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Canada Probes Taser After Another Death

Larry Fedja | 24.11.2007 13:23 | Repression | Social Struggles | Birmingham | World

A Canadian parliamentary committee and a provincial government each launched a review into the use of hand-held stun guns amid reports of another death following a shock from one of the devices.

kill the taser not people
kill the taser not people

The latest death was of a 45-year-old man at a jail near Dartmouth. On Oct. 14, a Polish man who had just taken his first flight died after he was stunned twice by police at Vancouver's airport - an incident caught on video that elicited international outrage.

More than a dozen people have died in Canada after being hit with Tasers in the last four years. However, the manufacturer of Taser guns says they have never been conclusively linked to any deaths in Canada.

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