Archive for the 'Pain' Category

NEW ZEALAND – Taser victim hoping to sue police (2014-06-24)

Posted on June 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Not in in New Zealand are happy about taser use: Mark Smillie was tasered twice by police on Xmas Day 2011 after failing to stop his car. Mr Smillie said the pain he experienced from the taser was hideous, and the worst pain he had ever experienced. The Independent Police Conduct Authority […]

MONGOLIA – US Military – Marines lead multinational nonlethal weapons training (2013-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Senior military leaders from 22 nations, most in the Asia-Pacific region, are gathered in Mongolia this week to learn about nonlethal weapons and how their forces can more effectively use them. The two-day seminar started with demonstrations, including the X26, with Mongolian military participating. Each experienced firsthand how it feels to […]

USA –Pennsylvania Man hit by Taser in custody of Millvale police speaks out – He may have been shocked 20 times (2013-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Handcuffed Thomas Jason Smith, 27, who has mental health issues, was drive-stunned in the left shoulder and shot with darts in the lower back. He received up to 20 taser discharges. Mr. Smith “had become violent, hitting his head off of the jail cell wall.” He then “tried to go after and […]

PORTUGAL – UN Human Rights Committee reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights (2012-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The question of the use of taser weapons by Portuguese police officers remains a concern of the UN Human Rights Committee as it reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights. Note the only really pertinent paragraph (in bold): The UN Committee against Torture has recognised that their use causes acute […]

CANADA – Toronto: “Ultimate Tazer Ball combines shock and soccer” (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Whether true or a hoax on the Internet, this report – unsubstantiated so it should not have been broadcast by the CBC, without more research – confirms the trivialization of “tazers” – generic models, generic models in this case, with a clear link to their major sales-location: Thailand. Interested?: See the YouTube […]

USA – Fort Wayne, Indiana: Police [say] Use of Taser justified [man on stretcher is tasered] (2012-02-02)

Posted on February 2 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS Michael Ard has been driving drunk and hit two utility poles and a light pole. After was on a stretcher (handcuffed? – we don’t know), he spat at officers and refused to hold still. A police officer warned him to stop and then used his Taser. “We feel it’s certainly well within […]

LIBYA – Deaths of detainees amid widespread torture [including “taser-like” weapons] (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: These are surel not actual tasers … still in recent days and weeks Libyans and sub-Saharan Adricans who stayed loyal Colonel al-Gaddafi during the recent conflict have been subject to systematic torture including shocks Taser-like weapons – which is tey another confirmation that taser merits the label “instrument of torture” ]] Amnesty […]

USA – Barling, Arkansas: Passenger Gets $1 After Excessive Cop Tasering (2012-01-06)

Posted on January 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “No justice for the victims!” A federal judge gives an Arkansas car passenger, Derrol Dee Kirby III, just $1 award after he was tasered by cops, even though he committed no crime and was hit by two tasers while he was handcuffed.  Note: he was the passenger, not the driver. Kirby had […]

USA – Is There ANY Reason Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers Needed to Use a Taser On Marty Atencio? (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : One of the ugliest taser killings caught on film. Eight (!) Mariposa County Police brutally smash and taser a mentally disturbed Latino veteran in police custody, while others look on. Little wonder that this case is making headlines and many are calling for the police-chief’s resignation. Other cases of police abuse […]

USA- Lodi, New Jersey, police chief tests stun gun’s jolt [“excruciating pain!”] (2011-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Lodi Police Chief Caruso recently volunteered to be shocked with a Taser gun, as a video camera captured the moment. The 2 minute video embedded in the article shows the ofiiceer screaming: the pain is extreme. Also seen is the laughter by spectators – a taser demonstration in front of their supporters. […]

USA – Chicago – Josue Tapia Tasered 11 Times After Being Mistaken For Wanted Criminal – Federal Lawsuit (2011-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Not only mistaken identity, but abusive treatment if he had been the person suspected! Josue Tapia, 27, was hospitalized for a week with injuries that resulted from an interaction with Chicago police on May 15, 2010, when he was stopped for a minor traffic offense. He says he he was beaten and jolted […]

ISRAEL / CANADA – Canadian activist tortured by Israeli forces (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Israeli forces used a taser on and bruised a Canadian activist, David Heap, on board a Canadian vessel carrying aid to Gaza. Heap told the Canadian Press that Israeli forces seizing the vessel Tahirr, on Friday, zapped him with a taser during their assault on the vessel.]] Digitial Journal, by Ernest Dempsey London […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Taser attack: six cops to be charged (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Sounds like gross taser abuse and the taser being used as a torture weapon: Trinidad & Tobago Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has instructed that six police officers be charged with crimes linked to the arrest and beating of three men who were also repeatedly shocked with Taser guns last year. […]

EGYPT – Des policiers et militaires apparaissant dans une vidéo montrant des actes de torture [Soldiers and police on video showing acts of torture – including use of taser] (2011-09-20)

Posted on September 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Video posted on YouTube of police officers laughing as they taser detainees in a police station in Daqahliya, north of Cairo. le East News Agency (MENA) says despite discourse of “respect for human rights” such abuses are frequent in Egypt. Amnesty International (France demands that Egyptian military and public security stop torturing detainees.]] […]

THAILAND – US, Thai militaries begin non-lethal training (2011-06-01)

Posted on June 2 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : US Marines and Special Operations units provide training to Thai police and military in use of tasers and other non-lethal weapons, starting May 30, ‘strengthening military-to-military ties’ …]] Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Systems (DVIDS), Story by Sgt. Heather BrewerSmall III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Marines and sailors with Special […]

USA – Polk, Florida: deputies among those using long-range XREP Taser (2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Possibly armed suspect shot in SWAT operation with 2 wireless XREP rounds. 220 US agencies trialing or adopting XREPs, according to TASER Inc. “It’s “the first long-range Taser weapon out there,” said Steve Tuttle, spokesman for the Arizona-based company. “This is for the long-range standoff situations or when someone is barricaded and […]

UK – Tasered youth at Royal Wedding party [in Falmouth, Devon] accuses ‘heavy-handed’ police (2011-05-11)

Posted on May 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A teenager tasered by police at a Royal Wedding street party yesterday accused officers of ‘police brutality’ claiming he had told officers he was not resisting before being targeted on the ground … Footage taken on a mobile phone shows him on the floor being restrained by two officers after being hit […]

UK – ‘I’ll make Raoul Moat look like a f****** fairy’: Sinister boast of man held after two-day ‘siege’ (2011-05-09)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A man emerges from an armed siege in western England wearing only his underpants, verbally aggressive and looking very belligerent (see photos). He is tasered. The arm was used as a compliance weapon. Was this necessary? The photos will certainly become a publicity tool for TASER Inc. ]] Daily Mail Reporter Tasered […]

USA – Video, High Tech Taser Rifle being used in Polk County, Florida (2011-05-09)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Looking like “something out of a James Bond movie.”, a local Florida police unit shows of its wireless XREP (Extended Range Electronic Projectile) fired from a 12-guage shot-gun 100 metres away from the victim and more painful, it seems than the X26 $100 cartridges. “John Angleton is the taser coordinator for the […]

USA – Connecticut Experts Wonder Why Police Aren’t Held Responsible For The People Who Die In Taser-Related Deaths (2011-05-04)

Posted on May 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: With 9 deaths following the use of the taser in Connecticut since 2006, this article provides a good overview of the contradictions and abuse associated with taser use on one State. Unexplained deaths, Racism, a boy being tasered at school, a man mowing his lawn (“mistaken identity”) and less taser use in […]