November 30th, 2004

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"Reality"-based.

Medical examiners have found that Taser electric stun guns may have played a role in at least five deaths, contradicting the manufacturer's claim that the weapons never killed or injured anyone, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Smith said the report didn't need actual autopsies to prove Tasers are not lethal.

"I know in my heart what the truth is," Smith says. "Taser hasn't killed any of these people."


Tasers kill.

EDIT: Amnesty International report on Taser use by US law enforcement