Archive for the 'Border guards' Category

USA – San Diego, California: Details emerge in fatal blast linked to taser (2013-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In 2012, Alex Martin died after his car exploded. A US Border Patrol agent who fired a Taser at Mr Martin’s car, possibly sparking the deadly explosion. He was returning from San Diego to Texas, was driving through an area where illegal immigrants pass … He drove off, was chased […]

USA – Border Patrol Loaning Predator Drones to Military, State, and Local Police (2013-11-03)

Posted on November 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Nothing directly about tasers here, but … State and local law enforcement are watching you with high-tech federally-owned drones … Homeland Security has released an updated list of “times the agency has flown its Predator drones on behalf of other agencies — 500 flights in total over a three-year period.” The drone […]

USA – San Diego, California: Should border agents be named in Taser case (2013-06-29)

Posted on June 29 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Anastacio Hernandez Rojas died in May 2010 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in a death that has sparked national attention. His struggle with border security was captured on several cellphone cameras. His lawyers say he was brutalized and the Taser dart triggered a heart attack. This article is mainly […]

USA – San Diego, California: Lawsuit filed in fiery Taser-related death (2013-06-18)

Posted on June 18 2013 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The family of a 25-year-old Texas man, Alex Martin, who died in a fiery explosion more than a year ago – March 15, 2012 – after the car he was driving was stopped by the Border Patrol near Pine Valley has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the government. Mr Martin was driving […]

USA – MEXICO – Tasering video raises border agent abuse concerns [death of Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas in 2010] (2012-04-20)

Posted on April 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Previously undisclosed footage, shown by PBS, shows a clear case of excessive force and abuse of power by the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, that has been swept under the rug by federal prosecutors. The family’s lawyer says: “They applied 3,000 volts (sic.) of electricity […]

BRAZIL – Plano de segurança nas fronteiras incluiu 30 municípios do AM [Plan to provide more border security in the Amazon region – including arming border military with tasers] (2011-08-19)

Posted on August 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – in this poorly translated article from a Brazilian source, … The Amazon State Government in Brazil foresees investments of R $ 45 millionin newmilitary hardware.including tasers. ]] Manaus – The National Security Strategic Plan, released in June by the Federal Government in order to enhance protection at the borders, will cover […]

ISRAEL – Cop probed for tasing man who asked question (2011-09-08)

Posted on August 9 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israeli police use of tasers is becoming increasingly normalized, particularly in the context of identifying so-called illegal aliens … A police officer is being investigated for allegedly using excessive force, including multiple tasings of a man who only asked why he needed to show identification. The man who filed the […]

AUSTRALIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Prime Minister has been slammed by a lawyers group for giving the Australian Federal Police “carte blanche” in the use of “potential lethal force” to herd asylum seekers onto aircraft as part of the Government’s so-called Malaysian solution. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers will force the issue with asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  :  ]] Tarsers used against Malaysian asylum seekers in AustraliaWrithing in agony on the floor of the Christmas Island detention facility is a 45 year old man from Afghanistan.  His wife and two young children stand screaming and sobbing helplessly as they watch their husband and father being Tasered by AFP officers.The […]

AUSTRALIA / MALAYSIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Australian lawyers comdemn use of tasers against asylum seekes. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power to use Tasers to compel asylum seekers onto planes bound for Kuala Lumpur detention centres.]] Jeremy Thompson     The Government has pledged to put asylum seekers on aircraft bound […]

ISRAEL – Peres holds secret peace talks with Palestinians [tasers used in West Bank] (2011-07-30)

Posted on July 30 2011 by admin

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ISRAEL – Security forces’ September weapons [including new taser purchases] (2011-08-11)

Posted on July 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Gearing up for possible riots in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and inside Israel following the Palestinian plan to seek UN membership. Defense Ministry invests NIS 75 million in purchase of non-lethal crowd dispersal means in preparation for riots surrounding UN debate on Palestinian recognition bid. New weapons include gas grenades, […]

MEXICO-USA – Border Patrol Beats a Man to Death [details on the death of Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas on May 28, 2010] (2011-03-18)

Posted on March 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The details emerge of the killing of the Mexican immigrant in May 2010: “‘At one point, there were approximately 20 to 25 agents taking part in beating, kicking or punching Mr. [Anastacio] Hernandez-Rojas …’ the complaint states. ‘The beating continued for several minutes. At some point, federal officer Doe 3 pulled out […]

SWITZERLAND – Taser use sanctioned by government (2011-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: A “government report says that tasers have been used 52 times over the past eight years – in 42 of the cases the Taser was fired at a person, and in the other ten the person gave themselves up to the police when threatened with the weapon. Tasers have been part of the arsenal […]

MEXICO – Autopsy Does Not Clear Up Questions in Death of Illegal Immigrant Tasered by Border (2010-07-16)

Posted on July 16 2010 by admin

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An autopsy report says it’s unclear how a heart condition and methamphetamine use may have caused the death of a Mexican man who was shot with a stun gun by a U.S. agent in San Diego. The death of 42-year-old Anastasio Hernandez on May 29 sparked outrage in Mexico. The Mexican […]

MEXICO / USA – Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant (2010-06-03)

Posted on June 23 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant … Anastasio Hernandez was detained on 28 May after re-entering the USA illegally through the US border with Mexico. He had reportedly been deported two months earlier. Customs and Border Patrol police reportedly hit him […]

MEXICO – Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant (2010-06-03)

Posted on June 3 2010 by admin

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT (AI Index: AMR 51/049/2010) Amnesty International is calling for a review of the US border patrol’s policy on use of electroshock weapons following the death of Mexican national Anastasio Hernandez earlier this week. According to police sources, Anastasio Hernandez was detained on 28 May after re-entering the USA illegally through the […]

MEXICO – Family Of Man Tasered At San Ysidro Border Crossing Wants Justice (2010-05-30)

Posted on May 30 2010 by admin

KPBS, Amy Isackson … Family members of a 42-year-old man tasered by Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro Border Crossing last Friday night said he is brain dead. The Mexican Consulate in San Diego said it appears federal agents used excessive force. The family of Anastasio Hernandez said he and his brother tried to […]

PAKISTAN & INDIA – Cops to use tasers on protesters in occupied Kashmir (2009-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2009 by admin

One Pakistan News … Srinagar, In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and other paramilitary forces are all set to introduce Taser guns which will be used against peaceful pro-liberation protestors. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian authorities have ordered for Taser, an electro-shock gun considered to be safer and less lethal in controlling violence. In […]

SWITZERLAND – Swiss police can use stun guns instead of regular arms (2008-12-31)

Posted on December 31 2008 by admin

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