Archive for the 'Taser stun mode' Category

UK – Increase in the police use of Tasers against children in Thames Valley (2014-06-16)

Posted on June 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Are English police abusing their authority in tasering children under 18? Tasers have been deployed against under-18s in the Thames Valley region (population: 2.3 million) 11 times since 2009 – six times in 2013 alone, the highest number in six years. This includes in “drive-stun” mode (to induce pain). Most of these […]

USA – Baltimore Death by Taser [Editorial] (2o14-05-27)

Posted on May 27 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This editorial seriously challenges police use of a Taser five times, in drive-stun mode, to subdue teenager, George King, in hospital. Mr King died. The taser is an electroshock weapon touted as a less lethal alternative to firearms when used by police pursuing fleeing suspects or attempting to take unruly individuals into […]

UK – London Taser Statistics (2014-05-15)

Posted on May 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post contains an interactive map showing taser use statistics by borough in the City of London, distinguishing 7 ways in which the taser is used: Drawn: Removed from holster. Aimed: Pointed at subject.Red Dot: Pointed at subject with red dot laser sight active so that red dot appears on subject. Arced: […]

UK – Taser use is on the rise in Hampshire [including “drive-stun”] (2013-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New Home Office statistics from Hampshire county show “drive-stun” tasering (pain-compliance) is increasing, although overall taser use fell slightly from 2011. In England and Wales, taser deploymernt went up from 6,649 in 2010 to 7,877 in 2011. No data yet available for 2012.]] Hampshire Gazette A CONTROVERSIAL method for using Tasers […]