Archive for the 'Police differential use' Category

UK – London Metropolitan Police fired Taser in one-third of deployments, official figures show (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY/ COMMENTS : London Metropolitan Police officers fired stun guns at suspects in almost a third of cases where the devices were drawn, official figures have revealed – about 10 per cent more of the time than was average across England and Wales. The government figures show that the most popular use of Taser by […]

UK – What does the rise in taser usage across England and Wales tell us? (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This post explains police use of tasers in the UK. The data just released by the Home Office show that incidents involving tasers had more than doubled between 2009 and 2010, from roughly 3,128 in 2009 to 6,649 in 2010. The number of incidents recorded in 2011 was even higher at […]

USA – Illinois Senator Dan Duffy: Stricter guidelines needed for Taser gun use (2013-01-04)

Posted on January 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : An Illinois senatoat is calling for much tougher guidelines on tasers following the Chicago death of Philip Coleman on December 13th 2012, and points to the racialization of tasering by the Chicago Police: 667 of the 710 individuals Tasered by police were black. Meanwhile, Police are authorized to use Tasers in a wide […]

UK – Police taser use [differential use in different parts of country, often used against people not charged with an offense] (2012-12-26)

Posted on December 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Therer is varied use of Taser guns on people who were not charged with any offence across Britain, including threats with offensive weapons, preventing serious injury to an individual and resisting arrest. And to tackle large scale public disorder when 150 people were ejected from a pub after a brawl. In Lancashire […]