Archive for the 'Protest over taser death' Category

USA – Augusta, Georgia: Family protests stun-gun death case, demands justice outside courthouse (2014-07-07)

Posted on July 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: June 29, 2013: multiple tasering, then cardiac arrest and died. The family of George Harvey, 39 when he died, is holding a protest. He had history of arrests related to cocaine, marijuana and controlled substances, makes his case and life seem “unimportant,” his sister says, demanding that justice be served.]] Augusta Chronicle, […]

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.]] Forcechange.com Target: Governor of Florida, Rick Scott Goal: Hold a Miami police officer accountable for excessive force and wrongful death […]

USA – Florida: Friends Of Israel ‘Reefa’ Hernandez-Llach Respond To Autopsy Report (2014-03-10)

Posted on March 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Friends and the family of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez-Llach held a news conference in response to his autopsy report released last week, seven months after his death, following the use of the taser against the street artist. The autopsy found that his death was “accidental through electrical discharge.” One friend says: “[He] was […]

CANADA/QUEBEC – Montréal Police Kill Donald Ménard: Taser death speaks to increasing violence against society’s marginalized (2103-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Montreal-based “Coalition to Oppose Police Brutality” (COPB) protests against the death of Donald Ménard on November 11 2013 after he was tasered in a rooming house in Montreal. Police “could not subdue” Ménard, reports CBC, “so they tried with physical force, afterward they graduated to pepper spray, that didn’t work, then […]

BRAZIL – Policial da UPP mata garoto de 17 anos em Manguinhos [Pacification Police Unit kills 17 year old boy [with taser] in Manguinhos] (2013-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2013 by admin

BRAZIL – Policial da UPP mata garoto de 17 anos em Manguinhos [Pacification Police Unit kills 17 year old boy [with taser] in Manguinhos] (2013-03-24) [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Casé Matheus Oliveira, 17, died after being shot with a taser (stun gun) […]