Archive for the 'Joking about tasering' Category

USA – Pennsylvania: Snyder County Prison guard fired for Taser prank [against a prison nurse] (2013-01-07)

Posted on January 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Shoukld we worry about guards using tasers inside prisons? In this bizarre case, a guard tasers a prison nurse after she pulled a prank on him (involving the officer’s lunch box). He was fired, but his union (the Teamsters’ local branch) us saying “He should be disciplined, but discharging him is too […]

USA – North Carolina: Former Salisbury officer cries foul following firing [after refusing to submit to voluntary’ taser shocks] (2013-01-05)

Posted on January 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Kenny Lane, a 22-year police veteran refused to be voluntarily tasered during a mandatory training meeting last August. He had been told taser-users had the option of being shocked by the department-issued Taser. But when he arrived, he was told he had to receive a shock. He was later fired for insubordination, […]

USA – Bill Murray Tasered In Appearance On ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ (2012-12-07)

Posted on December 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser is good for a comedy TV sketch (see the URL for the footage)! Tasering in stun mode – 3 one-second discharges,  from a non-police issue taser, quite likely not manufactured by TASER International  – is played for laughs in this very popular TV talk-show. Comedian Bill Murray is hooded and […]

USA – Los Angeles: Cases add up of LAPD assaults on restrained suspects (2012-11-19)

Posted on November 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police shock a handcuffed woman with a teaser. while “joking with other officers at the scene.” Just days after a federal jury ruled that Chicago police officers upheld an entrenched “code of silence” in covering up each other’s wrongdoing, reports have emerged to show that Los Angeles cops have lied for two […]