Archive for the 'Taser inherently dangerous' Category

USA – Five Texas Police Departments Ban Tasers (2013-09-28)

Posted on September 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This weekend, five police departments in North Texas — Mansfield, Richland Hills, Crowley, Murphy and Burleson — announced they had removed Taser guns from the list of equipment used by officers. The police are not saying why, but a lawyer report the departments enacted the ban to protect themselves from lawsuits. Amnesty […]

CANADA – TASER – The Whole Story: Dr Mike Webster at the BC Parliamentary Commission on tasers (2012-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The TruthNotTasers (TNT) blog titles this report “TASER – The Whole Story” – and police psychologist Mike Webster directly attacks numerous serious fault-lines in “taser science” and how police have been misled about tasers. We recommend reading the whole 3100-word text. A few phrases are in bold: these were highlined in our source. […]

USA – Dallas,Texas – Four Tarrant County police departments stop Taser use (2012-09-21)

Posted on September 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Four Tarrant County police departments have decided to ban the use of Tasers. Some local police officers won’t be reaching for their tasers in the line of duty because their departments have pulled the shock weapons after a meeting between local law enforcement agencies devices where new warnings about Tasers were […]

UK – Ex Police-chief warns over safety of using Tasers with CS spray (2012-01-29)

Posted on January 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “CS [tear gas] plus Taser equals spark plus flammable material.” – according to a former police chief who introduced Tasers into Britain has warned Scotland Yard to be “very careful” if plans to roll out more stun guns goes ahead, while the current police boss is calling for a taser in every […]

USA – Halifax Death 5th In 5-Years In Eastern North Carolina Involving A Taser (2011-11-23)

Posted on November 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: They just keep dying in Eastern Caroline, population c. 600,000. The death of a Halifax County man after a police officer used a taser on him is the fifth similar incident in Eastern Carolina in the last five years. First tasered after a break-in at a convenience store, second tasered when already in […]

USA – Safety risks skewed by research funded by company, San Francisco University heart specialists study shows (2011-07-29)

Posted on July 29 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Independent research study by San Francisco University heart specialists clearly shows bias in scientific reports distributed by TASER Inc. They looked at 50 studies into the health effects of Tasers. About half, or 23 studies, were sponsored by the company. It revealed 96 per cent of the Taser-funded studies found the […]

USA – E-How: Health: “How to Treat a Tasered Man” (2011-04-05)

Posted on April 5 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : These are practical suggestions to emergency medical services (ambulances, etc.): Note the need for medical intervention following any taser episode: “antiseptics and bandages are necessary to help treat burns or probe wounds … Remove a taser dart with a hemostat … then cleanse the area with warm water. apply an ice […]

UK – Official complaints commission says “Tasers have saved lives”, but … (2004-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2004 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Chairperson of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says the taser “had ‘definitely saved lives’ in Britain … If the option is to shoot somebody dead or use a taser, we back the use of the taser every time. We accept that there are inherent dangers in using a taser.”) ( is, […]