[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A very brief post. Al Jazeera picks up on the story of the Brazilian student who died after being tasered by police. Note the VIDEO available on this site (see link below) – as well as many others. ]] In Australia, an inquest is underway into the death of a Brazilian student […]
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AUSTRALIA / BRAZIL – Family of Taser death student Roberto Laudisio Curti break their silence (2012-05-15)
[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The family of a Brazilian student, Roberto Laudisio Curti, 21, who died on March 18 after police Tasered him up to three times in Sydney has broken its silence to demand answers. For instance, Mr Curti’s soccer coach Franco Polistina hit back at reports the young man had been on a two-day […]
AUSTRALIA / BRAZIL – ‘Why are they trying to make him a bad person?’ Anger on the streets of Sao Paulo over Roberto’s Taser death (2012-03-24)
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The view from Brazil of the death of Roberto Luasidio Curti following the use of the taser in Australia: certainly no antecedents to identify any potential cause of death other than the taser. This article shows how taser “errors” can rapidly cross borders and create potential international incidents. Another reason to […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This story is getting increasing coverage – here in a Singapore newspaper: Australian police defended their use of Taser stun guns on Tuesday as a Brazilian diplomat demanded answers over the shocking death of a student, Roberto Laudisio Curti, 21. in central Sydney this week.]] AFP SYDNEY – Australian police defended their […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Strangely published in the «China Daily» – which does not carry taser stories as a rule – we learn that a Florida police officer who tasered a 20-year-old US woman until she was brain dead has been cleared of wrongdoing. After she was tasered in the back she spun, fell backwards, and […]
USA – Etats-Unis: un militant du mouvement Occupy Washington arrêté [neutralisé par un Taser] (USA : an Occupy Washington activist is arrested [after being subdued by a taser] (2012-01-30)
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Occupy DC participants choose passive resistance as their only weapon against police attempting to remove everyone from the sites the night before the deadline to leave their campsite, police use the taser against a person they identify as a leader.]] AFP Un jeune manifestant anticapitaliste a été neutralisé dimanche avec un […]
[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Chinese news agency report describes: “Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in front of the police department in Fullerton city, some 48 km southeast of Los Angeles, to protest against police brutality that claimed the life of a schizophrenic man.” … following the use of a taser, apprently to beat […]
USA – Another alleged death by police taser In Fullerton, California, human rights violation outrage escalates (2011-08-05)
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The death of Kelly Thomas, the 37-year old Fullerton, California resident described as a gentle, homeless, “gravely” mentally disabled young man, who cried for his father as six police hog-tied, repeatedly tazed, and beat him allegedly to death, reported and posted on Youtube by CNN Thursday, is increasing outrage across the nation, part of […]
ISRAEL – “Monitor taser gun use” [“The Israeli police makes excessive use of taser stun guns.”] (2011-06-06)
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Polish Embassy officials said they’re disappointed that criminal charges aren’t recommended against the four police officers involved in the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski.” Instead of this they are being charged with perjury… ]] Vancouver Sun, by Andrea Woo and Kelly Sinoski VANCOUVER — Polish Embassy officials said they’re disappointed that criminal […]
Sunday Times, Mohideen Mifthah … A hammer-wielding Malian immigrant died Tuesday after French police shot him twice with a Taser stun gun during a scuffle, a police spokesman told AFP. “During his arrest, a Taser was used twice. Following the intervention, the person died of a cause that remains to be determined,” the spokesman said, […]
An aboriginal man, Kevin Spratt, was tasered 11 times, then 13 more times, in 2008 in this report “This is a national disgrace. How we have treated black prisoners in Western Australia is an international disgrace.”
The Irene was the latest boat to try to break Israel’s three-year naval embargo of Gaza. Jewish activists who sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza say they were treated harshly when Israeli forces seized their vessel. Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli air force pilot turned peace activist, said he was shocked with a Taser […]
Taser lawyers complain … “that due to the Inquiry’s findings the company has suffered an “economic backlash” that has led to the loss of important contract opportunities in the international marketplace, including a multimillion-dollar deal in South Africa.”
Guardian commentary on how US police can use tasers in trivial situation. If you have an IQ too high, you may be rejected for police service – just confirmed by a Connecticut judge.
Australian photographer Kate Geraghty was Tasered on the arm by Israeli soldiers when they stormed a flotilla of boats heading to Gaza. Geraghty spoke to the The Sydney Morning Herald last night while the plane waited on the runway. She confirmed reports that she had been ”Tasered” by the Israelis.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a judgment, which classifies the Taser as a heightened level of force and insists that deployment must be justified by an immediate threat posed by the subject. Immediate implications for police with tasers, in USA … and UK.
FRANCE – Un tribunal américain limite l’utilisation du Taser (US Court limits taser use) (2009-12-30)
San Francisco Appeals Court declares that tasers should only be used in cases of extreme danger – a significant setback for the corporation
AFP story on a US federal court in Calfiornia limiting the use of tasers in the case of a non-violent unarmed suspecthttp://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2009/12/30/01011-20091230FILWWW00566-usa-un-tribunal-limite-l-usage-du-taser.php
AFP story on a US federal court in Calfiornia limiting the use of tasers in the case of a non-violent unarmed suspect
An article in the journal of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine reports limited research into taser implications for those most likely to be shot, such as the mentally ill, those under the influence of drugs and violent offenders, some 60% of people targeted by the weapon. New Zealand emergency doctors worry about the lack of information on how to ntervene.
Queensland mental health advocates have expressed horror at revelations patients threatening suicide in overseas hospitals are being Tasered to calm them down. Queensland Alliance CEO Jeff Cheverton said Taser stun guns were not the way to deal with people suffering from a mental illness or those in the grip of psychosis. The news comes after the death of 39-year-old north Queensland man Antonio Galeano, who was shot up to 28 times with a Taser during a violent stand-off with police on June 12. Comment/Summary: Queensland mental health advocates have expressed horror at revelations patients threatening suicide in overseas hospitals are being Tasered to calm them down. Queensland Alliance CEO Jeff Cheverton said Taser stun guns were not the way to deal with people suffering from a mental illness or those in the grip of psychosis. The news comes after the death of 39-year-old north Queensland man Antonio Galeano, who was shot up to 28 times with a Taser during a violent stand-off with police on June 12.