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FRANCE – Taser en France: ces morts qui n’auraient pas dû l’être [Tasers in France – the three deaths that should not have happened] (2014-06-04)

Posted on June 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Three people have died in France following the police use of tasers: Loïc Louise, a 21-yr-old student; Mahamadou Maréga, aged 38 and an unnamed person in Crozon. Action Sécurité Ethique Républicaine (ASER) – including police officers – has been warning of the danger of tasers for ten years and is calling for […]

FRANCE – Mort après un tir de Taser dans le Finistère : plainte classée sans suite [Death following 2013 taser use in Finistère: case dropped] (2014-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The family of a 45-yr-old man (unnamed) who died after he was tasered at Crozon in April 2103 was holding his ex-wife’s children hostage and was tasered because he was believed to be suicidal, say the Police. He then had a heart attack and died. The court has determined there was no […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Un coroner réclame plus de pistolets électriques pour les policiers [Coroner calls for arming more police with tasers] (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Quebec coroner Dr Jean Brochu hascommented on tasers, following his inquiry into the shooting death of Mario Hamel and an innocent bystander in 2011. Now he calls for more police to be armed with tasers and more tasers rolled out – while also calling for more training of police for handling the […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montreal: Le Taser l’aurait sauvé… [The taser would have saved his life … ] (2014-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A professor of criminology argues the shooting-death of Antoine Magloire could have been avoided if the police had had access to tasers. The police were under serious threat, perceived to be life-threatening. A Quebec coroner has called for more tasers, the shooting-death of Patrick Limoges in 2012, incidents in Toronto – […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montreal: Taser ou 9 mm ? [The taser or a 9 mm. gun?] (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Following the death from shooting of a homeless man in Montreal, the man threatening police with a hammer, was shot and killed. His life might have been saved if tasers had arrived in time … ]] Journal de Montréal, by François Doré Un autre événement se solde par la mort tragique […]

RÉUNION – Saint-Benoît – 300 personnes marchent en blanche en mémoire de Loïc Louise [300 people participate in silent march in memory of Loïc Louise] (2013-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : 300 people in a silent march to protest the 3 November 2013 death of Loïc Louise (near Orléans in France) after he was tasered, behind a banner “Justice must be done”. The autopsy exonerated the taser, but the family, following a visit to Orléans, is convinced the police did not […]

FRANCE – Marseille: Les policiers municipaux mieux équipés, mais pour quoi faire ? [Police better equipped, but what for?] (2013-11-27)

Posted on November 27 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Marseille police will be getting tasers next January – this had been approved by the right-wing city council in June 2012, but implementation has been delayed. They now have “flash-balls”. It is not clear how these are will be useful in “preventing crime”.]] Metronews SECURITE – A compter de vendredi, […]

CANADA / QUEBEC- L’homme mort aux mains des policiers de Montréal était un évadé de Pinel [Man dies after police intervention – he had escaped from Pinel Psychiatric Institute the day before] (2013-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (VIDEO here – eye-witnesses … “He was tasered 15 or so times”, says one, but this may not be so) Donald Ménard, 41, who died after he was tasered by the Montreal police on 10 November (taser use still formally to be confirmed) is reported to have disappeared from Pinel […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montréal : Mort après avoir reçu une décharge de Taser [Man dies after he is tasered] (2013-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A man dies following the use of a taser by Montreal police. Police say they tried to control him other physical, with a baton and with Cayenne spray, but “he resisted with enormous energy”. Three policemen were struck. He was then tasered and already in medical distress when paramedics arrive. The […]

FRANCE – Loïc Louise mort étouffé [Medical examiner: ‘Loïc Louise died of suffocation’ (rather than the taser)] (2013-11-06)

Posted on November 6 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Did the taser cause suffocation? An initial autopsy has concluded that Loïc Louise died of suffocation, not a taser discharge. “Regurgitations of food were found in his throat and lungs and he was very severely inebriated and also under the effects of drugs” and did not appear to have died […]

FRANCE – Orléans: Il meurt après une décharge de Taser [Man in Orléans dies after being tasered] (2013-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

(2013-11-04) FRANCE – Orléans – Il meurt après une décharge de Taser [He dies after being tasered] [[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 21-yr-old man died last Saturday after he was tasered by the police in the Loiret region. So far there has been no link of the taser discharge to his death but allo […]

FRANCE – Le Taser, “une arme dissuasive et nécessaire” [The taser: “a necessary dissuasive weapon”] (2103-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 21-yr-old Réunionnais man was involved in what police describe as a violent fight. This occurred near Orléans in central France. He died shortly afterwards. His death is being investigated. Police say taser use is carefully controlled and police receive adequate training: “The taser remains an effective dissuasive weapon” they […]

FRANCE / RÉUNION – La famille de Loïc Louise dans l’incompréhension [Loïc Louise’s family is in a state of disbelief] (2013-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS :    Those close to Loïc Louise are in a state of shock following his death when he was tasered during the night of 2-3 November in France. A fight broke out, the police intervenes and a gendarme taser Loïc. Two hours later he was dead. His sister says he didn’t have heart problems […]

FRANCE – Loiret. Un jeune homme décède après une décharge de Taser [In the Loiret in central France: a young man dies after he is tasered] (2013-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 21-year-old man died after a police officer tasered him. The taser had been used to break up a fight between two cousins, the police say. An inquiry into the cause of death has opened. An autopsy will be conducted next Monday. Police say they were not at fault.]] LaDépê […]

BRAZIL – Des policiers avouent le meurtre d’un habitant d’une favela de Rio [Police admit murdering a man in a Rio favela] (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Report on the death of stone-mason, Amarildo de Souza, 47, in a Rio favela – la Rocinha – followed torture and tasering. This shows the police can be as violent as narco-traffickers. 20 Minutes BRESIL – La disparition d’Amarildo, un maçon de la favela de Rio avait suscité une fronde sociale et […]

FRANCE – Espionnage de Besancenot: l’ex-distributeur du Taser rejugé en mars [Ex-TASER distributer in France to be re-tried in March 2014 for spying on Besancenot] (2013-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In January 2013, the ex-boss of TASER France was given a suspended sentence of 15 months in prison and 10,000 euros fine for spying on Olivier Besancenot, the leader of the the far-left French political party, the Nouveay Parti Anticapitaliste in 2007 and 2008. Mr Besancenot, citing Amnesty International research, had […]

USA – Miami, Florida : L’ancien garde du corps de Mandela, Beyoncé et Lady Gaga, tué par Taser à Miami [Ex-bodygard of Mandela, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga killed by taser] (2013-09-06)

Posted on September 6 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A French magazine reports the death of bodyguard Norman Oosterbroek in Miami after he was tasered after he attempted to enter a house, naked. The occupants called police who tasered him and he died shortly afterwards. He is the second Miami resident tasered and then died in the last month […]

SWITZERLAND – La police zurichoise renforce son équipement en tasers [Zurich Police getting more tasers] (2013-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Zurich cantonal police will have greater access to tasers (130 officers are trained, 430 more are to be trained). They’ve had tasers and, says a spokesperson: “In many cases the taser has replaced a firearm”, the taser being used 5 or 10 times a year only, mostly against suspects holding […]

SWITZERLAND – Berne : La police maîtrise le guérisseur avec un taser [The police subdue a “healer” with a taser] (2013-08-15)

Posted on August 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An appropriate use of a taser …. Following a complicated stand-off with a “healer” who barricaded himself inside a house and showed himself armed with a samurai and a knife, the Berne elite police unit used a taser. (He had been accused of transmitting AIDS to at least 16 people between […]

CANADA – Alberta: Un jeune homme meurt après avoir reçu une décharge de Taser [A young Alberta man dies after being tasered ](2013-08-04)

Posted on August 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 27 year-old Edmonton man died in hospital after he was tasered while being arrested by the RCMP. The cause of his death is still unknown and the case is being investigated by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT).]] Journal de Montréal /QMI EDMONTON – Un homme de 27 ans […]