Archive for the 'Public opinion poll' Category

CANADA – Taser use a divisive issue as Ottawa cops gather 1,200 responses to public questionnaires (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Because of the controversy over tasers, Ottawa police have done a survey. There are some 1,200 responses to an online questionnaire, including as well as 700 filled out by police. Views will be analyzed in a report to be published in April. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association wants to see increased police […]

JERSEY – Jersey survey raises concerns on Taser stun guns [60% opposed] (2012-04-07)

Posted on April 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Jersey Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny panel is conducting a survey on the introduction of Tasers in the States of Jersey in the Channe; Islands. More than half of those who have responded to a survey oppose the introduction of Taser stun guns to Jersey. About 200 people have been questioned […]

UK – The public want tasers and tear gas used on the UK rioters – And 33 per cent want them shot with live ammunition (2011-08-10)

Posted on August 10 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: New Statemenan blog:  YouGov poll just following the UK riots: 33 per cent of the public believe the police should be allowed to shoot the rioters with live ammunition. – 78 per cent support the use of tear gas. – 72 per cent support the use of tasers. – 82 per […]

UK – The public want tasers and tear gas used on the rioters (2011-08-10)

Posted on August 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: In the wake of the August riots on the streets of British cities, The New Stateman reports a public opinion survey (by the respected pollsters YouGov)  – full results below the post – showing 72% saying the police should have used tasers – and 33 per cent want them shot with live ammunition! […]

CANADA – British Columbians have low trust in the Mounties: poll (2011-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments :  (See poll results under this post) “British Columbians have less faith in the Mounties than the rest of the country in terms of leadership, communication, accountability and public complaints investigations, a poll conducted on behalf of the RCMP in June 2010 shows.” The death of Robert Dziekanski in 2007 undoubtedly plays a […]

USA – West Govina, California: Gang member sentenced for string of violent video game store robberies [Many victims tasered] (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post of of interest because the taser is increasingly becoming a weapon of choice of serious criminals, in this case a gang in Los Angeles County committing multiple felonies: “More than a dozen victims were bound, stunned with a Taser and terrorized at gunpoint,” according to the D.A.’s statement… In the […]

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 […]

AUSTRALIA – Police to use Tasers in Victoria from July 1 (2010-02-25)

Posted on February 25 2010 by admin

POLICE officers will use “conducted energy devices” in country Victoria from July 1 as part of a $300,000 pilot program. The Human Rights Law Resource Centre raised concerns over the trial, saying it left “vulnerable groups at risk of greater harm”. The Police Association has been pushing for the use of the devices for some time. In a Herald Sun Issues Survey conducted late last year, 75 per cent of respondents said police should carry Tasers as an alternative to using a firearm.

NEW ZEALAND – Poll-Big ‘no’ to letting all police have guns (2010-01-13)

Posted on January 11 2010 by admin 4:00 AM Wednesday Jan 13, 2010 Sixty-five per cent of those polled believed only the armed offenders squad should carry guns. Almost two thirds of people do not want police carrying guns on general duties, saying it is enough to have the armed offenders squad. In a Herald survey, 31 per cent of the […]

AUSTRALIA – Victoria Police officers plan to turn backs on Brumby Labor government at next election (2009-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2009 by admin

Labor Party gets little support from police, partly … “The officers have called for police numbers to be boosted, stun guns to be issued to all police, and the OPI to be replaced by a broad anti-corruption body.”