Archive for the 'Cutbacks and tasers' Category

USA – Taser use increases, questions arise (2011-11-10)

Posted on November 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: CBS report recognizes “the sloppy policeman effect” – police reaching too fast and too often for the taser. See 2-min video preview of a “60-Minutes” report.  “Nearly one and a half million suspects have been tased by authorities and of that amount, 485 have died afterwards. But TASER International claims that only 20 […]

UK – You’re under a vest: Manchester Police to get less uniform in new cuts (2011-01-18)

Posted on January 17 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: As a result of the UK Con-Lib government’s implementation of 20% cuts across the public sector, Manchester police “were previously issued with five zip-up t-shirts each – but will now only get four … Police cars will be washed less often, with patrol cars cleaned every two weeks and and those without livery every […]