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JAMAICA – National Security Minister Bunting considers tasers for cops by year end (2013-08-21)

Posted on August 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A brief report from Jamaica that a roll-out of tasers should be approved within the next few months. (They currently do not have tasers.) The Security minister says this should “give the police options and invariably reduce the number of police shootings”.]] The Gleaner Police personnel could get the go-ahead to […]

JAMAICA – Editorial: Minimising deadly force [Minister proposing to arm police with less-lethal weapons] (2012-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (No direct mention of taser adoption in this article … ) In Jamaica, police brutality – shooting suspects – is of epidemic proportions. Police say they are acting in self-defense. Would arming the police with “less-lethal arms” be appropriate? The National Security Minister is examing this option . But the minister seems […]