Archive for the 'Italy' Category

AUSTRALIA – Diplomatic pressure after Tasering leads to Brazilian student’s death [also from Italian government] (2012-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The inquest into the stun gun-linked death of a Brazilian student has been fast-tracked to next month amid diplomatic pressure and calls for transparency from the Brazilian and Italian governments. Mr Curti, 21, a student with no criminal record, died on March 18 after being shot with a stun gun during […]

ITALY – La polizia ha sequestrato le armi durante un controllo [Two handguns (and taser) in car: man charged in San Benedetto del Tronto (Adriatic coast)] (2011-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2011 by admin

ITALY – Near Florence, Toscany: Stunning with electroschock to steal 60,000 € (2011-03-21)

Posted on April 6 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note: this is a google-translation from the Italian with a revision of the English. (The Italian text follows the translation. ) In Italy, to our knowledge, the taser is only used by criminals – such as in this robbery of a gas-station owner … ]] The incident occurred in broad daylight in […]

ITALY – Un taser anti-squali per nuotare sicuri [A taser for safe swimming: an Italian designs an electric shock weapon to prevent shark attacks.] [This post is to be taken with a strong dose of salt!] (2011-03-26)

Posted on March 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: <<<Beware: Humour!>>> This post is in Italian: the English version is a revision of the “google-translation” … The Italian version follows the translation. Watch out for a weird story … We are not sure that the tasering of sharks – either underwater, or just above the water-level – is such a great […]

ITALY / CANADA / QUEBEC – Le père de Castagnetta va intenter des poursuites (Castagnetta’s father to bring charges) (2009-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2009 by admin

The father of Claudio Castagnetta intends to bring charges against the appropriate authorities in Quebec following the death of his so in custody in Quebec City on 20 September 2007The father of Claudio Castagnetta intends to bring charges against the appropriate authorities in Quebec following the death of his so in custody in Quebec City on 20 September 2007

CANADA / QUEBEC – Mort de Claudio Castagnetta : la famille écorche le ministre Dupuis (Death of Claudio Castagnetta – the family challenges minister of public safety ) (2008-09-21)

Posted on September 21 2008 by admin

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080921/CPSOLEIL/80920112/5785/CPSOLEIL02 Le Soleil, Erick Labbé Ian Bussières Le Soleil, Québec Dans une lettre lue lors de la manifestation soulignant le premier anniversaire de la mort de Claudio Castagnetta, la famille du ressortissant italien a écorché le ministre de la Justice et de la Sécurité publique du Québec, Jacques Dupuis. «Le ministre Dupuis contrôle à la […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Claudio Castanetta-Manifestation contre le Taser (Demonstration against the taser) (2008-09-21)

Posted on September 21 2008 by admin

150 demonstrators protest against the tasering and subsequent death of Claudio Castagnetta, with support from Italy. The autopsy report is hotly contested.

CANADA / QUEBEC – Affaire Castagnetta: L’AGIR et l’APUR réitèrent la tenue d’une enquête publique [The Castagnetta affair: AGIR and APUR still demand a Public Inquiry] (2008-08-22)

Posted on August 22 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Press release: Two Quebec community coalitions  representing the right of psychiatric victims – AGIR & APUR – demand a Public Enquiry into all the circumstance surrounding the death of  Claudio Castagnetta. Many questions remain unanswered,. particularly the responsibility of the police, in dealing with Claudio, who was clearly in medical distress following […]

ITALY / CANADA / QUEBEC – Canadian Ambassador to Italy grilled over taser death (2007-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2007 by admin

Comment/summary: Italy delivers an official complaint to Canada’s ambassador in Italy following death of Claudio Castagnetta. Quebec officials provide no answers to Italian diplomats: “This is not acceptable and obviously doesn’t look good to the international reputation of this country.”Italy delivers an official complaint to Canada’s ambassador in Italy following death of Claudio Castagnetta. Quebec officials provide no answers to Italian diplomats: “This is not acceptable and obviously doesn’t look good to the international reputation of this country.”