Tasing gone wild

This article is old now, but still gripping, emotionally powerful, and intensely disturbing. Police aren’t trained to use tasers properly in part because the company that manufactures tasers doesn’t tell them everything they need to know.

One of the most striking aspects of this piece is the decision to tell the story from the perspective of the father. His son is a natural narrative subject, but through the father we get firsthand insight into the deep skepticism that surrounds victims of police violence. Incredible.

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