Archive for the 'Sexism' Category

USA – ‘What happened to selling chocolates?: Bikini-clad woman gets tasered in front of group of men FOR CHARITY’ (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The British Daily Mail tabloid publishes this article on a You-Tube video that has gone viral – about a disgusting recording of a barely-clad girl who undergoes a taser discharge “for charity”. This is part of the taser story and so merits inclusion here. The charity is (according to a background voice) […]

INDONESIA – Jakarta Women Told to Carry Pepper Spray, Tasers to Avoid Rape (2012-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers to keep away sexual predators? Bad advice! Victim-blaming Indonesian police are echoing TASER Inc.’s claim that tasers “protect the innocent”, and women particularly. A completely unsubstantiated claim – and a tasered attacker is sure to become more violent. What’s neded is better policing!]] Following a string of sexual assaults committed on […]

USA – El Centro, California: Horrific moment transgender woman was tasered in crotch by rangers when they found out she was born a man (2011-12-06)

Posted on December 6 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A clear case of taser abuse?  Video in the link at the end. In this story in the English tabloid Daily Mail – intended to be provocative – the Bureau of Land Management Rangers taser a woman. Ms Brooke Fantelli said the ranger allegedly first accused some in her group of […]

USA – Brewster, Washington, woman gets $250,000 … City settles with woman acquitted of assault (2011-04-29)

Posted on April 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Brewster City (pop. 2140) has settled with 47-year-old Alejandra Solis, following police assaulting her during an illegal traffic stop in 2006. “Solis claimed that Oules yanked her out of her van and threw her to the ground, then instructed Rieb to stun her with a Taser.” The City says the fine will […]

USA – Olympia, Washington State, agrees to pay woman Tasered at city jail $260,000 (2011-04-05)

Posted on April 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The city of Olympia has reached a $260,000 settlement with Cynthia Brown, who was illegally strip-searched and shot with a Taser in the city jail in 2008, when she refused to strip-search in front of 3 male officers. “Despite settling the matter, the city denied liability.”]] The Olympian, by MATT BATCHELDOR OLYMPIA […]

USA – Olympia, Washington State: “City should drop its frivolous defense” (2011-02-25)

Posted on March 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a woman detained by the police was ordered to undress by the all-male officers. When she refused to so unless in the presence of female police-officer, she was tasered in the breast: the city of Olympia (pop. 47,000) was clearly acting illegally and now faces a major lawsuit … ]] The Olympian, […]