Archive for the 'Austria' Category

AUSTRIA – Austrian Police authorized to use tasers (2103-09-09 – date downloaded)

Posted on September 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :A very brief report. After a six-year trial period, the Ministry of the Interior authorized the regular use of electro-stun devices in police operations, according to the 2013 Amnesty International Report. No information here on their use or how many have been issued.]] After a six-year trial period, the Ministry of the […]

AUSTRIA – Verwendung im Polizeidienst: Osterreich [Taser Use in the police service in Austria] (downloaded 2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The first 20 TASER X26 were tentatively introduced at the federal police in Upper Austria in February 2006, and they were first used in July 2006. There are strict rules governing medical attention following use of the taser. (See German original below)]] de.wikipedia.org In February 2006, the first 20 TASER X26 […]

AUSTRIA – Viennese Tobacconist struck down with stun gun (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Disturbingly, tasers are becoming a weapon-of-choice in robberies – and organized crime. Using arms defined as “less-lethal”, those convicted can expect reduced sentences relative to guns. A Viennese tobacconist is held up with “an electroshock gun” … ) ]] A clerk at a tobacconist’s suffered minor injuries when she was attacked by […]

AUSTRIA – Air pressure gun gang cracked (2011-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: Police raid the house of a youth gandg and find … confiscate “several air pressure guns but also batons and taser guns at their homes” (Note: the taser is also a “air-pressure gun”).]] austrianindependent.com Seven young men are facing youth crime charges for causing damages of more than 10,000 Euros in recent weeks. The […]

AUSTRIA – Armed Egyptian man brings U-Bahn service to a standstill, struck down by taser (2010-12-17)

Posted on December 17 2010 by admin

Austrian Independent A Vienna underground line came to a halt for two hours after an armed Egyptian man sat down on the rails yesterday (Thurs). Ahmed M. handed out leaflets at the U4 U-Bahn line Landstraße station which criticised authorities for not awarding him Austrian citizenship after having lived 10 years in the country. The […]

AUSTRIA – Police zap blind man with taser gun (2010-08-11)

Posted on August 11 2010 by admin

Vienna police are expected to come under attack after it emerged a special unit used a taser gun to strike down a blind man. Viennese newspapers report today (Tues) that the 34-year-old man flipped out during a visit to his mother’s flat in Favoriten district on Sunday. The woman locked herself in the kitchen after […]

AUSTRIA – Justice Minister reintroduces taser guns (2009-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2009 by admin

Austrian Times, Thomas Hochwarter … People’s Party (ÖVP) Justice Minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner has given the green light for taser guns to be used in prisons after a one year ban on the weapons. Taser guns were introduced in Austria in November 2004 and have been used since summer 2005. But Bandion-Ortner’s predecessor Maria Berger of […]

AUSTRIA – Justice Minister reintroduces taser guns (2009-04-24)

Posted on April 24 2009 by admin

Summary: Tasers introduced in 2004 but banned in 2008 under public protest. Now about to come back into prisons, where there are 2 tasers per prison today. (more)Summary: Tasers introduced in 2004 but banned in 2008 under public protest. Now about to come back into prisons, where there are 2 tasers per prison today. (more)