Archive for the 'Homeland Security (USA)' Category

CANADA / QUEBEC – Funeral for Alain Magloire today in Longueuil (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Alain Magloire buried as controversy surrounds his shooting-death by Montreal Police. His family is demanding answers. A public inquiry into his death. According to police, Mr Magloire was shot while police were waiting for a taser to arrive on the scene. The inquiry is expected to examine procedures during emergency interventions involving […]

USA – Border Patrol Loaning Predator Drones to Military, State, and Local Police (2013-11-03)

Posted on November 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Nothing directly about tasers here, but … State and local law enforcement are watching you with high-tech federally-owned drones … Homeland Security has released an updated list of “times the agency has flown its Predator drones on behalf of other agencies — 500 flights in total over a three-year period.” The drone […]

USA – Department of Homeland Security-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas (2011-11-01)

Posted on November 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Bringing Afghanistan to your neighborhood police-force …. Drones for policing or border patrols? Why not? The ShadowHawk is a 50lb mini drone chopper that can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering “neuromuscular incapacitation” to […]

AFGHANISTAN / USA – Montgomery, Maryland: Department of Homeland Security-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: UAV (“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” or drone) used against insurgents in Afghanistan can incapacitate suspects from above – it was demonstrated by a police unit – the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office – and will be operational within a month. This shows the ties between military/policing in the USA. The ShadowHawk on show in  is […]

USA – Taser-related fatalities raise safety concerns (2011-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A relatively balanced overview of tasers from the “Homeland Security News Wire”, which publishes out of Locust Valley, New York (?).  Tasers coming under “increasing scrutiny” following several recent deaths involving the stun guns … discussion of a North Carolina death and another in which the Chief Medical Examiner concluded that the […]

AFGHANISTAN – In the trenches: Pentagon testing “Taser grenades” (2011-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The Pentagon recently placed an order for a test batch of “Taser grenades,” a long-range electroshock projectile; the grenades, designed by Taser International under a $2.5 million contract, are a forty-millimeter Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) projectile that is intended to stick to a target and deliver a series of intense electric shocks, […]

USA – Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate (2011-01-22)

Posted on January 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Not directly about tasers but the “post-taser generation”.) A US sheriff says “Not since the Taser has a technology promised so much for law enforcement”. From Iraq to your neighborhood police unit … “The nice thing is it’s covert,” said Bill C. Nabors Jr., chief pilot with the Texas Department of Public […]

USA – Police Magazine: 21st Century Riot Control Tools – Anarchists and agitators beware … of crowd control tasers (2010-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2010 by admin

(US) – Police Magazine: 21st Century Riot Control Tools – Anarchists and agitators beware … of crowd control tasers (2010-11-29) New generations of taser are among riot control technologies likely to be hitting the streets in the near future: The first section here is specifically on taser. Under the lines, the whole article on riot […]

USA – Vanguard Defense Industries’ ShadowHawk Featured on PoliceOne.com (2010-10-10)

Posted on October 10 2010 by admin

IACP 2010 – the 117th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology: – Airborne support for law enforcement that won’t break the bank Vanguard Defense Industries’ ShadowHawk provides a serious strategic advantage for any agency that deploys it. If you are of the opinion that your department cannot […]

MEXICO / USA – Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant (2010-06-03)

Posted on June 23 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant … Anastasio Hernandez was detained on 28 May after re-entering the USA illegally through the US border with Mexico. He had reportedly been deported two months earlier. Customs and Border Patrol police reportedly hit him […]

(USA) – Shock bracelet for airlines? (2008-07-10)

Posted on July 10 2008 by admin

Washington Times, by Whitney Stewart GlobalShock: Note this bracelet is not a TASER product … The Department of Homeland Security two years ago considered the use of “safety bracelets” that can deliver a debilitating shock similar to that of a Taser for controlling prisoners during transport. The inventor of the magnetically secured wristbands — Per […]