Tag: Taser

News Roundup: Chicago police expand controversial Taser use

Also in the news… The Illinois Secretary of State and police are investigating allegedly forged notary signatures on on hundreds petitions for state Sen. James Meeks, Carol Moseley Braun, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins and Rob Halpin, who dropped out of the race for mayor yesterday. The state’s tax amnesty program brought in $82 million more than... Read more »

Home sales take a nose-dive to lowest level in 15 years

Home sales plummeted by 27.2 percent in July compared to June, hitting the lowest level in 15 years. The drop, which is the biggest monthly dive since 1968, enforced fears that the economy continues to slow down.  The end of a tax credit given to first-time buyers contributed to the fall, according to NPR. While... Read more »

You decide: Are jails abusing Taser power?

An analysis done by The Chicago Reporter found eight incidents of taser usage when detainees in the Jerome Combs Detention Center were handcuffed, partially handcuffed or restrained. Let us know if you think using a Taser was justified. poll by twiigs.com –Kayla Bensing