Archive for the 'TASER Inc. French distributor (SMP)' Category

TASER Inc. – “TASER International Launches Website in France” [sic} (2011-10-19)

Posted on October 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A case of “false information and data-manipulation” typical of TASER Inc.: This “new site” – taser.fr – has been on-line for some 4 years, so it’s hardly being “launched”. The layout has been revamped and the information misleading at the extreme: (1) the real-time “lives saved by taser” (80,000!); “taser safer than […]

FRANCE – Affaire Taser : le parquet veut un procès [The taser scandal: the prosecutor’s office calls for going to trial] (2011-04-05)

Posted on April 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: 10 people have been interrogated in the scandal involving the spying on French Trotskyite politician (Parti anti-capitaliste) Olivier Besancenot. Antoine Di Zazzo, head of SMP Technologies (= TASER France), is accused of ordering this spying in 2007-2008. The prosector has transfered the file to the court for trial, notably of di Zazzo […]

USA – “Pack the San Francisco Police Commission hearing on Tasers: this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., in Room 400, City Hall” (2011-02-21)

Posted on March 4 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: Appeal by a San Francisco coalition of black leaders and community activists to protest police call to bring tasers back into use, after the SF Police Commission voted 3-2 to ban them in 2010]]   Pack the Police Commission hearing on Tasers: this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., in Room 400, City Hall KPFA […]

FRANCE – Taser – un juge d’instruction se penchera sur le décès d’un homme à Colombes (Investigating judge to examine the cause of the death of a tasered Colombes man (2010-12-28)

Posted on December 28 2010 by admin

  [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : French magistrates in Nanterre are investigating the November 2010  death of Malian immigrant, Mahamadou Marega in Colombes in  the Paris suburbs. They are treating it as a “potential homicide” and will determine “the circumstances surrounding his death”, the first recorded taser-related death in France. Did the taser contribute to his heart […]

FRANCE – Le patron de Taser France assigne Rue89 en référé (French Taser boss charges Rue89 with slander) (2010-12-20)

Posted on December 20 2010 by admin

Rue89 (see note at end) … Taser boss Antoine di Zazzo accuses Rue89 with slander for an article published 2 years ago. The decision is expected on 14 January 2011. Rue89 comparaissait lundi matin en référé devant le président du tribunal de grande instance de Paris, assigné par Antoine di Zazzo, le président de Taser […]

FRANCE – Un homme meurt après deux décharges de Taser à Colombes [A man dies at Colombes after receiving two taser shocks (2010-12-01)

Posted on December 1 2010 by admin

Un homme est décédé dans la nuit de lundi à mardi à Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) après avoir reçu deux décharges du pistolet à impulsions électriques Taser pendant son interpellation par la police. L’homme était un Malien de 38 ans en situation irrégulière. Il avait une autorisation provisoire de séjour datant de 1993, selon une source policière, […]

FRANCE – La polémique reprend un coup de jus [The taser polemic heats up again] (2010-12-01)

Posted on December 1 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following the death of a Malian in the Paris suburb of Colombes on November 2011, the controversy over the lethality of the taser resurfaces. Amnesty International calls for an impartial investigation of the weapon. The Committee Against Torture reported to the Council of Europe on the dangers of the taser being uised […]

FRANCE – Immigrant dies following police Taser shooting in France (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

Reuters, By RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE … A Malian immigrant died Tuesday after French police shot him twice with a Taser stun gun during a clash in the Paris suburb of Colombes, a police spokesperson told the AFP wire service. “During his arrest, a Taser was used twice. Following the intervention, the person died of a […]

FRANCE – Immigrant dies after French police Taser him twice (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

Sunday Times, Mohideen Mifthah … A hammer-wielding Malian immigrant died Tuesday after French police shot him twice with a Taser stun gun during a scuffle, a police spokesman told AFP. “During his arrest, a Taser was used twice. Following the intervention, the person died of a cause that remains to be determined,” the spokesman said, […]

FRANCE – Mamère: “Le décès est lié aux effets du Taser” [French Green MP says death is linked to taser] (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

Suite au décès d’un Malien interpellé au Taser dans la nuit de lundi à mardi à Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine), le député d’Europe Ecologie – Les Verts, Noël Mamère, annonce au JDD.fr qu’il va une nouvelle fois déposer une proposition de loi visant à interdire le Taser. “Nous n’allons pas laisser les choses impunies”, s’insurge l’avocat, qui […]

FRANCE – Les polices municipales se ruent sur le Taser (Police eager to get tasers) (2009-06-22)

Posted on June 22 2009 by admin

Le Journal du Dimanche Jean-Pierre VERGES Le décret autorisant les 17 000 policiers municipaux à s’équiper du Taser, arme dite non létale, est à peine signé – au début du mois par la ministre de l’Intérieur Michèle Alliot-Marie – et pas encore paru au Journal officiel, que 300 mairies veulent déjà s’équiper du pistolet électrique, […]

SENEGAL – Senegal Media Gets a Taste of Taser (2009-01-17)

Posted on January 17 2009 by admin

BRUSSELS – A French weapons firm has acknowledged for the first time that it has sold 16 stun-guns to Senegal, where they have been reportedly used against journalists covering football matches and political protests. Antoine Di Zazzo, chief executive of Taser France said that the weapons were destined for Senegalese troops taking part in peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Sudan.

FRANCE – Antoine Di Zazzo, patron de Taser France “Mon impression est d’être tombé dans un traquenard” (French Taser boss says “I feel I’ve been trapped”) (2008-11-17)

Posted on November 17 2008 by admin

Le Monde, Isabelle Mandraud … Antoine Di Zazzo, patron de Taser France Vous êtes mis en examen dans l’affaire Besancenot. Pourquoi l’avoir fait espionner ? Je n’ai jamais enquêté sur Olivier Besancenot. Je voulais trouver son adresse pour lui délivrer une assignation en justice mais, comme à la LCR, tant à Montreuil que dans le […]

FRANCE – Affaire Besancenot : les surprises de l’enquête (The Besancenot affair – suprises during the inquiry) (2008-11-17)

Posted on November 17 2008 by admin

LE MONDE: Isabelle Mandraud … La compagne d’Olivier Besancenot, mais aussi la mère de sa compagne, ont fait l’objet d’investigations dans l’affaire de l’espionnage du porte-parole de la LCR. C’est l’un des éléments surprenants que révèlent les procès-verbaux des auditions des protagonistes, interpellés en octobre, remis en liberté sous contrôle judiciaire après avoir été mis […]

FRANCE – Taser: la société SMP Technologies déboutée (SMP ( =Taser-France ) case against RAIDH dismissed) (2008-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2008 by admin

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/depeches/societe/20081027.FAP4340/taser_la_societe_smp_technologies_deboutee.html SOCIETE AP | 27.10.2008 | 17:57 Le tribunal de grande instance de Paris a débouté lundi la société SMP Technologies, qui commercialise le taser, de son action contre l’association RAIDH (Réseau d’alerte et d’intervention pour les droits de l’Homme), a-t-on appris de source judiciaire. SMP, qui commercialise en France le pistolet à impulsion électrique, […]

FRANCE – Antoine di Zazzo ou l’étrange parcours du « M. Taser » français [Antoine di Zazzo, or the strange story of the French “Mr. Taser”] (2008-10-19)

Posted on October 19 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS The boss of Taser France has launched a defamation suit against the Trostyist party leader, Olivier Bésancenot, the human rights group RAID-H, the Social Party leader (the official opposition), Martine Aubry and the popular weekly, L’Express – all for claiming that the taser is “dangerous” – François di Zazzo claims to be an […]

FRANCE – Head of French stun gun company accused of spying on anti-Taser activist (2008-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2008 by admin

French police yesterday arrested the head of a company that supplies Taser stun guns to security forces on suspicion of spying on a Trotskyist leader who has campaigned for a ban on the controversial weapons, after a magazine reported a private detective firm was tailing Olivier Besancenot, a former presidential candidate and leader of the Communist Revolutionary League (LCR).

FRANCE – Head of “Taser France” arrested for spying on leftist presidential candidate (2008-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2008 by admin

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008 Head of “Taser France” arrested for spying on leftist presidential candidate The French are fed up with the tactics of Taser & Co. and have now arrested the head of SMP Technologies (also nicknamed “Taser France”), Antoine Di Zazzo. No reason to doubt Arizona’s TASER INTERNATIONAL has something to do with […]

FRANCE – Taser firm loses first libel battle (2008-10-08)

Posted on October 8 2008 by admin

08-10-28-The Connexion … A FIRM that imports and distributes Taser stun guns in France has lost the first in a series of high court battles over claims that the supposedly safe police weapon can be lethal. SMP Technologies sought damages from a human rights group, RAID-H, after it published material arguing against the pistol’s use, […]

USA – Prosecutors were investigating Thursday after a deranged naked man, who had been armed with a 2.5-metre-long fluorescent light, died hours after police hit him with a Taser dart. (2008-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2008 by admin

[[GlobalShock: a man in a state of acute psychiatric distress is ordered by NYPD to step down. He does not obey, is tasered, falls on his head and dies. (The police officer reponsible leter commits suicide)]] NYPD officer suspended after deadly Taser incident By Canwest News Service NEW YORK – Prosecutors were investigating Thursday after […]