Archive for the 'Cayman Islands' Category

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 […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Taser ‘stun guns’ on the street (2013-01-28)

Posted on January 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Tasers are coming to the Cayman Islands (pop. 57,000)- 36 are being purchased for US$71,000 – and a police officer takes a voluntary shock to show how it works (“ .. a cramp, imagine that times 1,000 – over your whole body”). A firearms instructor explains: “Taser is designed to give instant […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cops armed with tasers (2013-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Caribbean police repeating the TASER mantra … : Cayman Islands’ Police rollout of tasers begins on 28 January by some “specially trained officers”, following a public demonstration by a police volunteer. It is already adopted by Bermuda police. The efficacy of the taser is unquestioned – as if the global controversy were […]