Archive for the 'Eviction using tasers' Category

UK – The Police Use of Tasers in the UK (2012-02-22)

Posted on March 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A straight-talking police perspective on the use of tasers in the UK, Amnesty International’s position on tasers, the at-risk populations, the dangers of their overuse and their association with two deaths and use in the eviction of travellers at Dale Farm.]] Tasers are classed as non lethal weapons that can be […]

UK – Dale Farm (Essex) protesters tasered as eviction erupts in violence and flames (2011-10-19)

Posted on October 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Travellers – a peaceful group – are finally evicted from Dale Farm in Devon by the police after a 10-year legal battle. They had barricaded their encampment. Witnesses described protesters writhing on the floor due to electric shocks after police, who were being pelted with missiles, used Tasers and advanced further into the […]