Archive for the 'Jersey' Category

UK – Tasers for Jersey cops? (2014-04-01)

Posted on April 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the quasi-independent island government of Jersey, the police are about to receive tasers, a major police argument being that they are “of the firm opinion that the continued absence of Taser could, one day, lead to an avoidable fatal shooting in Jersey”. The cost would be around £32,000 to buy ten […]

JERSEY – Human rights group objections to Tasers (2012-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : The Jersey (Channel Islands) Human Right Group fears the ‘militarisation’ of the police after the police chief, the police officers’ ‘union’ and honorary officers all backed the introduction of Tasers. The police say it is just another “tactical weapon” to protect the public. ]] FEARS have been expressed about the ‘militarisation’ […]

JERSEY – Jersey survey raises concerns on Taser stun guns [60% opposed] (2012-04-07)

Posted on April 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Jersey Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny panel is conducting a survey on the introduction of Tasers in the States of Jersey in the Channe; Islands. More than half of those who have responded to a survey oppose the introduction of Taser stun guns to Jersey. About 200 people have been questioned […]

JERSEY – Police want Tasers (2011-12-30)

Posted on December 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police chief of the Jersey – like Guernsey,  a British tax-haven island between England and France – declares his officers need tasers when experiencing “confrontations with emotionally and distressed people reportedly in possession of knives” – in other words in psychiatric crisis. Tasers have been embargoed under the unique and obscure […]