Archive for the 'Netherlands' Category

NETHERLANDS – TASER Technology Summit June 10th, 2014, Amsterdam (2014-06-10)

Posted on June 10 2014 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc announces its “tech summit” at its newly-opened office in Amsterdam and here is a listing of what it offers. It’s free, and it allows the corporation to gain a further foothold into the new Body Worn Camera market. Controversial ex-Police Chief of Albuquerque, Ray Schultz, and the director of the […]

NETHERLANDS – Taser opening international headquarters in Amsterdam (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Aiming for the European market … : Taser International Inc. will open its international headquarters in Amsterdam Thursday as part of its long-term strategy to continue growing its stun gun and security technology business across the globe. The corporation reported Wednesday record international revenue of $10.6 million for the first quarter. “The […]

NETHERLANDS – Nederlandse agenten krijgen ‘taser’ [Dutch police to get tasers] (2013-06-14)

Posted on June 14 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :]] (This is an edited google-translation; the original Dutch text is below, in italics.) Dutch police officers will receive tasers next year. The police are trialing stun guns. Internationally, there is a lot of criticism, but Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice says these arguments “not valid enough a reason” not […]

NETHERLANDS – ‘Geen proeven met tasers bij gewone politie’ [‘No taser-trials by regular police’] (2013-05-31)

Posted on May 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :(This is an edited google-translation; the original Dutch text is below, in italics.) Security Minister Opstelten wants a trial with tasers in general police practise. “The health-dangers of tasers are substantial. Especially people with heart problems are at high risk. Police have adequate resources such as batons, firearms, pepper spray and handcuffs,” […]

NETHERLANDS – [Tasers in the Netherlands:] Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on the Netherlands (2013-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on taser police in the Netherlands. Dutch police arrest teams have steadily been equipped with taser weapons since May 2009. In September 2012, the Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten announced plans to introduce taser weapons for the entire Dutch police force, including all regular […]

NETHERLANDS – Amnesty International: Exporting Insanity: Dutch Police Get Tasers (2012-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Amnesty International reports that the Dutch police don’t want tasers and the union representing the police has made this clear – yet the Netherlands is apparently starting a one-year trial of arming police with Tasers. Common sense says the police are right to reject the taser, given the well-documented. controversy surrounding […]

NETHERLANDS – Minister wil taser voor alle agenten [Minister wants taser for all police] (2012-09-29)

Posted on January 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation; the original Dutch text is below, in italics.) All police officers should be equipped with a pulse weapon. According to Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security), members of special squads positive experiences with the so-called taser was positive. Yet the Dutch Police Union previously expressed doubts about the […]

NETHERLANDS – Lives Saved by TASER – First Use in the Netherlands (2009-04-19)

Posted on May 19 2009 by admin

Taser International support blog providing postive publicity for the use of the taser in the NetherlandsComment/Summary: Taser International supportive blog providing postive publicity for th use of the taser in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Amnesty International: U.S. Exports Insanity — Dutch Police to Get Tasers (2009-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2009 by admin

Opinion by Amnesty International on the site www.opposingviews.com Today, Holland starts a one-year trial of arming police with Tasers. This sounds like a familiar story, but here’s the twist: The Dutch police don’t want the them. According to Dutch Public TV, the Federal Police issued a statement documenting their objections to using a weapon so […]

NETHERLANDS – Doubts on the usefulness’ Taser (2009-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2009 by admin

http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_(A_to_Z)/Stocks_T/threadview?m=te&bn=17668&tid=883026&mid=-1&tof=26&rt=2&frt=2&off=1 (note: not reliable source) Published: March 24, 2009 07:40, last updated: March 24, 2009 07:51 of our staff within THE HAGUE – The Dutch Federal Police (NPB), human rights organizations and parties in the Lower House have serious reservations about the introduction of the ‘transient Taser’-arms from May 1 The arrest teams of police […]

NETHERLANDS-Use of Taser generates resistance (2009-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2009 by admin

NETHERLANDS- Use of Taser generates resistance http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_(A_to_Z)/Stocks_T/threadview?m=te&bn=17668&tid=883026&mid=-1&tof=26&rt=2&frt=2&off=1 Tuesday, March 24, 2009 In brief: Comments on a yahoo! Group. Opposition MPs, Amnesty International and Children’s Defense groups protest introduction of taser – Why escalate violence by giving these police officers tasers? Seems to be starting with 11 tasers DEN HAAG – PvdA and SP have criticized […]

NETHERLANDS – Dutch Police don’t want them but to Get Tasers (2009-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2009 by admin

Comment/summary: Today, Holland starts a one-year trial of arming police with Tasers. This sounds like a familiar story, but here’s the twist: The Dutch police don’t want them. According to Dutch Public TV, the Federal Police issued a statement documenting their objections to using a weapon so rife with problems.Comment/summary: Today, Holland starts a one-year trial of arming police with Tasers. This sounds like a familiar story, but here’s the twist: The Dutch police don’t want them. According to Dutch Public TV, the Federal Police issued a statement documenting their objections to using a weapon so rife with problems.

NETHERLANDS – ‘Exporting Insanity: Dutch Police Get Tasers’ – Amnesty International (2009-03-27)

Posted on March 7 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Today, Holland starts a one-year trial of arming police with Tasers. This sounds like a familiar story, but here’s the twist: The Dutch police don’t want the them – the Federal Police issued a statement documenting their objections to using the taser. The controversy surrounding Tasers is well-documented and the police […]

NETHERLANDS – Dutch police to investigate tasers (2008-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2008 by admin

Note this information is contradicted in other reports Police plans to bring in tasers delayed … In brief: Dutch police keen to introduce tasers, which are discharged from a distance, saying they will not have to draw their guns as often. The home affairs ministry is setting up an extra investigation into the effect of […]