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Is the electric bullet a silver bullet?

Heather Sparks

Electric bulletAfter inventor John LeBourgeois read of New York City police killing unarmed Amadou Diallo with 41 bullets, he decided it was about time to create a less-than-lethal weapon that officers could use. By stuffing piezoelectric material into regular bullet casings he created an electric bullet that releases a shock 1 to 1.5 times the strength of a heart defibrillator. The new bullet makes most people drop immediately and barring heart attacks isn't likely to kill them, though some people are criticizing the powerful punch of the electric bullet as still plenty dangerous and say that other non-lethal methods need to be employed.

[UPDATE: Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times, but was hit with19 bullets.]

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