Archive for the 'Anti-gang weapon' Category

USA – Lawsuit: Arkansas Cop Chased and Tased Woman After She Refused to Show Him Her Breasts – At her job, no less. (2013-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A city cop in Arkansas chased a woman through her workplace, shooting a Taser at her, because she refused to show him her breasts, the woman claims in court. This was in December 2011. He first threatened her with a taser and when she ran away tasered her. Ashlea Bennett […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Cops on taser charge in court (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The co tinuing story of T & T police officers who are alleged to have shocked and assaulted three men with a Taser gun while in police custody on March 11, last year. The men were beated, gassed and repeatedly tasered in what appears a gross case of police brutality. (See […]

BELIZE – Woman Accuses Belize “Gang Suppression Unit” Of Indiscriminate “Tasering” (2011-03-05)

Posted on April 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Belize – especially Belize City – has a serious problem of gang warfare with gun killings. The police created the “Gang Suppression Unit”  (GSU) arming them, inter allia, with tasers. The GSU, accused of widespread abuse, justifyies the violence of their interventions by repeating “We have a job to do”: their mandate […]

MALDIVE ISLANDS – Cabinet decision will increase police use of non-lethal weapons, including tasers (2011-03-30)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Maldive Island government – 750 km south-west of India, pop. 400,000 – “yesterday decided to permit police to use non-lethal weapons to curb the gang violence in Maldives.” Tasers are not really appropriate for combating gangs “… Tasers [one of the options being considered] are widely used as a ranged non-lethal […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Présentation à la Commission de la sécurité publique de la “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” [The “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” official statement to the Montreal Public Secirity Commission’s hearings on the taser] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : An important analysis, the official position statement, presented by the president of the Ligue des droits et libertés, of the Quebec Coalition pour le retrait de Taser at the April 2010 Montreal Public Safety Commission’s public hearings on police access to tasers. Six major issues are raised: (1) the background of the […]