Tasers

Dalian Atkinson

Former Aston Villa Striker Dalian Atkinson Dies After Being Tasered By Police

Beloved of Aston Villa fans for the heroics of his early ‘90s heyday, Atkinson has been identified as the man who died after being tasered by police in Telford on Monday morning.
UK Sports Staff
8.15.16
News

The Police Have Used Tasers on Children Hundreds of Times

Bad news if you think electrocuting kids is not cool.
Dan Hancox
4.22.16
Stuff

​The Taser Is America’s Favorite Less-Lethal Weapon

At a time when police shootings dominate the news, the notion that Tasers are a safer way to subdue suspects than gunfire is a welcome one. If only it were so simple.
Lucy Steigerwald
12.4.15
Film

The Filmmaker Who’s Taking on Taser

A new documentary criticizes TASER International and the studies behind the company's safety claims.
Christie Thompson
11.24.15
News

Why Police Can Whack You with Sticks, But Not Spray You with a Water Cannon

Theresa May won't let the police use water cannons, but are her safety concerns for real? Or Does she just want to annoy Boris Johnson?
Wail Qasim
7.27.15
News

A Lawsuit Claims an Alabama Girl and Her Mum Got Tasered After the Teen Had a Seizure at a Rap Concert

Even after a year defined by allegation after allegation of horrific police brutality, this one is tough to fathom.
Allie Conti
7.16.15
News

Two Students Are Being Taken to Court by Warwick University for Allegedly Starting an Occupation

The university management are trying to get an injunction that would allow them to clear the occupation and ban the occupiers from protesting on campus for the next year.
Robert McCallum
12.12.14
News

There’s No Such Thing as a 'Non-Lethal' Weapon

It's a misleading label for potentially deadly devices.
Johnny Magdaleno
10.22.14
Bad Cop Blotter

Anonymous US Border Patrol Agents Keep Killing People

46 people have died at their hands since 2005.
Lucy Steigerwald
9.15.14
Here Be Dragons

Why We Shouldn't Trust UK Police with Tasers

Friendly British Bobbies are coming for you with their stun guns.
Martin Robbins
9.16.13
Bad Cop Blotter

Stop Tasering Us, Police Bros

Tasers are a crutch for mean or lazy cops.
Lucy Steigerwald
8.20.13
Bad Cop Blotter

End the War on Baby Deer

Authorities in Wisconsin recently euthanised a fawn named Giggles. Bad cops!
Lucy Steigerwald
8.6.13
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