[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A training programme has just been completed in Korea strengthening the bond between the U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Marine Corps. The U.S. Marines demonstrated several techniques included practicing nonlethal methods of apprehending and transporting suspects, taser and oleoresin capsicum spray training. Use by Military Police was at the […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :The local Daegu police are under fire for using excessive force to control a woman who was drunk at a restaurant. The woman is now permanently blind in her left eye after a police officer Tased her face. The officer said it was an accident, but the woman claims otherwise. The police […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Taser guns have been used worldwide by Air Force security forces members for almost 10 years now. This article describes training including classroom instruction, Taser familiarization, voluntary exposure and scenario-based exercises at the Kunsan Air Force base in South Korea. Whether the trainees were aware of US military instructions to avoid tasering […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Korean police-chief is arguing “Have taser, Should use!” “‘One needs to be bold enough to use the weapons,’ Cho has reportedly said. He ordered police officers to always carry the gun, even in the office … promising exemption from punishment and support them if they are sued by citizens” ]] Korea Herald, […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Tasers are used as part of a larger assault against striking members … “On August 4 2009, the South Korean Government dispatched 2,500 riot police forces and 25 squadrons to crack down on the striking workers, firing tear gas from helicopters, using Taser guns against them and stopping supplies of water […]
by Capt. Sheryll Klinkel, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 12/7/2010 (UPDATED 8/12-2010) KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea — Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron here recently received Tasers as a non-lethal weapon to “Defend the Base” and its people. “We would usually use pepper spray to subdue an unruly subject, but on the […]
[[GlobalShock: This post provides, we believe, information that can only be interpreted as the sources of manufactured parts for taser products, since there is no indication the China, the principal importer into the United States – “US$705,765 (50.4% of total sales)” in April 2010 – has purchased tasers from TASER Inc. It is logical to […]
Amnesty International today (31 July) called on the South Korean government to ensure that striking workers at Ssangyong Motor plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi province who are occupying their factory receive food and medical aid. Since 19 July, doctors have been allowed limited access to the compound on only three occasions – on 22 July, to treat a man shot in the face by a police Taser stun gun, and again on 30 and 31 July.
[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser International Inc. announced Monday it has received an order for 550 stun guns from the South Korean National Police Agency as that country seeks to expand the use of such devices.]] Biz Journals http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/12/29/daily8.html Taser International Inc. announced Monday it has received an order for 550 stun guns from the […]
[[Tasers were first used in Korea after the National Police Agency imported 700 of them from the United States in 2005. Currently, Korean police forces own 2,600 Tasers, and prosecution investigators have 98 Tasers. All were purchased from the United States. Korean police have used Tasers an estimated 150 to 180 times in arresting suspects […]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct 6, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Press release from the corporation … TASER(r) International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), the market leader in advanced electronic control devices, today announced that it received an order for the Korean National Police Agency to add 1000 TASER(r) X26(tm) Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) and TASER-related accessories to its existing […]
Police are sending clear signals that they will use tougher measures against “violent” demonstrators. Their tougher stance comes about one month before President-elect Lee Myung-bak’s inauguration. They are threatening to apprehend demonstrators trespassing police lines and considering using Tasers in handling violent protests.
GAO, United States Government Accountability Office, Report to the Chairman, Subcommitteeon National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives May 2005 TASER WEAPONS Use of Tasers by Selected Law Enforcement Agencies (excerpt) In October 2004, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved Korean Airlines’ request that […]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – TASER International, Inc press release …. . (Nasdaq: TASR), a market leader in advanced non-lethal devices announced today that TASER technology was approved for trials by the South Korean National Police Agency for field tests and a successful presentation on TASER technology last week in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Korean National Police […]
By Alan Levin and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY … WASHINGTON — Korean Air last week became the first carrier to receive U.S. government permission to equip jets with electric stun guns as a defense against terrorists. Korean, which had installed TASER guns on at least some of its fleet in 2002, can now use these […]
USA TODAY, Alan Levin and Chris Woodyard … Korean Air last week became the first carrier to receive U.S. government permission to equip jets with electric stun guns as a defense against terrorists. Korean, which had installed TASER guns on at least some of its fleet in 2002, can now use these weapons on flights […]