Archive for the 'Ligue des Noirs du Québec' Category

CANADA / QUEBEC – Un coroner réclame plus de pistolets électriques pour les policiers [Coroner calls for arming more police with tasers] (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Quebec coroner Dr Jean Brochu hascommented on tasers, following his inquiry into the shooting death of Mario Hamel and an innocent bystander in 2011. Now he calls for more police to be armed with tasers and more tasers rolled out – while also calling for more training of police for handling the […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – “Le Taser: arme mortelle / The taser: a deadly weapon” (2012-10-18)

Posted on October 18 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (English version follows French) – Press release in French and English from the major Black Coalition of Quebec to recognize the five years since Quilem Registre was tasered and died in Montreal (19 October 2007). The police are gaining increased access to tasers. Basically nothing has been done to improve policing in […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – La police de Montréal intervient avec un pistolet électrique (2011-07-12)

Posted on October 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Montreal Police used a taser yesterday to control a 22-yr-old.  suspect said to be brandishing a knife in Saint-Laurent in northern Montreal. Last week the SPVM  goit permission to increase their stock of tasers to 57. Police in Toronto currently have 700 tasers, Calgary 468 and Vancouver 200. The Ligue des Noirs […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Communiqué de presse: La Coalition pour le retrait du Taser [Press release: Coalition to withdraw all tasers] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : The Quebec Coalition for a moratorium on tasers – a brief history is given (it was formed in 2007) and membership is shown at the end of this press release – changes its name to become the “Quebec coalition for the withdrawal of all tasers” (Coalition pour le retrait du Taser) following […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – “Pistolet Taser :Un moratoire n’est plus suffisant: nous exigeons le retrait!” [“Taser pistol: a moratorium is not enough: We demand its withdrawal!”] (2009-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a press release, the Montreal coalition for a moratorium on taser use changes its title – to a coalition demanding its withdrawal. The follows TASER Inc.’s recent recognition that the taser may affect the heart and the use of the taser on a resident suffering from Down’s syndrome in an institution […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montréal: Coalition contre le Taser – “Monsieur Dupuis, pourquoi ne pas tout simplement les retirer?” [Montreal coalition against tasers asks justice minister why he doesn’t just withdraw the taser from the police arsenal] (2009-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a press release, the Montreal “coalition for an immediate moratorium on the use of tasers” asks the Quebec minister of justice why he does not just stop the police from having access to tasers until there is clear evidence that it is not lethal. Th coalition is particularly outraged by the […]

CANADA / QUEBEC: “Taser : un moratoire immédiat plus que jamais nécessaire” [“Taser: An immediate moratorium is more urgent than ever”] (2008-02-14)

Posted on February 14 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: As information about taser abuse by the Montreal municipal police emerges, the Montreal “Coalition for a moratium of the use of tasers” argues that this reinforces its demands for a moratorium on taser-use by the police. The Coalition is particularly demanding a meeting with the Montreal Public Security Commission, respobible for the […]