Archive for the 'Sports events' Category

USA – California: Oakland A’s Fan Tasered After Fighting With Police Officers, Security [VIDEO] (2013-10-07)

Posted on October 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers to control unruly fans at sports events … a Oakland A’s fan was tasered during an altercation with stadium security guards and local police officers. (See VIDEO here).]] IBTimes, by Thomas Barrabi A Taser was used on an unruly Oakland A’s fan during an altercation with stadium security guards and […]

RUSSIA – Russian police to get thousands of [Russian] tasers (2013-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Russian police are planning to arm its officers with nearly 7,000 electroshock nightsticks – nopt TASER International products – according to an order for them published online by officials. 57 million rubles are being spent to purchase AIR-107U electroshock batons which, like tasers, can also be used without direct contact. The weapons […]

CANADA – Chilean Clash With Police Sparks Controversy At Toronto FIFA U-20 Tourney (2011-07-20)

Posted on July 30 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Fans at a Canadian football game in Toronto are tasered following a game between two South American teams: It was an ugly loss as Argentina defeated Chile 3-0 in a yellow card-filled semifinal match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, but even worse was what happened off the field. Members of […]

RUSSIA – Zenit St Petersburg Player Tasered by Police After Handing Shirt to Young Fan (2011-06-21)

Posted on June 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a post that spread rapidly across the internet, a Russian footballer is tasered – almost certainly not a [roduct of TASER Inc. – by a security official as he hands his shirt to a fan after winning a football game …  ]]   By Marc Roseblade (Contributor) on June 21, 2011 […]

USA – Naked Cincinnatti marathon runner gets tasered (2011-05-05)

Posted on May 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The tasing of “streakers” and nude marathon runners raises a serious issue, as shown here. “Brett Henderson told The Urbana Daily Citizen he hadn’t expected to run naked, but when a pair of borrowed running shorts started slipping off, he wanted to try and finish the race. “I looked but couldn’t find […]

USA – Police officers videoed as they taser and beat Pittsburgh baseball fan in front of chanting drunk supporters (2011-04-12)

Posted on April 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A rowdy baseball fan was videoed (see on the link at the end) being shot with a Taser and beaten by police in front dozens of chanting drunken supporters. Reportedly this has attracted 300,000 visits to Facebook to view the event. What interests us particularly are: (1) How the police define “threat […]

BRAZIL Military Police (PM) about to receive a non-lethal shock (2010-06-12)

Posted on June 12 2010 by admin

O Dia, Vania Cunha … (Note this translation from Portuguese is based on the Google Tramnslator. The original version appears below) Tasers are one of the weapons for which Military Police are being trained for 2014 & 2016 Sports events … The Shock Battalion is beginning to use equipment this year ‘Ballerina’, such as grenade, […]

USA – Taser Nation: ‘Inside the NBA’ TV Program Making Fun of Taser Victims (2010-05-05)

Posted on May 5 2010 by admin

21st Century Wire, By Patrick Henningsen In yet another example of psychological conditioning by the mainstream corporate media, Time Warner demonstrated on Monday night how a seemingly innocuous NBA basketball program could be used to glorify and make light comedy out of state-sanctioned torture and the running series of recent taser-related deaths in the United […]

SENEGAL: Attaques contre la presse en 2008 (Attacks against the press in 2008) (2009-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2009 by admin

[[GlobalShock: The situation in Senegal, once known as a haven of press freedom, has seriously deteriorated. Supporters of President Abdoulaye Wade and members of his government reacted to press criticisms with distorted rhetoric, physical and verbal aggression – including use of the taser – and criminal proceedings …References to the use of tasers on two […]