Archive for the 'Coalition Against The Taser (CATT: New Zealand)' Category

NEW ZEALAND – Police feel sting of Taser trend (2013-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Twenty-eight Taser injuries have been recorded in New Zealand in the three years since the devices were introduced. In that same period, 158 police injuries were recorded in incidents in which a Taser was presented – with five cases being bad enough to require hospital treatment. In the 39 months from the […]

NEW ZEALAND – Double-shot Tasers safer than alternatives – police (2012-03-28)

Posted on March 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: New Zealand police are confident that introducing the new X2 double-taser will improve policing – since the X26 often didn’t work! Two cases where the X26 failed to incapacitate leading to shooting. This is strongly criticized by the “Campaign against the Taser”who argue the police need to develop de-escalation techniques, and by […]

NEW ZEALAND – Auckland Police happy with tasers (2010-12-17)

Posted on December 17 2010 by admin

STEPHEN FORBES TASERS are being hailed a success by west Auckland police officers who have fired them at people eight times this year. Waitemata Police operations manager Paul Marshall says the weapons were drawn from their holsters 50 times in 2010 but in most cases that was enough to calm a volatile situation. “Incidents that […]

NEW ZEALAND -Barry Wilson and Ian McIntosh: Stun-gun option too shocking to consider (2008-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2008 by admin

New Zealand Herald … (Barry Wilson is president and Ian McIntosh an executive member of the Auckland Council for Civil Liberties. Both are barristers.) The Taser stun gun is a dangerous weapon that can maim or kill. In Canada and the United States, Amnesty International reports, it has played a role in the deaths of […]