Archive for the 'Occupy Wall Street (etc.)' Category

GREECE – Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ [including by taser] after Golden Dawn clash (2012-10-09)

Posted on October 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Fifteen protesters are arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, They have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) and were subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation. One protester said he was hit on the spine […]

USA- Tacoma, Washington: Occupy protesters tased at Santorum event (2012-02-15)

Posted on February 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupt a meeting by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Tacoma, Washington State. KIRO-TV reported that one or more protesters were eventually tased and even more were arrested. “I think it’s really important for you to understand what this radical element represents, because what they represent is true […]

USA – Etats-Unis: un militant du mouvement Occupy Washington arrêté [neutralisé par un Taser] (USA : an Occupy Washington activist is arrested [after being subdued by a taser] (2012-01-30)

Posted on January 30 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Occupy DC participants choose passive resistance as their only weapon against police attempting to remove everyone from the sites the night before the deadline to leave their campsite, police use the taser against a person they identify as a leader.]] AFP Un jeune manifestant anticapitaliste a été neutralisé dimanche avec un […]

USA – Washington DC : [VIDEO] Occupy DC disrupts VIP meeting; protester arrested [Police confirm use of tasers against protesters](2012-01-29)

Posted on January 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Washington DC Police admit to using taser against an Occupy DC! protester … Tensions between Occupy DC protesters and law enforcement increased Sunday afternoon after a member of the McPherson Square encampment was subdued with an electric shock and taken away after a violent encounter with police. Police on scene confirmed […]

USA – Washington: [Occupy DC] Economic protester – tasered at park near White House (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Washington police used a Taser to subdue an “Occupy DC!” protester during an arrest at a park near the White House on Sunday as tension rose ahead of a police order for the demonstrators to stop camping in the parks overnight. A spokeswoman for the movement said police singled out, […]

USA – Oakland, California: Oscar Grant march marks 3rd anniversary of killing (2012-01-01)

Posted on January 1 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Oscar grant was killed in 2009 when a policeman shot him and then claimed he thought he was using a taser. Hundreds of people marked the third anniversary of a BART police officer’s killing of Oscar Grant on Sunday by marching peacefully from Oakland City Hall to the site of the shooting, […]

USA – Washington DC – Park Police officer injured during violent scuffle at Occupy DC camp, kicked in groin [taser used against man in custody] (2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Another case of the use of tasers by police trying to those living with the Occupy D.C. encampment. Police spokesperson David Schlosser says a Taser was used to subdue one of the suspects, and a police car window was kicked out as a suspect was being taken to the station.]] By Associated […]

USA – “The Best Way I Know to Defend My Family – My TASER C2” (2011-12-11)

Posted on December 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : No real surprises here from a mother living in “very firearm-friendly” Arizona who describes herself as a “taser marketing consultant” – probably holding taser-tupperware parties. She touts the C2, not only legal in most states but “No wait, actually, best of all, they come in lots of colors!”. She even gets […]

USA – Dozens of Occupy [Washington] D.C. members arrested [homeless protester tasered] (2011-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: DC Police demnded that rrotesters  leave or dismantle an architect-designed wood structure they built Saturday night. Many Occupy-ers refused. When the protesters failed to comply, officers on horseback moved in. At one point, Park police officers pulled out a Taser as they arrested 21-year-old homeless veteran, Micheal Patterson from Alaska. Patterson was […]

USA – Olympia, Washington State: Protests mark first day of special session [Tasers used against “Occupy!” protesters] (2011-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS Tasers have been used against “Occupy Olympia!”, the police admit: Dan Coon, a State Patrol spokesman, said troopers used Tasers on three people when demonstrators trying to enter the Capitol building advanced on the officers. He said the troopers were trying to protect themselves from being trampled. [Oxford dictionary: TRAMPLE = stepped on […]

USA – Oakland, California – “Dr.” Taser/Mr. Clorox [The “Occupy Okland!” movement intersects with TASER Inc.] (2011-11-28)

Posted on November 28 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Just near an “Occupy Oakland!”, Clorox Co. – the global bleach manufacturers – were holding their AGM, CEO Don Knauss’s $9.1 million paypacket was renewed. One board member is “Dr.” Richard H. Carmona, an ex military Green Beret (in Vietnam) as well as serving as surgeon-general under Nixon – he was […]

USA – Are police becoming militarized? [From tasers to machine-guns] (2011-11-09)

Posted on November 9 2011 by admin

  [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The taser as a first step towards giving the police machine-guns. “Even compared to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and other protests around the country, what’s happening in Oakland shocks the senses. Judging from video and firsthand accounts, the police in that city have been especially brutal in dealing with the protesters… […]