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SINGAPORE – Police access to data according to Wikipedia (2014-04-06 – date downloaded)

Posted on April 6 2014 by admin

[[A very brief item from wikipedia, date of origin unknown: The Taser X26 stun gun is part of the officer equipment, which provides another non-lethal means of subduing suspects. Despite some safety concerns due to incidents experienced by foreign police forces, the weapon was deemed suitable for use by trained personnel, and was rolled out […]

USA – Ridgefield, Connecticut: Taser debate, what taser debate? (2014-02-17)

Posted on February 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers no longer controversial? Seven years ago the purchase of tasers by the local police in this town (pop. 7,500) was subject to widespread debate – now, there is virtually no debate over whether Ridgefield’s police should have them. “People don’t like being zapped with the devices, but it generally doesn’t do […]

CANADA – Saskatoon Police to be armed with Tasers (2013-10-17)

Posted on October 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A case of proceeding cautiously with a new taser roll-out: Saskatoon police chief says city police will soon be getting tasers “in hopes of preventing the use of lethal force.” Police haven’t used a gun in the last year. The board of police commissioners approved the purchase of 44 X26 Tasers. […]

CANADA – Hamilton, Ontario: City councillors leery of police chief’s Taser deadline (2013-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Hamilton’s police chief says he needs to know by Dec. 1 whether his request for $1-million proposal to equip all officers with Tasers will be accepted by Hamilton town council. This is how muich it will cost to purchase and train more than 570 officers in the use of conducted energy […]

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – 10 Police Officers certified to train in TASER use (2013-10-07)

Posted on October 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New rollout of taserS (25), with cameras, in the West Indies: Tasers will added to the British Virgin Islands police later this year. Ten officers received two days of instructor’s training on the use of the new TASER stun guns last week. The Police chief welcomes the “non-lethal incapacitating weapons” and […]

JAMAICA – National Security Minister Bunting considers tasers for cops by year end (2013-08-21)

Posted on August 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A brief report from Jamaica that a roll-out of tasers should be approved within the next few months. (They currently do not have tasers.) The Security minister says this should “give the police options and invariably reduce the number of police shootings”.]] The Gleaner Police personnel could get the go-ahead to […]

RUSSIA – Police to Wield Powerful Electric Stun Devices [not TASER Inc. equipment] (2013-01-29)

Posted on January 29 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Interior Ministry is planning to spend 60 million rubles ($2,000,000) – about $400 a unit – to buy 7,000 AIR-107U electric-shock batons, which will be issued to police officers for self-defense and for use during football matches or mass protests. We read rather illogically: “It makes no sense to issue firearms […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Taser ‘stun guns’ on the street (2013-01-28)

Posted on January 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Tasers are coming to the Cayman Islands (pop. 57,000)- 36 are being purchased for US$71,000 – and a police officer takes a voluntary shock to show how it works (“ .. a cramp, imagine that times 1,000 – over your whole body”). A firearms instructor explains: “Taser is designed to give instant […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cops armed with tasers (2013-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Caribbean police repeating the TASER mantra … : Cayman Islands’ Police rollout of tasers begins on 28 January by some “specially trained officers”, following a public demonstration by a police volunteer. It is already adopted by Bermuda police. The efficacy of the taser is unquestioned – as if the global controversy were […]

USA – Portland, Oregon police officials were repeatedly warned about Taser use before federal inquiry (2012-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: For the past three years, outside consultants, Portland’s city auditor, federal juries and a citizens’ oversight panel have sent the same message to Portland police: rein in officers’ use of the Taser stun gun and limit the cycles of electrical shock that officers can fire. All to no avail: Instead, the chief […]

JERSEY – Human rights group objections to Tasers (2012-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : The Jersey (Channel Islands) Human Right Group fears the ‘militarisation’ of the police after the police chief, the police officers’ ‘union’ and honorary officers all backed the introduction of Tasers. The police say it is just another “tactical weapon” to protect the public. ]] FEARS have been expressed about the ‘militarisation’ […]

USA – Fort Worth, Texas police buying Tasers with safety feature (2012-03-13)

Posted on March 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Fort Worth police are to get new X2 tasers that “that automatically shut off after a five-second discharge” – which is what we were told the X26 which they replace had done. “The main two points we were looking for was the automatic cut off at five seconds after being deployed, even […]

NEW ZEALAND – Taser use by Police in New Zealand [“ – Shocking!”]. (2012-02-28)

Posted on February 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Brief article in a Canadian Civil Liberties Union newsletter: Since March 2010, New Zealand police have used tasers 890 times, despite criticisms including the New Zealand Civil Liberties Council depiction of its use as “inhumane” . The taser seems to be becoming police-officers’ weapon of choice.]] Canadian Civil Liberties Union, by Laura […]

ESTONIA – По примеру Финляндии электрошокерами могут вооружить и наших патрульных полицейских – [“Following the example of Finland, the Taser to be used by Estonian police patrols”] (2012-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / :COMMENTS We apologize for the poor translation (via Google translate: see Russian original below translation): Estonian police are planning to introduce tasers for special forces and rapid reaction units, claiming them to non life-threatening, claiming that “in Finland, for example, “tasers” are available for use by police patrols”, although this may prove too […]

USA – Ocean City, Maryland officers begin carrying Tasers for security (2012-02-14)

Posted on February 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the context of taser deployment, Ocean City is an example of “better use” of tasers: At a public information meeting, the public is told by Police Chief Bernadette DiPino that Police have 3-days training in taser use, they will have “strict accountability” in regard to Taser use, they must fill out […]

USA – Tasers reissued to Charlotte, North Carolina, cops after six months (2012-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2012 by admin

WBTV, by Ron Lee [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers were withdrawn (without any known announcement ) from the Charlotte police for six months of checking, inspecting and reissuing, after the death of Lareko Williams in a sexual violence scenario: he ran away, the police tasered him, he died. The new taser X2 arsenal – a double-barreled […]

USA – Rockford, Michigan, Police get ready to carry Tasers again (2012-01-20)

Posted on January 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following two controversial taser-related deaths, the city of Rockford (pop.c.150,000) police withdrew – unannounced, of course – its use of tasers. Concern was increased by the manufacturers’s warning of cardiac arrest following use of the taser. So, nothing changed, except getting the TASER Inc. message: “”We sent some of our training staff […]

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. […]

USA – Arizona Department of Public Safety purchase of 1,000 Tasers raising questions ((2011-12-12)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS The Arizona Department of Public Safety set out to buy 800 Tasers and accessories in 2009 for about $800,000. But the purchase had grown to 1,000 newer-model X3 Tasers and accessories at more than $1.9 million 13 months later. DPS acknowledged to the Arizona Republic that the DPS officer who requested the […]

USA – Arizona: Purchase of Tasers for Department of Public Safety questioned – Officer who submitted request has ties to firm (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Arizona Department of Public Safety (state police) just increased its order for 800 new taser from $800,000 to a new order for 1,000 newer-model Tasers and accessories at a cost of more than $1.9 million. – This was the decision of one man, Sgt. Bud Clark, who failed to declare […]