Taser Files: What happens to you when you’re Tasered?

July 7, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

The problem with assessing the effects of Tasers on the human body is that the kind of human bodies most likely to be tasered — people who are sick, stressed, drunk, high on drugs, experiencing a psychotic episode or emotional crisis or strenuous exertion — are both most likely to experience exacerbated health complications and impossible to ethically test for them.

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‘Gas and dash’ death spurs bid to better protect gas station workers

Photo by Tim Fraser


Sept. 18, 2012 – Globe and Mail

As the pale SUV careered out of the gas station on Saturday night, Jayesh Prajapati went dashing after it.

The attendant ran out of the northwest Toronto station’s convenience store and almost into the path of the vehicle, trying to stop a driver making a run for it without paying for gas. From Ann Lapenna’s sixth-floor balcony, it looked like Mr. Prajapati grabbed the tailgate as the car sped up and screeched off.

But it was clear within moments that he couldn’t get loose. The speeding SUV dragged the man along the pavement for more than half a block. It took the bump from a pair of defunct streetcar tracks to knock him free.

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