Archive for the 'Flashball' Category

FRANCE – Taser et Flash-ball: le Défenseur des droits veut un meilleur encadrement [Taser and Flashball: the Defender of Rights calls for more control] (2013-05-29)

Posted on May 29 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The French “Defender of Rights” calls for tighter guidelines on situations in which the taser is used by police, better training and particularly non-targeting of the heart region. Includes statistics of use of tasers in France.]] Par AFP , La rédaction de RTL.fr Le Défenseur des droits a présenté mardi plusieurs […]

FRANCE – Les utilisations irrégulières des Taser et Flash-Ball dénoncées [Inappropriate use of tasers and flashballs criticized] (2013-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Even if they are considered “non-lethal” tasers – and Flashballs – need to be more tightly controlled. The Defender of Rights for the first time takes a position on these “intermediary” weapons – they can only be used when strictly necessary and proportional; to the situation. The Defender of Rights receives […]

CANADA – Toronto: “Ultimate Tazer Ball combines shock and soccer” (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Whether true or a hoax on the Internet, this report – unsubstantiated so it should not have been broadcast by the CBC, without more research – confirms the trivialization of “tazers” – generic models, generic models in this case, with a clear link to their major sales-location: Thailand. Interested?: See the YouTube […]

FRANCE – La torture banalisée (Trivializing torture) (2010-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: France, which claims to be a land of human rights, provides a “far from exemplary” record, the ACAT – Christian action for the abolition of torture – report states. The abusive use of the taser and of the flash-ball as well as the detention conditions in prisons are severely criticized. (See paragraph […]

FRANCE – L’homme qui a reçu un tir de flashball à Marseille est décédé (Death of the flashballed Marseille man) (2010-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2010 by admin

Le résident d’un foyer de travailleurs, victime d’un arrêt cardiaque dimanche à Marseille après avoir reçu un tir de flash-ball d’un policier, est décédé ce lundi. Une autopsie doit avoir lieu «le plus rapidement possible» pour déterminer l’origine exacte de sa mort, a précisé à l’AFP Jean-Jacques Fagni, procureur de la République adjoint de Marseille. […]

FRANCE – Dix victimes du flash-ball depuis cinq ans (10 flashball victims in France in 5 years) (2010-12-14)

Posted on December 13 2010 by admin

LIBÉRATION.FR … La mort d’un quadragénaire après un tir de flash-ball, lundi à Marseille, relance la polémique sur l’usage de cette arme. Ce lundi, un quadragénaire a succombé après avoir reçu, la veille, un tir de flash-ball en plein thorax. Le policier auteur du tir intervenait pour contenir une rixe entre lui et son colocataire, […]

FRANCE – Amnesty International France s’alarme des deux décès en trois semaines suite à l’utilisation d’armes dites “à létalité réduite [Amnesty International (France) is alarmed at 2 deaths in 3 weeks following use of “less lethal” arms] (2010-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Amnesty International France protests the death of a Marseille man after being hit by a “flashball” in a police intervention in a workers’ hostel. So-called “less-lethal” weapons must be much more tightly controled.]] Amnesty International France: Communiqué de presse Alors qu’un homme vient de décéder après avoir reçu un projectile de “Flash-Ball” […]

INDIA – Killing ’em softly – non-lethal weapons for controling protesters (2010-07-03)

Posted on July 3 2010 by admin

Times of India, Praveen Dass … NLWs,however futuristic,will always come with considerable risks attached.Tasers,electro-shock devices that are now a fairly common feature of law enforcement in the West,are one cautionary example.Many suspects have been inadvertently ‘tasered’ into cardiac arrest in several instances in the US and Canada over the last decade. Apart from the politics […]