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SPECIAL REPORT: Why 'Higher Risk' Human Targets Get Shocked With Tasers

The maker of the Taser says the electroshock weapon is the safest tool on a police officer’s belt – with a few caveats. In pages of warnings, Axon Enterprise Inc advises police to beware that some people are at higher risk of death or serious injury from the weapons. Pregnant women. Young children. Old people. Frail people. People with heart conditions. People on drugs or alcohol. The list goes on. Taken together, the tally of people particularly susceptible to harm from a Taser’s...

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