report finds widespread abuse of Tasers by New York police
    There’s a new report out by the New York Civil Liberties Union warning that police in that state are “consistently misusing and overusing Tasers.” An NYCLU official said the organization’s study “shows that police officers...
  • Injured Dallas cop sues Taser, raises questions about training safety for officers

    Injured Dallas cop sues Taser, raises questions about training safety for officers
    Those who have been through a Taser zap describe it has five seconds of pure pain, having 50-thousand volts of electricity pumped through the body. But, it isn't just the public or suspects who are Tasered. For some in law enforcement it is a required...
  • Violent patients: Hospitals on the front lines

    A mentally ill person who hasn't taken his medicine is brought to a hospital emergency department and begins cursing and throwing wild punches at nurses and doctors. Is that person a patient needing firm, appropriate health care or a potential criminal...
  • Modesto Police Packing New Body Cameras

    Modesto Police Packing New Body Cameras
    Modesto Police have a new way to keep an eye on crime and fellow officers. They’re small, light-weight, durable video cameras that attach to an officer’s lapel, helmet, or glasses and records the officer’s point of view. The cameras are...
  • Hitting the target question on a Taser story

    Hitting the target question on a Taser story
    Often, a story answers some questions and then leads to a few more. In January, the Tribune published my story detailing a steep rise in police use of Tasers in the suburbs.   Just after that story ran, I sat down with editors to brainstorm other...
  • Many civilians chosing less-lethal weapons

    Many civilians chosing less-lethal weapons
    With a push of a button, Carol Jara is ready to zap an attacker with her new stun gun. She considered getting a handgun, but decided against it. "I don't feel that comfortable thinking that I could kill someone," said Jara, 26, who lives in Miami and...
  • Zap! You're on Taser Cam

    Zap! You're on Taser Cam
    How often do you get to see video of a 6-foot-4 naked jogger in swimming goggles getting stunned by a Taser? A tiny digital camera attached to an officer's electronic weapon and used by fewer than a dozen law-enforcement agencies in Florida now makes...
  • Fort Worth Offers $2 Million Settlement in Taser Death Case

    Fort Worth Offers $2 Million Settlement in Taser Death Case
    The city is offering record-setting $2 million settlement to the family of a mentally ill man who died after being shocked by a Taser, even though the police officer involved has not been cleared of wrongdoing, city officials said. Fort Worth city...
  • Mayor Johnson: "Reasonable Suspicion" Troubling Line In Arizona Immigration Reform

    Mayor Johnson: "Reasonable Suspicion" Troubling Line In Arizona Immigration Reform
    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says a proposed city resolution that would call for a citywide boycott of businesses based in Arizona will be brought before the city council for consideration in two weeks. The idea was brought before the city council...
  • History of Taser

    1974: Jack Cover invents the Thomas A. Swift Electronic Rifle, or Taser, in Arizona. The stun gun uses gunpowder to shoot darts trailed by wires connected to a power pack in the gun. 1991: Arizona brothers Rick and Tom Smith look for a nonlethal way...