Archive for the 'Police threaten to electrocute' Category

USA – Philadelphia Police pull stun gun on mob at sale (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police use taser to quell a so-called “mob” when Wal-Mart attempts to create an “event” with a sale. “Wal-Mart called us for assistance because people were tugging, shoving and trying to get boxes unwrapped before the sale started at 10 p.m.,” Police chief Dickie Sistrunk said. Is this “tasers saving lives?”]] Neshoba […]

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. […]

AUSTRALIA – Canberra: Union might back call for prison Tasers (2011-10-14)

Posted on October 13 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Why shouldn’t prison guards receive tasers, if police officers do? One answer is: The opportunites for abuse are much greater in the carceral system. Anyway the Canberra union of prison officers is demanding that their members  be armed with Tasers following calls for the stun guns to be used in every correctional […]

NEW ZEALAND – Christchurch: City tops taser use (2011-08-10)

Posted on August 10 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS:  Christchurch police are firing tasers more frequently than their counterparts in the rest of the country – six times more often than in the same time last year (36 times while actually using it only 6 times). Clearly becoming a “weapon of choice”: “Throughout New Zealand, police presented tasers on 797 […]

CANADA – Toronto Officer avoids jail in Taser case (2011-06-27)

Posted on June 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : It looks as if  police taser abuse is not a serious offence: a Toronto police officer has avoided jail time for threatening a handcuffed suspect with a taser. Instead he will be putting in 50 hours of community service, but not get any criminal record.]] CBC News A Toronto police officer has […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Le Taser deux fois moins utilisé qu’en 2007 à Québec [Quebec City police using taser 50% less often than in 2007] (2011-05-17)

Posted on May 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Quebec City police report taser use is down 50% – from 16 times a years to 8 – since 2007, when Claudio Castagnetta died following the use of the taser – as a result of the media coverage of this case, according to a police spokesperson. Anyone receiving a discharge now automatically […]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE – 4 Palestinian detainees injured [and threatened with tasers] as Israeli forces raid prison (2011-04-29)

Posted on April 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Four Palestinian detainees were injured Friday as Israeli forces raided Eshel prison”, a group representing Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails said. “Clashes broke out when Israeli forces attacked detainee Imad Al-Mardawn, the society said, adding that forces threatened to use Taser guns.”]] RAMALLAH (Ma’an) [see explanation of news agency below article] Four […]

USA – African American truck driver brutalized by Long Beach police [using taser] speaks out (2011-03-30)

Posted on March 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note: GlobalShock is careful about sources. This article about police racism and the use of tasers comes from a source some visitors might consider “unreliable” : It was published in “Liberation” the on-line weekly of the “The Party for Socialism and Liberation”, based in California, which  is “a working-class party of leaders […]

USA – New York Cops ‘tasered and pepper sprayed’ man for double parking (2011-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “African-American Jonathan Zimmerman said the officers approached his car, sprayed him in the eyes with the powerful tear gas and then shocked him – all for a simple traffic violation… Mr Zimmerman was left with a ‘dime shaped’ scar and a taser barb that had to be removed from his back at […]

CANADA – Toronto Cop threatens to Taser suspects’ testicles (2011-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A Etiboke (western Toronto) police officer is filmed on the in-car cam-corder threatening to taser three already-handcuffed theft suspects. Trying to find a third suspect, the suspects say they don’t know …  Officer Hominuk: “If you’re lying to me, when I get you back to the station, I’m Tasering you in the […]