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USA –Pennsylvania Man hit by Taser in custody of Millvale police speaks out – He may have been shocked 20 times (2013-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Handcuffed Thomas Jason Smith, 27, who has mental health issues, was drive-stunned in the left shoulder and shot with darts in the lower back. He received up to 20 taser discharges. Mr. Smith “had become violent, hitting his head off of the jail cell wall.” He then “tried to go after and […]

AUSTRALIA – New model Tasers introduced to Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Policing (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do the new “X2” tasers excalate or de-escalate policing? ACT – the region around the capital of national Canberra in New South Wales; pop.:340,000 – are purchasing the new X2s for its police. The major advance is its “ a dual cartridge option” – i.e., each unit can fire twice. It also […]

USA – Fort Wayne, Indiana: Police [say] Use of Taser justified [man on stretcher is tasered] (2012-02-02)

Posted on February 2 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS Michael Ard has been driving drunk and hit two utility poles and a light pole. After was on a stretcher (handcuffed? – we don’t know), he spat at officers and refused to hold still. A police officer warned him to stop and then used his Taser. “We feel it’s certainly well within […]