Archive for the 'Riot control' Category

UK – Give all police Taser guns to quell riots, Police Federation says (2012-05-16)

Posted on May 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : All English police officers should have access to Taser stun guns to quell future riots, a senior police officer union’s spokesman has said, as part of a £111 million shopping list of weaponry and armour including water cannon, which he said was needed to maintain public order and avoid a repeat […]

MOROCCA / US Military – Marines and Moroccans conduct Peace Support Operations (2012-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The US Marines as TASER International salesmen? Marines in a cooperative exercise with Moroccan military provided training in non-lethal techniques – including tasers – to prevent an escalation of force during crowd uprisings. Peacekeepers are often faced with problems in delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Non-lethal arms may be essential. […]

BRAZIL – 1964 Revolution Commemoration Disrupted [Security forces accused of using taser] (2012-03-29)

Posted on March 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do the Brazilian security forces use tasers? Unconfirmed use of a Taser against a young woman. In all, 52 police officers – Military police and a Riot Police – responding to a demonstration to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the March 31st, 1964 military coup in Brazil. A police spokesman denied that […]

UK – Riots Report: Police Consider Water Cannon, CS Gas And Tasers As A ‘Tactical Option’ (2012-03-22)

Posted on March 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers are one of the options for riot control in the UK: Water cannons, Taser stun guns and CS gas would be valuable to police forces across England and Wales in a bid to avoid a return of last summer’s rioting, a review said on Wednesday – with the emphasis on […]

UK – Police confirm use of tasers during Dale Farm eviction (2012-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASERS were used to evict travellers from their campsite, it is confirmed in an official report. Was this justified? Police fired twice as police secured Dale Farm Travellers site for eviction. The same man, who was threatening officers with a plank of wood with a nail through it, was targeted both times. Seven […]

UK – London Police: Response to YouTube footage of Taser (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an official statement, London Metropolitan Police denydischarging the taser in the crowded 26 December murder of an 18-year-old man in Oxford Street in what appears a gang slaying. This is contradicted by the distinct rattle-snake sound audible on the Daily Mail video posted earlier. That sound can only be the […]

USA – 2010 – policemag.com – 21st Century Riot Control Tools – Anarchists and agitators beware: Heat rays and stink bombs are in your future (2011-11)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New “toys” to help police controls “riots” (read: demononstrations) include heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new technologies. Dee the section on the Taser XREP (in bold): TASER’s Shockwave is an area denial device that was inspired by anti-personnel mines. The Shockwave ADS consists of three tiers of […]

INDIA – Kingdom of Sloth – Jittery over Right to Information Act, babus slip into deep freeze [National Securty Guard to receive tasers] (2011-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: This is a long article covering issues.of which only one paragraph is relevant to tasers:  the National Security Guard responsible for anti-terrorism but also active in the Kashmir, where rioting is frequent.  is to receive new tasers … The paragraph is immediately below, the whole article underneath.]] (New Delhi) India Today, by Dhiraj […]

UK – Riot police to change tactics after Birmingham looting (2011-09-08)

Posted on September 8 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS :New tactics are being developed by West Midlands Police to deal with public disorder after the emergence of large-scale looting in the Birmingham riots. This includes arrest training and the wider use of Taser guns. ]] Insp John Pickard said police would reflect on feedback New tactics are being developed by […]

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! […]

GERMANY – ‘Non-lethal Weapons’ Tackle Protests Against Globalisation (2009-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The IPS left-wing news agency reports that Germany with 3 other European governments is arming their police forces with a new range of “non-lethal weapons” to put down protests against globalisation, and among immigrants. Former German police officials publicly praise use of Taser stun guns against demonstrators as harmless yet efficient. So far […]

INDIA – Kashmir: ‘New Crowd-Control Methods, [including tasers] Key to Avoid Bloodshed’ (2010-08-01)

Posted on August 1 0201 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: With stone-pelting becoming an established mode in Kashmir agitations, experts feel there is a need for adopting newer crowd-control methods, … the taser gun is one such option … But, it has also some disadvantage as it could cause cardiac seizures in people with heart problems and under the influence of alcohol. […]