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USA – GlobalShock: Deaths following the taser discharges (1 Jan 2014 – 30 June 2014) (2014-07-01)

Posted on July 1 2014 by admin

Tasered, then died   2014 > 1 July 2014   [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is a list of known deaths in 2014 (up to 1 July) following taser discharges. Excluding the case in bold and italics, 15 deaths have been reported, all male, and all except one in the United States. This six-month total (the […]

National profile: Tasers in AFGHANISTAN (2013-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2013 by admin

There have been no reported purchases or uses of tasers by the Afghan police or military, but at the height of the occupation, the country was often a testing ground for taser weapons, including new experimental devices, for use in policing and particularly “crowd control”. The Marines and the US Army appeared enthusiastic these “less-than-lethal” […]

EDITORIAL – National Profile: Tasers in ARGENTINA (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 26 2013 by admin

In 2010 the Buenos Aires mayor announced the creation of a new metropolitan police unit. It would be armed with tasers. Even though tasers had been assigned to some other police units in Argentina, critics immediately declared that “torture weapons” had no place on city police belts. The dictatorship by the generals – the “dirty […]

EDITORIAL – National profile: Tasers in FRANCE (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : France is one of only six major countries outside the United States in which tasers are widely deployed. (The others are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the United Kingdom.)In France, tasers are a political tinder-box; deployment of tasers has been affected by several strange turns specific to the French context. Currently (in October […]

EDITORIAL – National profile: Tasers in ISRAEL (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are available to an unspecified number of police units and military forces in Israel since at least 2009. They have been deployed in a variety of situations. There have been many complaints, but only in one case – involving an ultra-orthodox Jewish settler in the West Bank – has this become […]