Archive for the 'Deaf victim' Category

USA – California cops Taser deaf man, beat him into unconsciousness as he tries to use sign language – lawsuit (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Jonathan Meister claims police investigating a burglary in Hawthorne, Calif., mistook his efforts to communicate as aggressive hand signals, so they hit him with a stun gun and beat him. Meister “was removing his own property from the backyard of a friend’s home, with the friend’s consent” when he was initially confronted […]

USA – Los Angeles Police Beat and Taser an Innocent Deaf Man – Cops attacked the man as he tried to signal to them that he was deaf (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signaled to them that he was deaf. He used hand gestures to try to tell police he is deaf and was lawfully at the home of a friend. Police disregarded his gestures and tasered him. The attack could have been avoided had […]

USA – Hawthorne, California police use taser on deaf man trying to communicate with them via sign language (2014-02-17)

Posted on February 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In this widely reported story,  four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language. Jonathan Meister, was loading boxes from a friend’s house, a neighbor thought he was stealing, the police asked him to stop, and […]

USA – Tampa, Florida approves $165,000 settlement of lawsuit over arrest of deaf man (2013-12-19)

Posted on December 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: City Council votes to pay $165,000 to settle an excessive-force lawsuit brought by a deaf man whom police punched, kicked and stunned with a Taser on an Ybor City sidewalk nearly four years ago.]] Tampa Bay Times, by Richard Danielson TAMPA — The City Council on Thursday voted to pay $165,000 to […]

USA – Bridgeport, Connecticut: Beaten and Tasered 12 year-old at School for the Deaf, Parents Claim (2013-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In March 2013, staff members at the American School for the Deaf chased a profoundly deaf 12-yr-old student from the Bronx, New York, into a construction site where police Tasered the boy without warning, his parents claim in Federal Court. His parents are suing staff-members and the police for the incident.]] […]

USA – Tacoma, Washington: Innocent Deaf Woman Tasered By Police (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments :  A clear case of taser abuse – a deaf victim of violence is tasered by insensitive police, whom she’s called for assistance. assistance. On April 6th, Lashonn White, a deaf woman, made a desperate call to the police from her home in Tacoma, Washington. With the help of her interpreter, White reached […]