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Title Dateline : Taser Troubles/Bushmeat/Helping Hands.

Published Australia : SBS ONE [broadcaster], 2012 May 29 at 21:30:00.

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Summary Hundreds have died after being tasered, so Dateline asks if taser safety has been properly tested and whether police rely on the weapon too much; Cameroon's illegal trade in gorilla and chimpanzee meat is not only endangering them, but also threatening human health and; as the killings go on in Syria, Dateline meets the doctors trying to help the horribly injured refugees who've fled the violence. TASER TROUBLES The death of Brazilian man Roberto Laudisio Curti in Sydney after being tasered by police has once again thrust the safety of tasers into the headlines. His isn't the first death after being incapacitated with a shock from the 50,000 volt weapon, but the manufacturers in the United States still insist they're safe. On Tuesday's Dateline, Nick Lazaredes gets open access to Taser International's factory in Arizona, as well as going on patrol with Portland Police in Oregon, who both vigorously defend their use. But he also finds a growing list of incidents where people have been left dead or seriously injured after being tasered by police... some of them without even committing any crime. So has the safety of tasers really been properly tested? And have police gone too far in relying on their use? BUSHMEAT The African country of Cameroon relies on meat hunted from its vast rainforest, but the high demand for gorilla and chimpanzee meat is having an impact that could affect us all. On Tuesday's Dateline, Evan Williams uses secret filming to uncover the lucrative illegal trade in body parts, which is pushing the animals further towards extinction. And that's not the only concern... HIV is believed to have originated in monkeys in Cameroon, and now a new similar virus called Simian Foamy Virus has made the leap to humans. Experts believe it could have come from the use of so-called 'bushmeat', potentially posing a new threat to health worldwide. But tackling the poachers is a huge task in what's the second largest rainforest in the world, while animal rights groups do what they can to rescue primates whose families have been destroyed. HELPING HANDS As the killing goes on in Syria, people are risking their lives again to escape the country, many of them with horrible injuries. On Tuesday's Dateline, Yaara Bou Melhem meets some of the desperate refugees and the doctors working in Turkey and Lebanon to help them. The injuries are horrendous... lost limbs, gunshot wounds and the scars of beating and torture, some requiring complicated surgery and years of rehabilitation. One of the doctors Yaara meets is Syrian-born Australian, Dr Tamer Kahil, who says he just couldn't sit back and do nothing. And from a Syrian medic who fled the regime, there are harsh words for President Bashar Al Assad, who is himself also a doctor.
Audience Classification NC ACMA.
Other author Davis, Mark, host.
Lazaredes, Nick, reporter.
Melhem, Yaara Bou, reporter.
Williams, Evan, reporter.
Baudon, Dominique, contributor.
Biango, Felix, contributor.
Boulle, Phillipa, contributor.
Braidwood, Thomas, contributor.
Burton, Brett, contributor.
Fidanque, David, contributor.
Gagne, Matthew, contributor.
Grainger, Peter, contributor.
Halstead, Dan, contributor.
Hogan, Rachel, contributor.
Kahil, Tamer, contributor.
Mangtan, Ferdinand, contributor.
Mebomo, Louis, contributor.
Mvondo, Jeanne, contributor.
Tafon, Babila, contributor.
Tuttle, Steve, contributor.
Subject Foamy viruses.
Police brutality.
Refugees -- Medical care.
Stun guns.
Wildlife as food.
News and Current Affairs.