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Australian police use Taser on 95-year-old woman holding steak knife

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023
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Police shocked a 95-year-old woman with a stun gun as she approached them with a walking frame and a steak knife in an Australian nursing home, sending her to the hospital. The extraordinary police takedown of Clare Nowland, who has dementia, in the New South Wales state town of Cooma on Wednesday has prompted a high-level police internal investigation. Nowland was in critical condition Friday. It has also sparked debate about use of stun guns— widely known as Tasers after a major manufacturer — by the New South Wales state...

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