Archive for the 'Police using TASER Inc. statistics' Category

NEW ZEALAND – Mental health Taser shock (2013-01-06)

Posted on January 6 2013 by admin

Since the nationwide rollout of Tasers in March 2010, they have been drawn by police officers 1320 times and discharged 212 times. In 2011 there were 621 Tasers used by police but that number ballooned to 908 when more were bought last year. A disproportionate number of people with mental health issues – a third […]

USA – Bias charged in TASER-supported studies (2011-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / CommentsThe Heart.org reports on the UCSF studies of taser safety depending upon funding sources – independent research shows much greater danger, moreover “studies sponsored by TASER International might have been less likely to be published if they found possible harm than if they found safety.” See table in this report.]] By Editor, […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Présentation à la Commission de la sécurité publique de la “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” [The “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” official statement to the Montreal Public Secirity Commission’s hearings on the taser] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : An important analysis, the official position statement, presented by the president of the Ligue des droits et libertés, of the Quebec Coalition pour le retrait de Taser at the April 2010 Montreal Public Safety Commission’s public hearings on police access to tasers. Six major issues are raised: (1) the background of the […]

BERMUDA – Commissioner outlines use of Tasers in Bermuda (2010-04-22)

Posted on April 21 2010 by admin

Bermuda Sun … Commissioner outlines use of Tasers in Bermuda The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is announcing the introduction of TASER as a less-lethal use of force option in the list of approved defensive weapons being carried by police officers. “TASER” is the manufacturer’s name for an Electronic Control Device (ECD) that is widely used […]

USA – No Taser Deaths In USA? (2008-07-09)

Posted on July 31 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a blogger attend a Citizens Police School as part of the local police department’s community outreach program, along with 56 others. In Grover in the US midwest. The most interesting element is the highly positive information provided about the taser by police officers (in bold in this somewhat long text) … “On […]

CANADA – Too much Taser use, too little humanity (2009-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An editorial from the Canadian Maritimes takes on the myth – we would say LIE – made by many police officers since Robert Dziekanski’s death that “the taser has saved 4,000 lives”. Whose lives? The media must not accept such blatant self-interested “poppycock”. “The police conduct in that incident was appalling. Their […]

BRAZIL – Novo modelo de armas não-letais será apresentado no Fórum Social Mundial (A New model of non-lethal weapons – tasers – will be presented at the World Social Forum) (2009-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2009 by admin

[[GlobalShock: Important note: this article was published in Portuguese, We have translated it using Google Translator, followed by a revision of the English text. We apologize for the quality of the translation. [[Some terms (eg. the taser “firing“) may be inappropriate translations. But the tenor of this article suggests the Justice Ministry spokesperson is distributing […]