The rubber bullets will kill a victim on 37

News 18 December, 2017
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    PARIS | victim 37 of a rubber bullet fired by a weapon of type “gum-knocks” died of his injuries, according to u.s. researchers who call for limiting the use of this weapon by the forces of law and order.

    The study, published Tuesday in the british medical journal BMJ Open, analyzing 26 articles that report 1984 case of people injured, ” a majority of young adults and men, between 1990 and 2007 (demonstrations, riots, sporting events, riots, arrests, etc.). It excludes by definition those who have been affected without gravity, and which, therefore, have not seen a doctor.

    On this set, 53 patients (3 %) ” died of wounds “, with open wound for more than half of them (56 %) and bruise for nearly a quarter (23 %).

    Among the injured, the damage is considerable, with 71 % who are seriously, the most commonly affected ” to the skin or to the extremities (hands and feet). And nearly one in six (15.5 per cent) suffers a permanent disability, affecting most frequently the head and neck (including éborgnements) or the thorax.

    The reported cases come from countries as diverse as Israel and the palestinian territories, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey, India, Nepal, and Switzerland.

    These balls are sold by manufacturers as a means of deterrent, which must cause pain and minor injuries, provided that you comply a certain distance.

    But for the researchers, they ” do not appear as a way to have a use of force appropriate in crowd control operations “. “This type of bullet, in particular, should be subject to restrictions (…) there is an urgent need to establish international guidelines (…) to prevent injury, disability and unnecessary deaths “, they add.