Archive for the 'Torture weapon (taser)' Category

USA – Chicago Police Brutality Lawsuit Claims Woman Was Physically And Verbally Assaulted [including with taser] (VIDEO) (2014-05-20)

Posted on May 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (See video here) – Police officers physically and verbally abused the Chinese manageress of a tanning salon and massage parlor during her arrest last year – including in the video an officer can be heard asking to use his Taser on 32-year-old Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek “10 fucking times,” a lawsuit against the […]

ARGENTINA – La Justicia ratificó la prohibición del uso de las pistolas Taser por la Policía Metropolitana [Justice Ministry confirms prohibition of tasers by the Metropolitan Police] (2013-08-09)

Posted on August 9 2013 by admin [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Buenos Aires Court upholds the decision to ban tasers from police use: even if other countries have approved their use, they should not be adopted due to UN recognition of them as a means of torture and potentially lethal. (Article translated approximately from Spanish – see original in Spanish below […]

NETHERLANDS – [Tasers in the Netherlands:] Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on the Netherlands (2013-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on taser police in the Netherlands. Dutch police arrest teams have steadily been equipped with taser weapons since May 2009. In September 2012, the Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten announced plans to introduce taser weapons for the entire Dutch police force, including all regular […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers in the spotlight – comforting myths and shocking realities (2012-12-05

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Conversation [an independent source of analysis, commentary and news from the university and research sector ), Monash University [20 minutes out of Melbourne], publishes this inciteful commentary on two recent taser coronial findings. Five Australians have died following use of the taser. In the case of Brazilian Roberto Curti, there was […]

AUSTRALIA – “Deadly weapons: We must ban Tasers” (2012-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Ther Australian “Green Left” comes out strong;ly against the use of tasers, flowing the 18 March death of Roberto Laudisio Curti. The teaser5 is not “non-lethal” and the evidence indicates police do not use Tasers as an alternative to deadly force, since gun use does not decline with the introduction of tasers. […]

AUSTRALIA – Greeens: “Deadly weapons – We must ban Tasers” (2012-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2012 by admin

ISRAEL / PALESTINE – Confined Cruelty: Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Minors (2012-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Within a long, detailed and referenced article on Israeli mistreatment of Palestinian children, the author provides testimony of Israeli use of the taser as a torture instrument on a 15-yr-old Palestinion boy(in BOLD in the text below): “the interrogator grabbed the boy’s head and slammed it against the wall, slapping him […]

NEW ZEALAND – Taser use by Police in New Zealand [“ – Shocking!”]. (2012-02-28)

Posted on February 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Brief article in a Canadian Civil Liberties Union newsletter: Since March 2010, New Zealand police have used tasers 890 times, despite criticisms including the New Zealand Civil Liberties Council depiction of its use as “inhumane” . The taser seems to be becoming police-officers’ weapon of choice.]] Canadian Civil Liberties Union, by Laura […]

USA – Powder Springs, Georgia: officer reprimanded in Taser incident [tasering twice a handcuffed black driver at traffic stop] (2012-02-24)

Posted on February 24 2012 by admin


LIBYA – Libyan militias accused of torturing detainees(2012-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Amnesty International reports armed militias threaten the security of Libya with 12 detainees tortured to death since September 2011, including detainees “given electric shocks with live wires and taser-like electroshock weapons.”]] Associated Press in New York,, Thursday 16 February 201 Armed militias now rule much of Libya, Amnesty International has warned, […]

UK – Official UK policy on the export of Tasers (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : So the taser isn’t an “instrument of torture”? Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt reiterated the Government’s July 1997 policy on preventing British companies from manufacturing, selling or procuring equipment designed primarily for torture, including portable devices designed or modified for riot control purposes or self-protection that administer an electric-shock. This included […]

EUROPEAN UNION / GUERNSEY – Guernsey Police allowed to import Tasers [despite EU ban on torture-weapon exports] (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Guernsey (and Jersey) have a special status (primarily as tax-havens) and are not members of the European Union, so the EU-wide ban on exporting “torture weapons” to countries outside the EU applied. Note, the taser is in this class of weapons. The UK government is passing new legislation to get around the […]

USA – Cincinnati: City denies excessive force in post-stun gun death (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Just another accidental death following the use of a taser: Douglas Boucher, who is mentally ill, was stunned numerous times and kicked and beaten while he was on the ground, according to an attorney in a lawsuit against Mason, Cincinnati. Attorney Alphonse Gerhardstein alleges that “the abuse of Mr. Boucher while […]

USA – Arizona: The Abu Ghraib of Phoenix, Arizona: The Cruel Death Of Ernest Atencio & Others (2011-12-29)

Posted on December 29 2011 by admin

  Inewp, by “anonymous” [[SUMMARY / COMMENT: 44 year old Ernest “Marty” Atencio, father of four who was bipolar and not on his medication at the time his family called the police, was restrained to a seat with handcuffs after officers commanded slightly erratic and pacing Atencio to sit down. They piled on him and […]

USA – Is There ANY Reason Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers Needed to Use a Taser On Marty Atencio? (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : One of the ugliest taser killings caught on film. Eight (!) Mariposa County Police brutally smash and taser a mentally disturbed Latino veteran in police custody, while others look on. Little wonder that this case is making headlines and many are calling for the police-chief’s resignation. Other cases of police abuse […]

TRINADAD & TOBAGO -Police Service’s image battered [following what seems a clear case of taser police brutality] (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: six Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have appeared in court for an alleged taser attack. Along with another case of seven officers charged with murder, the TTPS is clearly undergoing a serious image problem. The the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has received 550 complaints of police misconduct … ]] TT Guardian, […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – ‘Taser six’ secure bail (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: THE six officers charged with misbehaviour in public officer following an alleged Taser attack on civilians at a police station last year have been granted bail, each for $75,000 – showing how serious the case of “taser abuse” is being treated. The case relates a March 11, 2010 confrontation in which , brothers […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Six Central officers on Taser-torture charges (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : After various administrative delays, six police officers will be facing the Director of Public Prosecutions. They are charged with having aassaulted two brothers – Randy, 21, and well Ricardo Youk-See, 28 – as well as a neighbour, Kyron Baptiste, 18. The victims claim they were “shocked with a Taser gun and taunted by […]

UK – Marat/Sade: Audiences walk out of ‘perverse’ Royal Shakespeare Company show [production depicts taser as torture-weapon] (2011-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The taser as a torture weapon – along with waterboarding, nudity and simulated rape – features in a new production of Marat-Sade at the Stratford-on-Avon’s Royal Shakespeare Company – the most respected theatre in England. The production is broadly condemned and many theatre-goers leave in disgust. (The production was first staged by famed […]

EGYPT – Des policiers et militaires apparaissant dans une vidéo montrant des actes de torture [Soldiers and police on video showing acts of torture – including use of taser] (2011-09-20)

Posted on September 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Video posted on YouTube of police officers laughing as they taser detainees in a police station in Daqahliya, north of Cairo. le East News Agency (MENA) says despite discourse of “respect for human rights” such abuses are frequent in Egypt. Amnesty International (France demands that Egyptian military and public security stop torturing detainees.]] […]