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IN THIS SECTION     Tasers     Arizona    Arizona and NM     Colorado     NM TASERS Definition nounTRADEMARK a weapon firing barbs attached by wires to batteries, causing temporary paralysis. verb fire a taser at (someone) in order to incapacitate them temporarily. Arizona  ABC 15 (2019) Man tased 11 times by Glendale [Arizona] officers https //www abc15 com/news/local-news/investigations/abuse-of-force-body-camera-video-shows-man- tased-11-times-by-glendale-officers Both New Mexico and Arizona related: Arizona-based Taser International, Inc. Other states include Florida and Kansas Albuquerque Journal (2005/08/20)   Police Officers in N.M., 4 Other States Sue Stun-Gun Maker Over Injuries https //www abqjournal com/news/state/apstungun08-20-05 htm Excerpt:  Police officers in New Mexico and four other states have filed lawsuits against Arizona-based Taser International Inc., claiming they were seriously injured after being shocked with the electronic stun gun during training classes.  All of the lawsuits have been filed in the past two week including four in Maricopa County Superior Court here on behalf of officers in Florida, Kansas, New Mexico and Ohio. The officers allege they suffered "severe and permanent'' injuries including multiple spinal fractures, burns, a shoulder dislocation and soft-tissue injuries.  The lawsuits challenge Taser's principal safety claim and accuse the company of misleading law enforcement about the extent of potential injuries. They also accuse company officials of concealing reports of injuries to at least a dozen other law enforcement officers.  Taser, based in Scottsdale, has marketed the weapons to 7,000 law enforcement agencies and promoted the gun's safety.  The devices temporarily paralyze people with a 50,000-volt jolt delivered by two barbed darts that can penetrate clothing.  The American Civil Liberties Union reports more than 130 deaths in the United States related to Tasers, while Amnesty International reports more than 120 deaths in the U.S. and Canada — both figures since June 2001. https //www abqjournal com/news/state/apstungun08-20-05 htm Colorado MSN (Youtube video) (2019/11/09) Colorado police restrain and taser woman who was smoking and had dog off leash https //www msn com/en-us/video/t/colorado-police-restrain-and-taser-woman-who-was-smoking-and- had-dog-off-leash/vp-BBWudPB New Mexico Albuquerque Journal (2019/09/26) Rio Arriba County Deputy charged for tasing student https //www abqjournal com/1370714/rio-arriba-county-deputy-charged-for-tasing-student html Updates: 2020/12/06 some editing; 2020/01/01 MSN/2019; 2019/12/30 Aclu stingray tracking devices whos got them added; 2019 Rio Arribo County deputy charged added