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USA – Hawthorne, California settles civil-rights violation case for $99,000 [+ an earlier $300,000 settlement for tasering an autistic child by the same officer] (2014-06-24)

Posted on June 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Julius Bilbrew was 16 in 2009 when he was tasered sitting on a park-bench with his girl-friend. The City of Hawthorne has just agreed to a $99,000 settlement The same police officer was accused of similar civil-rights violations for using a Taser gun on a 12-year-old autistic teenager in September 2008, […]

UK – Increase in the police use of Tasers against children in Thames Valley (2014-06-16)

Posted on June 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Are English police abusing their authority in tasering children under 18? Tasers have been deployed against under-18s in the Thames Valley region (population: 2.3 million) 11 times since 2009 – six times in 2013 alone, the highest number in six years. This includes in “drive-stun” mode (to induce pain). Most of these […]

USA – Wichita, Kansas: 2-year-old girl injured after being shot with taser [fired by her 4-year-old sister] (2014-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: When C2 tasers get in to the wrong hands …. A 2-yr-old girl was hit in the head by a taser but after a trip to the emergency room and spending the night in the hospital she is recovering. The older girl found the weapon in a drawer. One adult was reported to have been home at the time of the accident. Fortunately only one of the two barbs from the taser went into her so the charge of the shock was not as strong as it could have been…]]

USA – Child shocked by Taser was being used as human shield, deputies say (2011-02-15)

Posted on February 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is a case where the police-officer’s own version of events makes the scenario hardly credible – and shows the taser as an “invitation for abuse”: a clearly-disturbed father runs out of his house holding his 3 yr-old son to his chest despite a “protection request” by his wife; he does not […]