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Ban Taser Use by Police in America

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A Taser causes 50,000 volts of electricity to surge across the body. Cardiologists are concerned because the device can also interrupt the rhythm of the human heart, throwing it into a potentially fatal chaotic state known as ventricular fibrillation. Rather than pump blood in sequence through its four chambers, a heart in ventricular fibrillation writhes uncontrollably. It is a common cause of sudden death. Tasers are not safe enough for police use. Death by taser has become common day to day in the news. Something needs to be done. It is time to outlaw taser use by police in America. - Tasers emit 50,000 volts of electricity, or 0.36 joule per second. By comparison, a defibrillator, which shocks the heart back into a normal rhythm, emits 200 to 400 joules per second. - 7,300 law enforcement agencies and military installations around the world use Tasers. - 130,000 Taser guns are being used by law enforcement in the United States. - An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people have been shocked by Tasers during law enforcement confrontations since the device hit the market in 1998. Death by taser is unacceptable. This petition has been created to ban taser use by police in America. We need to stand up as Americans and be the change we want to see in the world. America shouldn\'t torture it\'s citizens. Tasers are a form of torture. BAN TASER USE BY POLICE IN AMERICA!

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