Archive for the 'Transit workers' Category

AUSTRALIA – Victoria man Tasered for not showing his ticket (2012-07-01)

Posted on July 1 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : A clear case of taser abuse. Asked to show his ticket in a bus, Michael Lindsay was too slow for the inspectors and he said their job was a waste of tax-payers’ money. An inspector got upset and called the police, who came and ordered him off the bus, which he […]

USA – New York: City Transit System Is No Place for Tasers, according to Authority chairman (2012-04-18)

Posted on April 18 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: In an enlightened moved, a no-Taser policy statement by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota came in response to legislation proposed Tuesday to better protect transit workers (see related story). ”Asking them to carry weapons would cross the line into law enforcement — a function that is best left to the NYPD,” […]

USA – New York State Lawmaker Wants Transit Workers to Carry Tasers (2012-04-18)

Posted on April 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: In a particularly inappropriate proposition, but in the US anti-terrorist logic, if a New York State Senator has his way, train operators and bus drivers will soon have the authority to carry and use tasers in an event they feel threatened. (Among aother things, tasers are fire-combustents (for potentialsuciide bombers)  and aggressive […]