Archive for the 'Taser protecting victims' Category

USA – “What is ‘The TASER Experience’ anyway?” (2012-11-27)

Posted on November 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The police adulation of the taser reaches almost orgasmic proportions in this article by the influential editor of the PoliceOne website: How long does the experience last? he asks. “The answer is that the TASER Experience is not about time, it’s about totality. It’s about completeness. It’s about ubergeek terms like “end-to-end […]

AUSTRALIA – Queensland police ‘over-reacted’ in tasering 17-year-old girl (2011-03-20)

Posted on April 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: QUEENSLAND Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett had effectively admitted that officers over-reacted in tasering a teenage girl in Toowoomba on Wednesday, a former policeman and politician says. The girl kept on shouting: “Real gun, real gun. Shoot me with a real gun”. Less than 40 seconds after police arrived, the girl was […]

AUSTRALIA – Officer quizzed on Taser shots at Inquest: 8 or 28 times? (2011-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The inquest into Antonia Galeano’s death following 28 taser shots by a police officer raises many key issues: here, the reliability of information provided by police officer – or is it rather that the weapon itself was providing confusing feedback: “It didn’t seem to work as good as they say it does […]