Archive for the 'NAACP (USA)' Category

USA – Connecticut Police to Report Taser Incidents (2014-05-09)

Posted on May 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: the April death of José Maldonado. Maldonado was the 14th person to die in Connecticut after being tased, 10 of those people were African American or Latino. Police departments across Connecticut now will be required to report all usage of electronic weapons to the state under a bill approved by the legislature […]

USA – Connecticut NAACP, ACLU Laud Taser Legislation (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Connecticut NAACP and the state ACLU chapter are lauding a taser reform bill passed this session in the General Assembly. The bill calls on police departments that utilize tasers to adopt use policies along with tracking and reporting incidents in which they’re deployed. Note: Jose Maldonado was the 14th person to […]

USA – Urbana, Illinois: Increased police tasers not a necessary solution (2014-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Urbana Police Department does not currently have access to tasers. At the Urbana City Council meeting on April 28, many citizens, including the local NAACP chapter, opposed the Police’s request for tasers. Editorial: “Tasers are a very reactionary method to crime versus a preventative method, such as mental health care for example, […]

USA – East Hartford, Connecticut: Cause of Death Pending for Man Police Shocked With Stun Gun (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Jose Maldonado, 22, from Manchester, deid after he was tasered by police. The cause of his death has not been determined and is pending further study, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. State police are continuing to investigate. The NAACP held a news conference at the East Hartford Police […]

USA – Connecticut: Meriden Council satisfied with police chief’s report on force, but NAACP leader wants policy change (2014-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In December 2013, the local council approved a resolution to review the department’s policies on use of force. The local NAACP leader said he is not content with the current policy on tasers and wants changes.]] Record-Journal, by Dan Brechlin MERIDEN — The City Council is satisfied with a report written by […]

New Britain, Connecticut: NAACP calls for Moratorium on Taser Use (2013-09-14)

Posted on September 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: 40-year-old Seth Victor died after a stand-off with police when they tasered him.  According to the police, he was “threatening to hurt himself”.  Civil Rights Leaders, particularly the NAACP, are calling  for a taser moratorium until officers get more training on how and when to use tasers.]] Fox News, by Laurie Perez […]

USA – ACLU Calls for Taser Regulation After Death of Connecticut Man (2013-09-03)

Posted on September 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered then he died. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is asking for increased Taser regulation following the death of a Connecticut an unidentified man who barricaded himself in a New Britain apartment last night. He was argumentative and threatened officers while holed up in his third-floor apartment. Police entered […]

USA – Waterbury, Connecticut: NAACP launches investigation into taser death (2011-05-17)

Posted on May 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police say 26-year-old African-American Marcus Brown was combative even after being cuffed and put into the back of a cruiser so an officer tased him. He had been arrested for causing a disturbance in a hospital emergency room. Handcuffed in the police cruiser, Marcus received at least one more taser discharge; unresponsive, […]