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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Onion: Taser Controversy

We previously blogged the controversy over the police use of tasers here and here.  The Onion.com takes a comic look at the view of the average Joe on the street here.  On a more serious note, here's an article from USA Today discussing a possible conflict of interest that has arisen with respect to tasers.  Apparently, the taser manufacturers have put 270 police officers on their payroll to promote the tasers within their departments. (thanks to CrimProf David Harris of Toledo) [Mark Godsey]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2005/04/taser_controver.html

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