Archive for the 'Domestic Violence' Category

CANADA – British Columbia: Burnaby Man tasered by RCMP and later dies; IIO begins investigation (2014-06-04)

Posted on June 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An unnamed Burnaby man died after he was tasered by RCMP police, following a domestic dispute. “A taser was employed, and the individual is deceased,” confirmed Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the British Columbia Independent Investigations Office (IIO). The RCMP say the taser had no effect on the man but say […]

USA – Clovis, New Mexico: Foster dad sentenced to prison for using Taser on kids (2013-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International consumer sales too frequently end up being misued – by criminals and in situations like family violence. Since they are easier to purchase than guns (tasers are NOT “firearms”), without requiring background checks in many states, this case is far from exceptional: foster father tasering his two children multiple times, […]

USA – Longmont, Colorado Man Arrested For Shooting Stun Gun At His Grandmother (2013-01-06)

Posted on January 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Should tasers be sold on the open market? The use of a taser as an instrument of domestic violence … Mr Alec Arapahoe, 20, is being charged with taking a taser – presumably, from the text, a TASER International model – and driving it into his grandmother’s back and activating the Taser […]