[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This week, the British Virgin Island police are to be issued with tasers (tasercams, with cameras on the weapon), as less-than-lethal options for subduing or restraining violent, combative and aggressive persons. Ten office ers have been trained to use them. The police chief says this rollout is in compliance with “The U.N. […]
TASER Inc. is the monopolistic manufacturer of a product in high demand. We examine here two elements: the nature of its monopoly and how this affects pricing. By pkb for GlobalShock: Note this is a first draft 2011-05. TASER International has the monopoly of the supply of stun-gen technology to North American police forces. As […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The New Zealand government’s official detailed response on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 52-page report, with just 4 short paragraphs on tasers, printed here. “Tasers had not been used on young people but would be used in extreme, life-threatening situations.”]] The Committee on the Rights of […]
Argentine judge rules tasers are too close a reminder of torture under the regime of the generals. This effectively stops Buenos Aires police from obtaining tasers.
New Zealand’s Justice Minister is heading to New York – and the United Nations Human Rights Committee – to defend his country’s use of Taser stun-guns by police.
In brief: Potentially worrying questions about potential taser use in Spain, particularly against asylum-seekers
[[GlobalShock: Important note: this article was published in Portuguese, We have translated it using Google Translator, followed by a revision of the English text. We apologize for the quality of the translation. [[Some terms (eg. the taser “firing“) may be inappropriate translations. But the tenor of this article suggests the Justice Ministry spokesperson is distributing […]
[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is the much-cited Amnesty International 2008 132-page report (pdf) on US stun gun use. Here we present the introduction and overview. The full report, along with other Amnesty reports (on Canada and the USA) rapidly became the cornerstone of the counterbalance to the TASER Inc. discourse on the effects of Taser […]
UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE HEARS RESPONSE OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 8 May 2008 In brief: Minister of Justice says tasers not used by Macedonian police Excerpts … Other Committee Experts asked questions and made comments on whether Taser guns were used by the police. Responding to additional questions raised, the delegation of […]
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=129937&p=NewsArticle&id=1081838 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2007 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECDs), issued the following statement: The recent one-line statement on the TASER(r) X26 by the UN Committee Against Torture in a broad review of the arrest and detention procedures of Portugal is out of […]
Introduction to Taser France and its loquacious bosse, Antoine di Zazzo
Summary : The UN Committee Against Torture says recent Portuguese taser X26 order is providing police with an « instrument of torture »Summary : The UN Committee Against Torture says recent Portuguese taser X26 order is providing police with an « instrument of torture »
Article from left-centre Le Monde on the UN Committee Against Torture’s labelling of the taser as a “torture weapon”.
Swissinfo, Adam Beaumont Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations’ Committee against Torture (CAT) to give Switzerland a rough ride when it presents its latest report this week. The Swiss branch of the human-rights organisation says it is particularly concerned about the toughening of the asylum law and police use of electroshock weapons during […]