Archive for the 'Israel' Category

ISRAEL – Jerusalem Police officer sentenced to 28 months for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A rare case of police being seriously sanctioned for taser abuse. The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday handed down a 28-month prison sentence against police officer Sail Anaim for abusive use of a Taser gun against an unnamed man. This is the first time a court has passed such a sentence […]

ISRAEL – Tel Aviv Police officer convicted for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Sail Anaim, an Israeli police officer – clearly a “bad cop” – has been disciplined for the first time for using the taser abusively: he unlawfully shocked an unnamed subdued man with a taser gun 24 times while he was already handcuffed in a police-car, on the ground and ion the police […]

ISRAEL – Refused Transport on Shabbos, was Tasered & Now Suing (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A man is making a lot of noise and police are called. refused to enter a police car on Shabbos, the day of rest for orthodox Jews, the policeman decided to use his taser against him. The man’s lawyer says he was tasered multiple times and is now partly disabled. Despite growing […]

ISRAEL – Police Taser use legal in arrest of West Bank settler Boaz Albert (2013-11-26)

Posted on November 26 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Controversy surrounds video (shown on YouTube) of Israel Police tasering a settler, Boaz Albert , while he lay on the floor without resisting arrest last August. The Justice Ministry has just announced border police acted legally. The police had suspended the use of Taser guns in regards to short-range electric […]

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 […]

ISRAEL – Knesset: Taser use by police is rising (2013-10-09)

Posted on October 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Parliamentary Committee rules that despite large number of civilian complaints, there is still not enough solid research to determine that there are health drawbacks from being tasered. The taser first went into to general police use in 2012. There were 472 instances in which police used a Taser in 2012, over […]

ISRAEL – Knesset Discusses Use of Taser Guns (2013-10-02)

Posted on October 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Israeli parliament’s State Control Committee has convened to discuss the use of the Taser guns by Israeli Police. The is concern about the use of taser within clear guidelines. “Otherwise the use of the Taser gun will be neither correctly proportionate nor intelligent.” This follows the tasering of Boaz Albert, […]

ISRAEL – Knesset: Taser use by police is rising (2013-09-15)

Posted on September 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : There was a marked increase in the use of Tasers by Israel Police in 2012 over 2011: 472 instances in which police used a Taser in 2012, over 385 in 2011. When factoring in an additional 109 incidents involving the Border Police, Special Patrol Unit (Yasam) and police detective units, the number […]

ISRAEL – Taser guns have been gradually reintroduced to police forces after being suspended in August in light of controversial use by police officers (2013-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers were temporarily banned in August following an incident, caught on videotape, involving police forces repeatedly shocking right-wing activist and settler Boaz Albert in a brutal manner while arresting him. This was in front of his children despite the fact that he offered no resistance. Police officers’ lack of familiarity with […]

ISRAEL -Tasers Back in Use – Investigation finds that the problem is the officers, not the equipment (2013-09-04)

Posted on September 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Two weeks ago, the Police Commission Yohanan Danino to temporarily ban taser use. (See related posts.) The investigation revealed that the problem in recent cases was not the taser, but rather the “human factor.” The police officers involved were ignorant of the proper protocol, and lacked self-restraint regarding the use of […]

ISRAEL – For first time, Israeli cop charged with taser abuse: Tel Aviv patrol officer allegedly stunned handcuffed man dozens of times (2013-08-26)

Posted on August 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A patrol officer in the Yiftah region of the Tel Aviv District, was accused of deliberately using the stun gun to abuse suspects in January 2011, The police stunned the plaintiff a total of 24 times. Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino last week suspended the use of tasers, after a video that […]

ISRAEL – Former Police Chief: Tasers Are Good, but Misused, Tool (2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The cops who repeatedly shocked Boaz Albert, , a father-of-six who was not resisting arrest, were unprofessional, says former Jerusalem police chief. “Tasers are an excellent tool meant to replace lethal weapons – but are being placed in irresponsible, untrained hands.” He said. Police across Israel have been ordered to stop […]

ISRAEL – Israel’s police chief suspends use of Taser guns (2013-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israel’s Police Commissioner suspended on Sunday the use of Taser guns by all police officers, following the arrest Thursday of Yitzhar resident Boaz Albert, who was electrocuted repeatedly by police even though he was not resisting arrest. In the video documenting Albert’s arrest, he is seen running to a room in […]

ISRAEL – Settler repeatedly tasered by police despite not resisting arrest (2013-08-17)

Posted on August 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israeli police taser a settler in the West Bank violating an administrative restraining order, dating from 2007, mandating that the father-of-six stay away from Judea and Samaria, even though he lives in the West Bank Yitzhar settlement. Members of parliament (Knesset, rabbis and public figues – all right-wing – protest … […]

ISRAEL – Tasered detainee: Story only published due to arrest video (2013-08-15)

Posted on August 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A settler, Boaz Albert, who violated restraining order from Yitzhar, was arrested while Tasered. Harrest led to the unusual decision of the police commissioner to freeze all use of Taser stun guns but he knows it was not his arrest which led to the decision, but the video that documented it. […]

ISRAEL – Judges slams police officer for use of taser gun (2012-12-16)

Posted on December 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (A very brief report) A magistrate in Petah Tikva – a city (pop.210,00) 11 km east of Tel Aviv – says police had no justification for tasering multiple times a detainee who was bound at the time. ]] Ynet-news,com The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s court criticized a local police officer who used his […]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE / FINLAND – Gaza boat activists tasered (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Israeli naval forces used stun guns when they boarded a Finnish ship attempting to break the sea blockade of Gaza on Saturday. Israel’s army said its forces took measures to ensure the safety of the passengers and did not use force. It intercepted the ship after all attempts to prevent its entry […]

ISRAEL – Israeli police taser attack on Palestinian caught on video (2012-08-24)

Posted on August 14 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem has filed a complaint of police misconduct after an officer shocked him six times with an electric taser gun at a water park in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. He was handcuffed on the ground during the tasering, and his wife and five children were unfortunate […]

ISRAEL – Security camera catches Tel Aviv police beating suspect (2012-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Policemen charge suspect with assault, although video shows officers kicking, tasing an unidentified man who doesn’t appear to pose threat. Security camera footage of policemen beating a suspect lying seemingly defenseless on the floor, not appearing as though he was posing a threat to the officers. “We demand that the police […]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE – Israeli police brutally arrest hunger strike demonstrators, threaten them with rape [and with taser] (2102-05-11)

Posted on May 11 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Protesters near Ramle prison, formed a picket line opposing Israeli Police; the police violently attacked the group, beating them and using tasers, even after the people were handcuffed.” Eight were arrested at the site. The protest was over the arrest of 17 activists. Sixteen-year-old Ward Kayal, sentenced to house arrest, recalled the […]