Taser International legal challenge

Taser International legal challenge

In Taser news, Taser International has launched a legal challenge to overturn the findings of an inquiry into the death of a Polish immigrant who died after being Tasered by Canadian airport authorities.

As I have previously reported on Crikey, Taser International has argued vigorously for the safety of Tasers and recently a doctor who has received a lot of funding from the company came to an Australian conference. According to this doctor, the answer to violence in hospital emergency rooms is to arm doctors and nurses with Tasers.

Not that Civil Tongues would ever question the authority if doctors who take funding from international arms companies, but one has to wonder exactly what question he was asking to get that answer.

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Amy is a Sydney-based journalist and commentator with an interest in politics, music, culture and evidence-based medicine. She is currently working as a medical journalist for a series of "Specialist Update" websites, and she has also been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, New Matilda, and Vibewire's anthology "Interface". She was a panelist with the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2007 and 2008, organised the Sydney Writers' Festival event "erotic fan fiction" in 2009, and is a regular broadcaster on FBi radio.