Taser use by Philly cops has tripled — while gun use, instead of decreasing, is up.

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In 2009, the Philadelphia Police Department purchased 1,000 new Tasers — to be used, in theory, instead of gunfire in appropriate cases. But while Taser use has tripled, gun use, instead of decreasing, is up — even as crime is down. (READ THE FULL STORY HERE)

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