Archive for the 'Invitation to abuse' Category

USA – Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result (2013-10-28)

Posted on October 28 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Information posted on an unknown website: A Florida police officer was recently cleared of any wrongdoing after he tasered a 20 year old handcuffed girl in September 2013 in the back as she fled. The tasering was caught on video showing officer Cole firing the taser at the handcuffed Danielle […]

CANADA – Police in a risky love affair with Tasers (2013-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers are, we read, “wonderful devices”, the police just need to treat them carefully: “in the case of Tasers, life-saving potential so clear — that we start a love affair with the gadget that defies rationality.” The case for tasers is “almost self-evident”: Police forces around the world love Tasers, and […]

ISRAEL -Tasers Back in Use – Investigation finds that the problem is the officers, not the equipment (2013-09-04)

Posted on September 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Two weeks ago, the Police Commission Yohanan Danino to temporarily ban taser use. (See related posts.) The investigation revealed that the problem in recent cases was not the taser, but rather the “human factor.” The police officers involved were ignorant of the proper protocol, and lacked self-restraint regarding the use of […]

USA – Chicago, Illinois: World War II veteran, 95, died after police shot him with TASER and bean bag rounds for ‘threatening care home staff with his CANE’ (2013-08-07)

Posted on August 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : John Wrana, a 95-year-old world War II veteran died after being Tasered and hit with bean bag rounds by police for threatening care home staff – but his family insist he was killed unnecessarily. Officers claim he picked up a 6-inch knife, but his family’s attorney alleges that care home staff […]

AUSTRALIA – Police Integrity Commission recommends police be charged over death of tasered Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti (2013-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The police corruption watchdog has recommended that charges be laid against a number of police involved in the fatal arrest of Brazilian student, Roberto Laudisio Curti, in Sydney last year. Late last year the New South Wales coroner found police acted “like schoolboys in Lord of the Flies” as they tasered […]

AUSTRALIA – Charges called for over excess Taser use [in 12-time tasering of Kevin Spratt in 2008] (2012-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Corruption and Crime Commission found that on August the 31st, 2008, aboriginal Kevin Spratt was Tasered at least 12 times in the Perth Watch House. This included nine times in just over a minute.The acting commissioner has said that anyone watching the video of the incident insists that the Tasers were […]

UK – Schoolgirl tells of horror at police for using Taser on pet Staffordshire dog and shooting it dead after it ‘nipped’ two people (2012-04-10)

Posted on April 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Is it appropriate for police to taser pet dogs who are getting sometwhat aggressive? Surely there is over-reaction in this case. Schoolgirl Sydni Ryan, 12, suffered a graze on the shin as she guided a friend’s Staffordshire bull terrier collie cross back into her house. ‘They had no reason to Taser and […]

USA – East Spencer, North Carolina, firefighters, police officer charged with assault [tasering youth 9 times at Xmas party] (2011-12-30)

Posted on December 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is a clear case of out-of-control public officials: Fire Chief Shane Cranfield and former fire chief Allen Carlyle borrowed a Taser from on-duty police officer James Lambeth. at the fire department’s Christmas party. The two firefighters discharged the stun gun several times, scaring 18-year-old John Resino. The junior firefighter ran […]

USA – North Carolina firefighters face charges in stun gun incident (2011-12-30)

Posted on December 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Is it fun to taser an 18-year-old junior firefighter, still a high school student, nine times at a Christmas party? The Fire Chief and another firefighter apparently borrowed a taser from a police officer, What the hell was he doing lending it out as if it was a toy gun? The police […]

USA (?) – Batman Arm Armor with Pip-Boy iPhone Dock (2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : [From an unchecked web-site …. ] This clearly is NOT a TASER Inc. product, but a name-borrowing App, inspired by Batman pyrotechnics with a taser-like stungun. The claim is: The Armstar – said to be partly owned by Kevin Costler – is a stun device, camera, flash light, and optionally an […]

USA – “The Best Way I Know to Defend My Family – My TASER C2” (2011-12-11)

Posted on December 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : No real surprises here from a mother living in “very firearm-friendly” Arizona who describes herself as a “taser marketing consultant” – probably holding taser-tupperware parties. She touts the C2, not only legal in most states but “No wait, actually, best of all, they come in lots of colors!”. She even gets […]

USA – North Carolina Probes Death Of 61-Year-Old Bicyclist Tased By Police (2011-11-23)

Posted on November 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A clear case of the taser as an invitation for abuse and as a weapon of choice: Bystander calls police to say a man seemingly drunk had fallen off his bike; police arrive, see him cycling and pursue him with sirens blaring, yelling to stop. He doesn’t, and appears (to the police) to […]

ANALYSIS / USA – Transcript of CBS 60-Minutes: ‘The taser: An officer’s weapon of choice’ (2011-11-13)

Posted on November 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A transcript of this fine documentary broadcast in November 2011. Includes numerous issues: the “lazy cop syndrome”; taser as the weapon-of-choice; it’s use at traffic stops (5 mph over speed limit); TASER Inc. HQ: “part fortress, part tribute to Star Trek”; generation-gap among police re- taser; the $10-million judgment against TASER following […]

USA – Taser use increases, questions arise (2011-11-10)

Posted on November 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: CBS report recognizes “the sloppy policeman effect” – police reaching too fast and too often for the taser. See 2-min video preview of a “60-Minutes” report.  “Nearly one and a half million suspects have been tased by authorities and of that amount, 485 have died afterwards. But TASER International claims that only 20 […]

CANADA – Ontario Provincial Police officer Tasers fellow cop (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS:  Another case of police using the taser to zap a colleague! An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) sergeant zapped a junior officer with a Taser during a dispute in the force’s Nottawasaga detachment. OPP Inspector Dave Ross provided no details but did confirm that a “conducted energy weapon was unholstered by a member during […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Taser attack: six cops to be charged (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Sounds like gross taser abuse and the taser being used as a torture weapon: Trinidad & Tobago Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has instructed that six police officers be charged with crimes linked to the arrest and beating of three men who were also repeatedly shocked with Taser guns last year. […]

USA – Taser co-founder comes to Anderson, South Carolina, training session (2011-08-12)

Posted on August 12 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. recognizes Tasers need to take into account t6hat drug abuse and and stress can contribute to higher mortality rates. Tasers have been used more than 2.5 million times on people, about half in controlled training environments like the session that Sgt. Hickey attended earlier this week, and the […]

(2011-06-30) ARIZONA: ACLU: A Force to be Reckoned With: Taser use and policies in 20 Arizona law enforcement agencies

Posted on July 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A June 2011 ACLU Arizona report – the “most comprehensive survey of Taser use by law enforcement agencies in Arizona to date,” – illuminates the following key findings: Tasers are widespread among law enforcement, providing officers with Tasers does not guarantee lower levels of use of lethal force, officers often receive inconsistent […]

CANADA – Toronto Officer avoids jail in Taser case (2011-06-27)

Posted on June 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : It looks as if  police taser abuse is not a serious offence: a Toronto police officer has avoided jail time for threatening a handcuffed suspect with a taser. Instead he will be putting in 50 hours of community service, but not get any criminal record.]] CBC News A Toronto police officer has […]

USA – Man dies after being Tasered by police – Middleburg Heights, Ohio, police chief does not believe the Taser caused the man’s death (2011-05-15)

Posted on June 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Howard Hammon resisted arrest when marijuana was found on him following a traffic accident. He was tasered more than once, and stopped breathing in the police cruiser. “As to whether the Taser caused Hammon’s death, chief Maddox says he doesn’t believe it, telling WTAM 1100 Tasers are non-lethal weapons.”]] By Tom Moore, […]