Archive for the 'Nat. Alliance on Mental Illness (USA)' Category

USA – Utah: Documents show Hurricane’s payment [$2,000,000] for Taser death, but still scant details of settlement (2013-01-15)

Posted on January 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The southern Utah city (pop. 14,000)  paid the family of Brian Cardall $2 million as a settlement. Mr Cardall was unarmed, naked and having a bipolar episode on the side of a highway on June 9, 2009. A police officer fired two 50,000-volt charges at him from his Taser pistol. The settlement […]

USA – Salt Lake City, Utah Family gets $2M settlement from Hurricane in Taser death (2013-01-08)

Posted on January 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Hurricane city (population 14,000) has paid $2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Brian Cadall who died in 2009 after being shocked twice with a Taser by police. The family of Brian Cardall, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, continues their advocacy work with National […]

USA – NRA Takes Fire for Stance on Mental Illness [Tasers not mentioned, but the logic applies] (2012-12-24)

Posted on December 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note: Following the killing of 20 children in a Newtown, Connecticut primary school , the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre repeatedly used the word “monsters” and “insane” to describe people who carry out mass shootings: lunatic “as a catchphrase for those who commit violent crimes,” the American Psychiatric Association said. It is within […]

USA – Sanford, Maine, police aim to defuse crises with long-range Taser (2012-01-10)

Posted on January 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Using truly frightening logic, the police in this small Maine township – population 10,800 – have purchased 3 taser rifles, able to shock from 100 ft awa, with a 20-second discharge. This is to “calm situations” help a distraught person (who) could be killed or seriously injured” – i.e. the psychiatrically disturbed. […]