Archive for the 'Taser perceived as toy' Category

USA – Bill Murray Tasered In Appearance On ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ (2012-12-07)

Posted on December 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser is good for a comedy TV sketch (see the URL for the footage)! Tasering in stun mode – 3 one-second discharges,  from a non-police issue taser, quite likely not manufactured by TASER International  – is played for laughs in this very popular TV talk-show. Comedian Bill Murray is hooded and […]

USA (?) – Batman Arm Armor with Pip-Boy iPhone Dock (2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : [From an unchecked web-site …. ] This clearly is NOT a TASER Inc. product, but a name-borrowing App, inspired by Batman pyrotechnics with a taser-like stungun. The claim is: The Armstar – said to be partly owned by Kevin Costler – is a stun device, camera, flash light, and optionally an […]

[COUNTRY UNKNOWN] Android Apps: The “Deluxe Tazer”: Shock and amaze your friends with vibrating light and sound effects (2011-11-23)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : On the day after a man is tasered in England for playing with a toy taser, we find this app – free – which is “a faithful reproduction of a Taser Stun Gun that lets you ‘zap’ your friends… and enemies”. Not in any way associated with TASER Inc., it reflects the […]

UK – London Metropolitan police Tasered man carrying toy gun on train (2011-11-24)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Police – the Mets – says stun gun used nine times on Justice Livingstone following reports of a man waving a weapon. He says he was Tasered four times to the chest and when that did not affect him, officers Tasered him three times to the back […]

UK – Tasers: ‘If officers have a new toy, they like using it’ (2011-11-09)

Posted on November 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Tasers are part of the modern police’s arsenal. But how safe are they and why are the guidelines for their use so vague? There have been nearly 9,000 incidents in which UK police deployed Tasers in the six years after they were first trialled in 2003. The frequency … is rising steadily. […]

UK – Police officer ‘tasered his officer girlfriend after she trashed his house and car’ (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Is this just ex-lover’s jealousy – there are crazies in every walk of life – or is the taser perceived by the police as a non-lethal but “nasty” weapon? Is the taser and “invitation to abuse”: … Two police officers have been suspended and one arrested after a lover’s tiff turned violent, […]

BELIZE – Gang Supression Unit: Bigger Guns, More Force, But Is It More Effective? (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Sambula got one of the Taser and shocked me here. When he shocked me and i felt what it felt like I drew back and he pushed it on me again. It was more than one of them and they crowded me and shocked me all over ” …. Belize City – […]

USA – Arlington, Texas: Jonathan Pierce: Clearly Innocent: Wrongfully Tasered (2011-03-22)

Posted on March 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: For several year Eddie Griffin has been maintaining an excellent blog – – including a lot of information on the racist use of the taser in the USA. This post relates to the latest case – Jonathan Pierce – with valuable links to other information.]] By Eddie Griffin (BASG) Tuesday, March […]

AUSTRALIA – Queensland Police accused of teen Taser cover-up (2011-03-18)

Posted on March 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Former state Labor MP Peter Pyke has accused police of trying to cover up a Taser incident involving a slight 17-year-old  teenage girl on southern Queensland. ‘Now that is a mentally distressed person who needs compassion and help, not to be tasered.’”]] ABC, By Francis Tapim Former state Labor MP Peter Pyke […]

TASER Inc. … [Taser Science is not rocket science … ] New Study Analyzes Effects of Tasing Intoxicated Patients (2010-09-16)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A visitor to TASER Inc.’s twitter page ( ) asks (in February 2011) about the scientific research on the use of tasers against people who are drunk. He (or she) is referred to a review of a remarkable study by TASER’s own researchers in which volunteers participated in a “scientific study” of […]

NEW ZEALAND – “We’ll Never Be Basketballers, But We Can Be Hardcore Midget Wrestlers” (2011-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:A new MTV show, “Half-pint brawlers” is coming to New Zealand television (“half-pint”, as in “midget”): “We just finished up a barbed wire match, we’ve done eight-foot steel cage matches, staples… You name it, we’ve done it. Next year, we’ll be doing a taser match, and I’m going to hang tasers from ropes, […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasering judged irrelevant in Spratt multiple tasering (2010-12-17)

Posted on December 17 2010 by admin

The Australian, Amanda O”Brien … THE officer in charge of the Perth police lock-up sent an email to junior officers shortly after Kevin Spratt was tasered 27 times in a day. He thanked them and joked about bringing in cheesecake – the penalty for police who mucked up. Another officer told a corruption hearing into […]

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 […]

BRAZIL – Parece brinquedo, mas não é (The taser – it seems like a toy, but it isn’t) (2009-10-23)

Posted on October 23 2009 by admin

O Dia, By CHRISTINA NASCIMENTO, RIO DE JANEIRO (Note: translated from the Portuguese with Google Translator … the original version appears below)   Guns that stock people began to be used today by the Municipal Guard in Leme and in Lapa Rio – The Municipal Guard will acquire later this year more than 100 Taser […]

USA (military) – US Air Force Troops Laugh as Comrades Get Zapped by Taser (2009-04-29)

Posted on May 24 2009 by admin

LiveScience Staff Writer, By Stuart Fox, The Air Force recently released a video of airmen shocking each other with Tasers during a training exercise. Air Force leaders want the airmen to feel the effects of the nonlethal weapon firsthand so they can better judge its appropriate use, said a man identified as Staff Sgt. Brandon […]

UK – Welsh police chief ‘disappointed’ by Brunstrom taser stunt (2007-12-16)

Posted on December 16 2008 by admin

North Wales police chief gets himself tasered on video against regulations – to show public how powerful the taser is. His superior: “I was disappointed that Richard chose to have himself tested. Our guidance is that police should not be tested. [Greater Manchester chief constable] Mike Todd did it as well.”

UK – British soldiers in Iraq filmed playing with illegal taser torture device (2008-09-04)

Posted on September 4 2008 by admin Two British soldiers, filmed apparently stunning each other with an illegal electric-shock torture device, are facing disciplinary action. By Chris Irvine Last Updated: 5:21PM BST 04 Sep 2008 The two men, claiming to be from the Royal Engineers, appeared to have filmed themselves with the electric-shock device while off-duty at a military base in […]

SENEGAL – Taser s’exporte en Afrique : Strip tease mène l’enquête (Tasers: Belgian TV programme « Strip-Tease » investigates) (2008-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2008 by admin

3-minute video of a French police taser-trainer training Senegalese security officers (police?) in taser use, including experiencing the taser themselves.