UN Committee Says Tasers Are a Form of Torture

The U.N. Committee Against Torture says that Tasers are a form of torture that violates the U.N.'s Convention Against Torture.

"The use of TaserX26 weapons, provoking extreme pain, constituted a form of torture, and that in certain cases it could also cause death, as shown by several reliable studies and by certain cases that had happened after practical use."

This comes after a series of Taser deaths over the past two months in the United States and Canada.

Taser International claims their product is safe and that the deaths were "attributable to other factors and not the low-energy electrical discharge of the Taser".

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Posted by Tracy on November 26, 2007 1:50 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl


Well, a shame on one end, but a relief on the other.. I do believe lots of idiots would go zapping people without reason.

A friend of mine once used peperspray in a train because she wanted to try it out, stupid git ...


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