Archive for the 'Petition against tasers' Category

USA – Florida Petition: ‘Prosecute Police Officer for Unwarranted and Lethal Taser Use’ (2014-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Online petition (see here) to Florida Governor to demand the prosecution of the Miami Police officer who tasered street artist Israel Hernandez in August 2013. Mr Hernandez subsequently died of heart failure.]] Target: Governor of Florida, Rick Scott Goal: Hold a Miami police officer accountable for excessive force and wrongful death […]

USA – Montpelier, Vermont advocate calls for national standards for Taser use (2013-08-24)

Posted on August 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Montpelier advocate, Morgan Brown, has launched a petition calling for national regulations on law enforcement and civilian use of stun guns on Thursday. The guns should be regulated the same as other firearms and lethal weapons, according to the petition. Though nationwide reform on the use of stun guns would […]

CANADA – Leduc, Alberta: A Matter of Safety … [Marc-Andre Fontaine dies after being tasered] The Taser Issue (2013-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On August 2 2013, 27 year old Marc-Andre Fontaine was tased by RCMP in the Leduc Petro Canada parking lot and died two days later. Police had been called was he was earlier in an agitated state, driving dangerously. This is a good description of the circumstances. A petition has been […]

USA – Montpelier, Vermont: Call on Federal Government to Regulate Stun Guns (2013-08-22)

Posted on August 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY – COMMENTS: A Vermont advocate launches a petition to have tasers declared subject to the same regulations as firearms: “The undersigned petitioners call on the Government of the United States to govern and regulate the law enforcement and civilian use of Tasers as well as other stun guns in the exact same manner it […]

CANADA – Alberta: Anti-Taser petition prompted by death in Leduc gaining support (2013-08-11)

Posted on August 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Following the death of Marc-Andé Fontaine after being tasered, an online petition – “Canadian Police: Don’t Tase First, Ask Questions Later!” – that calls for tighter restrictions on stun gun use has gained 3.400 signatures. Mr Fontaine, 27, died in Leduc Alberta on 2nd August. The incident is now being investigated […]

CANADA – Edmonton – Petition: “Canadian Police: Don’t Tase First, Ask Questions Later!” (2013-08-05)

Posted on August 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The text (and URL) of a petition cslling forAlberta province-wide regulations on stun guns, following the death of Marc-André Fontaine who was tasered the died on 2 August 2013 in Leduc, Alberta. As of late August the petition had collected 5,000 signatures.]] Following the “Susan V.” In 2007, Canadian police officers faced […]

USA – Columbia, Missouri: … Safety paramount: Tasers help city police carry out their duties (2011-01-09)

Posted on January 9 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: A candidate for Columbia (Missouri) City Council explains why he opposed the citizens’ initiative during the taser ban ballot in the city: a “strong advocate of civil liberties” (sic) , he opposed the ban because it would deprive the police of an important crime-fighting weapon – and “banning the private use of Tasers was a clear violation of the Second Amendment” (the right to carry arms). In brief, possessing taser stun-guns is an unalienable right. See in bold in the text]]

USA – Columbia (Missouri) Taser issue voted down (2010-11-03)

Posted on November 3 2010 by admin

Missourian, by Dan Claxton Months of controversy comes to an end in lopsided vote Had it passed, Proposition 2 would have made the use of Tasers in Columbia a Class A misdemeanor and banned everyone, including law enforcement officers, from using, or threatening to use, Tasers within the city limits. The proposition was rejected 24,679 […]