Tasered

Police say the taser saves lives in high risk situations, but Tasered, airing Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network, shows dramatic footage of the weapon being used indiscriminately: against a grandmother pulled over for speeding, an intoxicated woman, and a student asking a politically-charged question. And taser use is spreading—in 43 American states, civilians can buy tasers. The cameras visit a house party where pink tasers are marketed to women as an alternative to carrying a gun. As Taser International launches its new line of weapons with new claims about safety, the documentary probes the growing controversy.

Tasered is produced, directed and written by Lynn Raineault for Joe Media Group in association with CBC-TV.

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