Keenan Anderson: BLM founder’s cousin dies after police use Taser on him – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/01/12/keenan-anderson-police-taser-death-los-angeles/

(1) I’ve seen videos of people getting tazed in training or playing around. It looks excruciating for just 2 or 3 seconds. How does a police officer taze somebody for 30 seconds?

(2) How many people get tazed like this as part of business as usual without making it into the news?


Update, Jan 15: well, there’s this, buried in the story:

«The incident in Los Angeles joins a long list involving police use of Tasers in recent years. A 2017 Reuters investigation found that more than 1,000 people in the United States had died after they were shocked with Tasers or other stun guns by police. In 2021, two former Oklahoma police officers were convicted of murder for using their Tasers more than 50 times on an unarmed man who died in 2019.»

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