Archive for the 'Human rights commission' Category

UK – Scotland: Tasers fired by trained policemen may breach suspects’ human rights (2012-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: a preliminary report into a Scottish police pilot using tasers warns their use by non-firearms officers may be in breach of article two of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to life. Christopher Mason, of the Strathclyde Police Authority, said “It’s for the government to decide what weapons should […]

USA – Twin Cities, Minnesota: Golden Valley human rights commission dismissed [over taser and shooting death ruling](2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A clear case of “shooting the messenger”. Golden Valley City Council dismissed its Human Rights Commission – the state’s oldest such commission (created in 1965) – following its report on a taser incident and the shooting death of a woman by police. The independent commission has asked the council to form a […]