Archive for the 'Belgium' Category

UK / BELGIUM – Smashed: jewellery gang who struck in hail of sledgehammers and CS gas [… and tasers in another robbery …] (2011-02-03)

Posted on February 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In Guildford. England, 30 criminals are being sentenced for shop robberies that netted £3.5m in valuables and led to biggest ever flying squad stakeout. The “taser” reference here is: “two other leading members of the gang, Anthony Bado and James Stewart, had taken part in one heist on a diamond shop in […]

BELGIUM – Police could be armed with Tasers – Debate follows fatal shooting in Antwerp province (2010-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2010 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The government is to look into the possibility of arming police with the electronic weapons known as Tasers, following a fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man by police in Western Brussels, where the police are now requesting permission to use tassers. At present, only members of the special intervention squad of the […]

BELGIUM – Le Taser bientôt au ceinturon de nos forces de l’ordre? [Will the taser soon be on police-officers’ belts?] (2009-06-30)

Posted on June 30 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Belgian police are enthusiastic about getting tasers soon (“It’ll make it safer for us … Things are less likely to get out of control …”). Civil libertarians fear the contrary: things are more likely to get out of control with the taser, make the police more violent and trivialize police violence.]] […]

BELGIUM – le Taser avait été utilisé à cinq reprises par les unités spéciales de la police belge [Tasers used 5 times in Belgium by Special Armed Units]) (2009-06-13)

Posted on June 13 2009 by admin

In brief: Taser introduced for SWAT teams without any announcement in 2006; no-one knows how this could evolve: local police, prisons …