Archive for the 'Graffiti' Category

USA – Florida Petition: ‘Prosecute Police Officer for Unwarranted and Lethal Taser Use’ (2014-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Online petition (see here) to Florida Governor to demand the prosecution of the Miami Police officer who tasered street artist Israel Hernandez in August 2013. Mr Hernandez subsequently died of heart failure.]] Target: Governor of Florida, Rick Scott Goal: Hold a Miami police officer accountable for excessive force and wrongful death […]

USA – Miami Breach, Florida: Cause Of Death [taser-induced cardiac arrest] Determined For Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police (2014-03-06)

Posted on March 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Medical Examiner: Death of stree-artist Israel Hernandez Llach in August 2013 caused by “severe cardiac arrest” brought on by the electrical current administered to him by a police Taser. I.e.: he was killed by the taser. After Isreal was spotted scribbling graffiti on an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant, the police tasered him and […]

USA – Vigil for South Florida Graffiti Artist in Stun Gun Death (2103-11-25)

Posted on November 25 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A vigil is being held in Miami Beach for a 18-yr-old graffiti artist Israel “Reefa” Hernandez’-Llach who died after he was shocked by police with a Taser in August 2013. He had spray-painted a vacant McDonald’s café wall. family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department claiming […]

(2013-10-12) FLORIDA: Death of Miami Beach teenager rekindles debate over Taser safety [[tasered, then died // teenager tasered // corporate spin]]

Posted on October 12 2013 by admin

Two months later, Death of tasered street artist Israel Hernandez Llach after spray-painting abandoned MacDonald’s continues to stir controversy. He was shot in chest. Text repeats TASER Inc.’s “nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies in 107 countries” use tasers. Family says he was in fine health.

USA – Miami Beach, Florida: Family of teen who died after police Taser to hold march in South Beach (2013-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The family of Israel Hernandez-Llach, the teen graffiti artist who died after being tasered for spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s, will hold a peaceful march on the two-month anniversary of his death. After a foot chase, a police officer shot Hernandez-Llach with his department-issued Taser. This was in July 2013. They want […]

 USA – Miami Taser death: Are police relying too much on stun guns (2013-08-11)

Posted on August 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israel Hernandez-Bandera, an 18-yr-old graffiti artist, spray-painted an abandoned McDonald’s, was running away and then tasered by police and died. Police say they need to taser for increasing “violence” they are encountering. Most police do not publish taser-use statistics. Amnesty International clearer guidelines on taser use]] The Christian Science Monitor, by […]

USA – Miami: Hundreds gather to remember Miami Beach graffiti artist (2013-08-10)

Posted on August 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A rally drawing in 400 people is held for 18-year-old graffiti artist Colombian-born Israel Hernandez-Llach who was tasered by police running away after spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s. The teen’s father, Israel Hernandez-Bandera has called his son’s death “an act of barbarism” and an “assassination of a young artist and photographer.” The […]

USA – Miami, Florida: ‘To Avoid Physical Incident,’ Cops Taser and Kill Teenage Graffiti Artist (2013-08-08)

Posted on August 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israel Hernandez-Llach, 17-years-old, was already an award-winning artist, on the threshold of acclaim in Miami Beach art circles. It was while spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s early Tuesday morning that Hernandez-Llach was chased down by Miami Beach police and shot in the chest with a Taser. He later died. Friends and family […]

USA – Portland, Oregon: Federal jury rules against Portland police in Tasing of man suspected of graffiti tagging (2012-03-13)

Posted on March 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A federal jury today ruled unanimously that a Portland police officer used excessive force when he fired a Taser five times into the back of a man he suspected of spray-painting graffiti on a commercial building. Daniel Halsted, who denied he was tagging, was awarded $125,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in non-economic […]

USA – San Antonio, Texas: Tagging suspect hit with taser, 2 arrested (2012-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2012 by admin