Archive for the 'Gang violence' Category

FRANCE -Les agresseurs de Brahim Déby à nouveau devant le juge [Brahim Déby’s aggressors to be brought to justice again] (2013-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Members of the gang that in August 2007 attacked with a taser Brahim Déby, son of the late president of Tchad, in a Paris parking garage in a Paris suburb, has received sentences of 5-13 years. An appeal has been launched by the lawyer of the defendants. Mr Déby died in […]

BELIZE – Plues Street residents allegedly brutalized by police (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In Belize, police systematically taser gang-suspects: An investigation is currently underway to determine why the Gang Suppression Unit – that seems to adopt gangland tactics – rained down on at least twenty residents, using pepper spray and tasers. And tonight, there is another report of alleged brutality by law-enforcement officers, this time […]

BELIZE – Gang Suppression Unit and 20 Crooked Tree residents clash [tasers reportedly used in police beatings] (2012-08-21)

Posted on August 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: At least twenty persons are claiming that they were brutalized and violated by the sinisterly-labeled official «Gang Suppression Unit» -which seems to use gangland techniques of suppression. A witrness says: “The other guys, they received tasers to their heads, some of them had their feet over their heads; they were realizing brutalizing […]

GUAM (US territory) – Feds indict 10: Alleged drug ring broken (2012-02-16)

Posted on February 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – Guam – a US territory in the Pacific Ocean, principally a military base – Police are charging Ten people in what the U.S. Attorney’s Office calls one of the largest organized crime and narcotic trafficking cases on Guam in recent years. In one incident, gang-members allegedly punched out a handyman’s front […]

UK – Northern Ireland/London searches as part of £450,000 Lisburn drugs probe (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : “two suspected Taser stun-guns” are found when a drugs-raid on a house in London of a gang active in Northern Ireland.Police were searching the property tied to an international criminal gang for stolen goods, money and drugs. Whether these are TASER Inc. or generic products is unclear]] BBC, Northen Ireland Searches […]

UK – London: The moment police Tasered a bystander as they try to regain control of Oxford Street crowd in frenzy over stabbing (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police intervened in a stabbing and murder scene on London’s main shopping street – Oxford St. – on the busiest shopping day of the year: Boxing Day (Dec. 26). Police used a taser on at least pone youth – as can be seen clearly on a tape (along with the characteristic […]

UK – London: The moment police Tasered a bystander as they try to regain control of Oxford Street crowd in frenzy over stabbing (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police use a taser in the aftermath of what appears to be a gangland murder in the busiest place in the United Kingdom on the busiest shopping day: Oxford Street in London on Boxing Day (26 December). The “rattlesnake” firing can be heard distinctly on the video available on this site […]

UK – London Police: Response to YouTube footage of Taser (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an official statement, London Metropolitan Police denydischarging the taser in the crowded 26 December murder of an 18-year-old man in Oxford Street in what appears a gang slaying. This is contradicted by the distinct rattle-snake sound audible on the Daily Mail video posted earlier. That sound can only be the […]

DUBAI / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : Armed fights among youth [including using tasers] worry families (2011-05-15)

Posted on May 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Post from Dubai (UAE) reports rising concern over youth violence (12-14 year-olds in gangs), in the United Arab Republic where knives, sticks, swords and other sharp tool and tasers (generic term?) are sold over the counter. There is a single reference to “tasers” (in bold here): ” … The fighting kids used […]

BELIZE – Gang Supression Unit: Bigger Guns, More Force, But Is It More Effective? (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Sambula got one of the Taser and shocked me here. When he shocked me and i felt what it felt like I drew back and he pushed it on me again. It was more than one of them and they crowded me and shocked me all over ” …. Belize City – […]

BELIZE – Inside the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) (2011-04-06)

Posted on April 6 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS :  Use of tasers by the sinister-sounding “Gang Suppressrion Unit” – they do have a straight way of talking in Belize – since October 2010. The gangs are nearly all in Belize City, and there are drugs and smuggling … attention then turns to “an innocuous looking device – that fit on my […]

BELIZE – Woman Accuses Belize “Gang Suppression Unit” Of Indiscriminate “Tasering” (2011-03-05)

Posted on April 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Belize – especially Belize City – has a serious problem of gang warfare with gun killings. The police created the “Gang Suppression Unit”  (GSU) arming them, inter allia, with tasers. The GSU, accused of widespread abuse, justifyies the violence of their interventions by repeating “We have a job to do”: their mandate […]

MALDIVE ISLANDS – Cabinet decision will increase police use of non-lethal weapons, including tasers (2011-03-30)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Maldive Island government – 750 km south-west of India, pop. 400,000 – “yesterday decided to permit police to use non-lethal weapons to curb the gang violence in Maldives.” Tasers are not really appropriate for combating gangs “… Tasers [one of the options being considered] are widely used as a ranged non-lethal […]

BRAZIL – RC entrega armas e veículos durante solenidade da PM [Weapons and vehicles presented during a ceremony in Pariaba, Brazil] (2011-02-19)

Posted on February 19 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : Note this is a google translation from the Portuguese: the original text follows these notes. The important issue is that  190 tasers are part of the hardware provided to military police in the Paraíba – a state on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil … In brief, confirming that Brazil […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Vente d’armes illégales: deux individus interceptés [Sale of illegal arms (non-Taser stun-guns): two suspects arrested] (2011-02-17)

Posted on February 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Quebec City Anti-Gang squad has arrested two men in Quebec City who were selling 900,000-volt stun-guns – not manufactured by TASER Inc. – for suspected sale to gangs  involved in street-drugs]]     Un des «stunt gun» saisis par les policiers peut déclencher une décharge électrique de 900 000 volts lorsqu’il […]

UK – Stun gun gang shock robbed victims (2011-02-01)

Posted on February 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A gang which used a stun gun to rob victims in Stevenage is being hunted by police in Stevanage” , a town of some 100,00 in Hertfordshire, southern England. Tasers – or some other stun-gun, but it’s hard to imagine which – are becoming part of the arsenal of petty theft in […]

BERMUDA – Police welcome Tasers (2010-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2010 by admin

Bermuda Sun, James Whittaker … Rank and file police officers have welcomed the addition of Taser stun guns as an ‘extra tool’ in their arsenal. Public safety minister Colonel David Burch announced in the Senate this week that some officers would soon be equipped with Tasers. The move is part of a series of measures […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – 13,841 Montreal police overtime hours since riot over death of Fredy Villanueva (2008-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS The costs of “perceived police abuse”: Almost $1 million. That’s the preliminary price tag for the sharply increased police presence in Montreal North since the Aug. 10 riot sparked by the shooting death of Fredy Villanueva. According to a disclosure under the access-to-information law, Montreal police have racked up 13,841 overtime hours […]