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Police can set Tasers on children

Posted By admin On March 30, 2013 @ 4:08 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Herald Sun [1]
March 30, 2013

POLICE are free to use Tasers on children as young as 10, against the explicit warnings of the manufacturer of the device.

Stun guns have been deployed 149 times against juveniles in NSW alone since 2008 with the youngest offender just 10 years old.

Nearly half of the juveniles were under 17, one quarter were under 16, 18 were under 15 and six under 13.

Anna Brown, a solicitor with the Human Rights Law Centre, said the death of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti, who was 21 when he died after being hit by numerous Taser shots in February last year, highlighted the fact Tasers can be deadly and called for police to enact stricter controls on their use on children.

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[1] Herald Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/police-can-set-tasers-on-children/story-fncynkc6-1226604074278

[2] Bill would restrict police use of Tasers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-would-restrict-police-use-of-tasers.html

[3] Police Debut Stun Cuffs: Electroshock Restraints More Powerful Than Tasers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-debut-stun-cuffs-electroshock-restraints-more-powerful-than-tasers.html

[4] G20 protesters face police with Tasers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/g20-protesters-face-police-with-tasers.html

[5] Tasers No Longer a Non-Lethal Alternative for Law Enforcement: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tasers-no-longer-a-non-lethal-alternative-for-law-enforcement.html

[6] Don’t fire Tasers at the chest, manufacturer warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/don%e2%80%99t-fire-tasers-at-the-chest-manufacturer-warns.html

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