Archive for the 'Videos' 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 […]

USA – Phoenix, Arizona: Video: ‘Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops’ (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (See video here) A post from the police PoliceOne website shows that continued use of a taser against a man – 38-year-old Edward Michael Caruth – after he was handcuffed. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him, failed initially to subdue him, after the TASER was deployed multiple […]

USA – Detroit, Michigan police test on-body cameras that could increase officer safety, improve public interactions (2014-04-09)

Posted on April 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Detroit Police are testing an on-body camera pilot program administered by TASER Inc., the manufacturer of police stun devices, beginning April 14. The pilot project will be paid for by TASER, using Taser Axon Flex and body-mounted camera. (Detroit, a high-crime city, is under receivership so such a freeby is sure to […]

USA – ‘What happened to selling chocolates?: Bikini-clad woman gets tasered in front of group of men FOR CHARITY’ (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The British Daily Mail tabloid publishes this article on a You-Tube video that has gone viral – about a disgusting recording of a barely-clad girl who undergoes a taser discharge “for charity”. This is part of the taser story and so merits inclusion here. The charity is (according to a background voice) […]

USA – Hawaii – Taser Misuse: Suspect shocked for more than 30 seconds (2014-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: How long should a taser shock last? – It’s at the police officer’s discretion … : Honolulu Police Officers used their Taser weapons more than a dozen times last year to subdue suspects. On one occasion, the officer was disciplined for misuse, getting 20 days unpaid suspension for a suspect being repeatedly […]

USA – Watch This Drone Taser a Guy Until He Collapses (2013-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The future of tasers? TIME magazine online report (widely cited in alternative media) of CUPID (“chaotic unmanned personal intercept drone”), incorporating a new (generic) 80-000-volt taser being launched by Chaotic Moon design firm in Texas: “to raise awareness of what [drones] can do technically,” according to Whurley, a co-founder of the company. […]

USA – TASER International: “A video is worth a million words: The rise of video in policing” (mailed 2014-03-01)

Posted on March 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A mailing from TASER Inc. calles on police to consider video recordin as … Increasing video use has swayed juries and resulted in many a dropped complaint, and evolving technology means lighter hardware, better quality, and improved ease of use for the officer… Just check pout the website … ]] TASER […]

UK – London: Call for Met’s Taser arsenal to be fitted with video cameras (2014-02-25)

Posted on February 25 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Over the past 18 months there has been a fourfold increase in the number of times officers drew their Tasers. London Assembly Member Baroness Jenny Jones has called for the Met’s entire stock of Taser weapons to be routinely fitted with video cameras in a bid to ensure officer accountability.] MayorWatch, by […]

USA – San Francisco: Video Shows BART Police Using Taser On Floored Passenger (2014-02-13)

Posted on February 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: San Francisco police do not have access to taser, but transit police do. Video of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer using his Taser leads to charges of excessive force by the police. The man was drunk and he was tasered for “non-compliance” when he refused to get up from […]

(2013-11-21) AUSTRALIA: Police use of stun guns under renewed scrutiny after CCTV shows teenager being tasered [[teenager tasered // excessive force]]

Posted on November 21 2013 by admin

(See video here) An unarmed Sudanese-Australian teenager, 17-yr-old Einpwi Amom, was tasered while handcuffed and surrounded by six officers in Sydney. He had allegedly sworn at police and run away. He had fallen and knocked himself unconscious, then started running. When officers bring the teenager to his feet he resists and, as commuters look on, an officer fires his Taser at the already-handcuffed teenager. As Mr Amom writhes in pain, an officer says: “If you resist again, you’ll be tasered again.” – A child’s court judge rules that all charges against Mr Amom be dropped, and civil libertarian lawyers point to abusive taser use.

USA – Virginia: Lantz Day Allegedly Tasered For 42 Seconds By Virginia Police (RAW VIDEO) (2013-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Video here) Police in Virginia have accused of shocking a suspect – Lantz Day, 36, a passenger in a car that damaged five parked vehicles as it sped through downtown  – with a Taser for 42 consecutive seconds. Police claim he was belligerent and threatened them. The driver fled the scene, […]

CANADA – Ontario: Police Taser a man in downtown Windsor (with video) ­(2013-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Video (here) shows police taser a drunk man, telling him to get on his knees and that he was under arrest for intoxication – the man continued to smoke a cigarette. After he was tasered, he screamed and dropped to the ground, where he was handcuffed.]] Windsor Star, by Craig Pearson […]

USA – Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result (2013-10-28)

Posted on October 28 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Information posted on an unknown website: A Florida police officer was recently cleared of any wrongdoing after he tasered a 20 year old handcuffed girl in September 2013 in the back as she fled. The tasering was caught on video showing officer Cole firing the taser at the handcuffed Danielle […]

CANADA – Lights! Camera! Busted? Are on-body cameras for police officers a good idea? (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 25 2013 by admin

  [[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Toronto Police Services is thinking about equipping its front-line officers with a new breed of law-enforcement video camera: the miniaturized on-body recording system. Interview with an ACLU lawyer who supports theire use to show objectively the police perspective on incidents: “Everybody is better behaved when there’s video involved.”But it […]

CANADA – Ontario: Police should embrace video, departing watchdog says (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : There are important limitation of police videos, but … the outgoing Ontario Special Investigations Unit director, Ian Scott, says police should be embracing the concept of video imagery – “lapelcams” and especially all police stun guns should be equipped with “Tasercams”. (He doesn’t directly mention TASER’s AXON system.) “For $400, this […]

ISRAEL – Israel’s police chief suspends use of Taser guns (2013-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Israel’s Police Commissioner suspended on Sunday the use of Taser guns by all police officers, following the arrest Thursday of Yitzhar resident Boaz Albert, who was electrocuted repeatedly by police even though he was not resisting arrest. In the video documenting Albert’s arrest, he is seen running to a room in […]

ISRAEL – Tasered detainee: Story only published due to arrest video (2013-08-15)

Posted on August 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A settler, Boaz Albert, who violated restraining order from Yitzhar, was arrested while Tasered. Harrest led to the unusual decision of the police commissioner to freeze all use of Taser stun guns but he knows it was not his arrest which led to the decision, but the video that documented it. […]

UK – Brighton, Sussex Police investigate claims that officer attacked man after he was Tasered (2013-07-09)

Posted on July 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Brighton Police are investigating video footage that is said to show an officer kicking a man moments after he was shot with a Taser gun on Brighton seafront on Friday evening. The video is said to show the man being kicked forcefully in the leg after he is shot with the […]

USA – San Diego, California: Should border agents be named in Taser case (2013-06-29)

Posted on June 29 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Anastacio Hernandez Rojas died in May 2010 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in a death that has sparked national attention. His struggle with border security was captured on several cellphone cameras. His lawyers say he was brutalized and the Taser dart triggered a heart attack. This article is mainly […]

(2013-06-04) USA – Rough Arrest In Arizona caught on AXON

Posted on June 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (see AXON video here) TASER argues that “a video is worth a thousand words” – but this case from Mesa, Arizona – on a police magazine website – fails to clarify whether the police acted brutally or appropriately. In other words, the AXON does not necessarily clarify events … ]] A Mesa […]