Tasers

The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Man Died After the NYPD Tasered Him

According to police, the man threatened officers with a glass bottle when they confronted him.
VICE Staff
11.3.16
Power

An Athlete Died After Being Tased. Are Tasers More Dangerous Than We Think?

The Taser-related death of Dalian Atkinson is still under investigation.
Madison Margolin
8.16.16
Motherboard Blog

'Human Flesh' Is No Match For 100,000 Volts of Electricity

Like a hot knife through soft butter.
Sarah Emerson
6.1.16
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
12.3.15
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
11.23.15
News

The Toronto Cop Who Killed Teenager Sammy Yatim Is Now Standing Trial for Murder

Legal experts say a conviction would be "unheard of."
Manisha Krishnan
10.13.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops in North Dakota Are Now Allowed to Arm Their Drones

A new bill bans only lethal weapons from being placed on the flying machines.
Scott Masters Pierce
8.26.15
News

A Lawsuit Claims an Alabama Girl and Her Mom 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
7.15.15
arizona coyotes

Angry Coyotes Fan Uses Taser on Glendale Mayor (For Charity!)

Ronda Pearson, the Coyotes fan who berated the Mayor of Glendale at a city council meeting, got to tase him at a charity event.
Sean Newell
6.14.15
News

A National Parks Service Ranger Tased a Man Flying a 3-Inch Toy Helicopter

"Why the hell did you shoot me with a stun gun because I flew a remote controlled helicopter?"
Jason Koebler
4.28.15
News

​How Michael Brown’s Friend Described His Death to the Ferguson Grand Jury

It started just like any other morning for Dorian Johnson. His plans were to ask his daughter what she wanted to eat for breakfast and go get high.
Allie Conti
11.25.14
News

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

Tasers, pepper spray, and other "non-lethal" or "less lethal" devices still have the potential to cripple or kill, and we need to recognize that.
Johnny Magdaleno
10.21.14
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