Archive for the 'South Korea' Category

SOUTH KOREA / US Military – Marines complete Korean Marine Exchange Program 13-10 [including taser exercises] (2013-07-11)

Posted on July 11 2013 by admin

[[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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Drunk woman blinded in an eye by police Taser (2013-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2013 by admin

[[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 […]

USA – SOUTH KOREA: Taser, Taser, Taser! Wolf Pack Defenders – US military police – undergo training (2012-04-13)

Posted on April 13 2012 by admin

[[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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Police encouraged to use firearms [including tasers] in emergencies (2011-05-09

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[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, […]

SOUTH KOREA – Obstacles to trade union rights [tasers used against strikers] (2010-12-31)

Posted on December 31 2010 by admin

[[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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – US military police Kunsan defenders add Tasers to arsenal (2010-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2010 by admin

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 […]

USA – Tasers and stun gun sales: imports to the United States (2010-06-23)

Posted on June 6 2010 by admin

[[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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Police use tasers and liquified tear gas against 800 striking car workers (2009-07-31)

Posted on July 31 2009 by admin

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.

SOUTH KOREA – Taser stun gun program expands in South Korea (2008-12-29)

Posted on December 29 2008 by admin

[[ 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 in Korea (2008-11-26)

Posted on November 26 2008 by admin

[[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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Taser Int. reports geting 1000 more orders from Korea (2008-10-06)

Posted on October 6 2008 by admin

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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Korean police use tasers against demonstrators (2008-01-11)SOUTH KOREA – Korean police use tasers against demonstrators (2008-01-11)

Posted on January 28 2008 by admin

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.

SOUTH KOREA – US Homeland Security approves sales to Korean Airlines (2005-05-31)

Posted on May 31 2005 by admin

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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – SOUTH AFRICA -Taser International Announces TASER Devices Approved for Field Trials in South Korea (2004-11-16)

Posted on November 16 2004 by admin

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 […]

SOUTH KOREA – Stun guns OK’d for use on Korean airline (2004-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2004 by admin

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 – Airlines – Stun guns OK’d for use on airline (2004-07-11)

Posted on November 7 2004 by admin

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 […]