Archive for the 'Brazil' Category

BRAZIL – TASER Technology Summit 2014: São Paulo 8 May 2014 (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (From the TASER-Brazil website) A relatively new way of plugging its products is for TASER International to organize what it calls “technology summits” – in this case in its new Brazilian/South American market. These are free and present Police Chiefs, including the highly controversial Albuquerque ex-police chief and the Cambridge University thesis […]

UK – TASER International, Inc. Lands London Police Contract (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a TASER press release, we read that the London Metropolitan is about to start trialling 500 TASER International of AXON on-body wearable video cameras. TASER CEO says: “EVIDENCE.com has been in New Zealand since 2009 and has expanded its data-center deployments on Amazon Web Services to Dublin, Ireland; São Paulo, Brazil; […]

USA – TASER Press Release: “TASER Announces Multiple Orders of Smart Weapons” (2014-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

• [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is basically a list, to impress potential investors in TASR stock, from TASER International of recent sales to law enforcement agencies, all in the USA, except “International order: 800 X26Ps”. In nearly cases these orders are for X26Ps and X2s (except the New York Police Dept.’s order for 300 of […]

BRAZIL – 16,000 Landless Workers protest for Agrarian Reform in Brasilia [Police use tasers to control demonstrators] (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police break up a march by 16,000 peasants at the Landless Workers’ Movement National Congress in Brazilia. See paragraph in bold for the use of tasers: The police used pepper spray, smoke bombs and Tasers against the members of the movement advancing towards the Palace.]] Via campesina, by Alan Tygel and Márcio […]

BRAZIL – Escola de Instrutores Master da TASER de Dispositivo Eletrônico de Controle (DEC) [TASER Master Instructor certification course in Brazil] (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : As TASER Inc. is developing its burgeoning new market in Brazil where it has already announced it may be setting up a manufacturing plant. Here are the contents of a “master course” for training taser-instructors (google-translated from the Portuguese – see original below in italics). Are three days really enough time […]

(2013-12-03) BRAZIL – Sociedade de Cardiologia questiona a utilização de armas não letais Taser [Cardiology Association questioning the use of non-lethal Taser guns]

Posted on December 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Edited Google translation, see the original Portuguese text below, in italics) The president of the Brazilian Cardiological Association (SBC) warns that only half of scientific the studies on tasers find them safe, pointing to the lack of reliability in research studies that are not fully independent. Taser is used widely in Brazil, […]

BRAZIL – Des policiers avouent le meurtre d’un habitant d’une favela de Rio [Police admit murdering a man in a Rio favela] (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Report on the death of stone-mason, Amarildo de Souza, 47, in a Rio favela – la Rocinha – followed torture and tasering. This shows the police can be as violent as narco-traffickers. 20 Minutes BRESIL – La disparition d’Amarildo, un maçon de la favela de Rio avait suscité une fronde sociale et […]

BRAZIL – Testamos a TASER X26 [‘We’re testing the TASER X26 (at the Rio 2013 Public Safety Fair’: Interseg–2013)] (2013-09-13)

Posted on September 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) The X26 is shown off at a public security fair in Rio de Janeiro. Data on adoption of taser in Brazil, if this is reliable: since January 2009 there are about 6,000 TASER guns in Brazil. From the […]

BRAZIL – Protestos de 7 de Setembro têm confronto em 11 capitais do país [7 September protests in 11 State capitals bring system to a slowdown (Taser used in Belo Horizonte)] (2013-09-07)

Posted on September 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation; the original Portuguese text is below, in italics.) Note the section in both texts in bold – the only reference to tasers. Independence Day – 7 September – became a day of protest. In Belo Horizonte , the police used taser non-lethal stun guns on protester, […]

BRAZIL – Apesar de críticas, PM fez curso para controlar massas antes de atos no RJ [Despite criticism, Rio military police are still learning how to control demonstrators – including the use of tasers] (2013-08-27)

Posted on August 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics. A long post. The Rio de Janerio military police are undergoing $7.7 million training in non-lerthal weapons in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, particularly “Crowd Control and Civil Disorders”, taught by Spanish officers, including tasers – […]

BRAZIL – Adolescente vítima de disparos de taser dentro da escola conta que não sentia mais o corpo depois dos choques [Teen victim of taser shots inside the school said he longer felt his body after shocks] (2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A long post, describing in detail how a 16-yr-old boy with a good record at school was tasered a number of times by police and fell in the school yard, apparently for insulting the school director (reasons unclear). He […]

BRAZIL – Apucarana: GM usa taser para prender assaltante após roubo [Apucarana: Municipal Police uses taser to arrest burglar after theft] (2013-08-14)

Posted on August 14 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) Using a taser in a situation where no violence is threatened: a thief who steal a handbag from a woman is tasered in a busy city-centre street.]] TNOnline Luiz Demetrius The detainee, who was recognized by his wife […]

BRAZIL – Police officers use a Taser gun on a demonstrator during a protest against corruption in Rio (2013-07-28)

Posted on July 28 2013 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A somewhat questionable site reports – with photographic evidence (see at the URL at the end) – the use of tasers against protesters during the Pope’s visit to Rio de Janeiro. ]] RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (VaticanCrimes.com) – July 28, 2013-Thousands of Brazilians take the streets to protest the Papal […]

BRAZIL – Inquérito sobre morte de homem por disparo de taser não aponta culpados [Inquiry into death of tasered man finds police not guilty (2013-05-02)

Posted on May 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) In January 2013, Mark Florinda, 48, died after he was tasered by police in Florianópolis, in the southern region of Brazil. He broke through a police barricade and was chased. The autopsy said his death was “the result […]

BRAZIL – Policial da UPP mata garoto de 17 anos em Manguinhos [Pacification Police Unit kills 17 year old boy [with taser] in Manguinhos] (2013-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2013 by admin

BRAZIL – Policial da UPP mata garoto de 17 anos em Manguinhos [Pacification Police Unit kills 17 year old boy [with taser] in Manguinhos] (2013-03-24) [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Casé Matheus Oliveira, 17, died after being shot with a taser (stun gun) […]

BRAZIL- Commission approves personal use of tasers (2013-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Under a new law just adopted (on 13 March), tasers can be used by any adults for self protection, wiuthout needing to prove technical capacity or psychological fitness. They must apply for registration within 90 days, be at […]

BRAZIL – Morre após receber descarga de taser em ação policial [Death in southern Brazil after tasering in a police intervention] (2013-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A driver in Brazil is tasered, probably multiple times, and dies of cardiac arrest before getting to hospital. The police say he was intoxicated, there was a car chase, and he smashed into the wall of a tunnel. He […]

BRAZIL – Taser.com: “Uniforms, cameras and action in Brazil’s Federal District” (2013-01-16)

Posted on January 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Brazilian special police as robocops … This article was found on the taser.com website, so clearly gives a positive slant to the testing – not adoption – of the axon video technology by elite group of Military Police in Brasilia. The cameras have already been used in arresting kidnappers. They are expected […]

BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro police will kill less suspects this year (2012-11-21)

Posted on November 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Rio Police shoot hundreds of suspected criminals each year so it is to be welcomed that there are attempts to get them to ‘power down’ to using tasers as a first line of defense. Tasers themselves are controversial but still safer than gunshot wounds. The program in the favela pacification program […]

BRAZIL – Em GO, uso de arma de choque em dependentes químicos gera polêmica [In the State of Goiânia , use stun gun on addicts stirs controversy] (2012-11-15)

Posted on November 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation; the original text in Portuguese appears in italics after the translation. Tasers are being used in the Brazilian program to combat drugs, particularly crack use. This is being trailed in the State of Goiânia. This police is controversial and is dividing opinion: Is it a case […]