[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers in prisons are dangerous: the opportunity for abuse enormous. The number of Michigan prison guards assaulted on the job dipped 16% in two years, and guards attribute this to tasers. Inmate advocates question whether guards abuse or overuse Tasers as a disciplinary tool, So far, eight corrections department employees have […]
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USA – Akron, Ohio: Family of Taser Victim Speaks Out. City moves forward with plans to sue Akron woman over breach of contract (2013-05-01)
[[Summary / Comments: $100,000 Taser settlement details bring on countersuit. The family of an Akron woman who sued the city of Stow after being is facing a countersuit alleged breach of contract, for the mention of the amount on a television programme, violating a non-disclosure agreement. Chelsea Garrett, a diabetic, had to be hospitalized repeatedly […]
USA – Cincinnatti Consultant [also working as Taser Inc. legal counsel] Finds Anderson Township Deputies Did Not Commit Crime (2011-03-09)
[[GlobalShock: Police tasered a man driving eratically due to falling into a diabetic shock – and continued to taser him after he was taken into custody. “Consultant” O’Lynn defended the police’s actions – a clear case of conflict of interests.]] Arizona Republic He was tased repeatedly in a matter of ninety seconds. Then John Harmon […]
[[GlobalShock: Taser Settlements – in which culpability is avoided by paying our cash – are becoming increasing frequent, even for small municipalities, as in this case: a diabetic man, even though information has to be obtained throught freedom of information formalities. “La Grange Park officer Darren Pedota fired the Taser at Lassi and “electrocuted him 11 […]
Cincinnatti News, by Sharon Coolidge John Harmon was coming off a late night at work when he left his downtown marketing firm for his Anderson Township home just after midnight in October 2009. The 52-year-old longtime diabetic’s blood sugar levels had dipped to a dangerously low level causing him to weave into another lane. A […]
Daily Mail, by Jason Bennetto It has been revealed that a man in the UK became the first person to be compensated for being injured with a Taser when he received a payout from West Yorkshire Police. Nicholas Gaubert, a diabetic, had caught a bus from Leeds city centre to Headingley in July 2006 when […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An editorial from the Canadian Maritimes takes on the myth – we would say LIE – made by many police officers since Robert Dziekanski’s death that “the taser has saved 4,000 lives”. Whose lives? The media must not accept such blatant self-interested “poppycock”. “The police conduct in that incident was appalling. Their […]
A POLICE officer who “shot” a comatose man twice with an electric stun gun will not be prosecuted. Diabetic Nicholas Gaubert fell into a diabetic coma on the top deck of a bus in Leeds six days after the July 7 London bombings.
Nicholas Gaubert, 34, thinks police officers shot him with the tasers as a chance to “try out their new toys”. MAN who slipped into a diabetic coma on the top deck of a bus has described how he was used for electric stun gun “target practice” after police mistook him for a suicide bomber.
In the height of a “terrorist alert” – an innocent Brazilian was shot a week later in the London Underground – Nicholas Gaubert said he was on his way to meet friends when he suffered a fit on the bus and slipped into a coma which left him slumped on his seat clutching his rucksack. Armed police were called to the bus depot in Headingley and when he failed to respond to their challenges he was shot with the Taser.