SINGAPORE – Taser stun guns at APEC Singapore (2009-04-16)SINGAPORE-Taser stun guns at APEC Singapore (2009-04-16)

Published on April 16 2009 by admin

 

SINGAPORE-Taser stun guns at APEC Singapore

Comments/Summary:  Singapore Police report 44 uses of taser and threaten to use it against G20 protesters

http://civicadvocator.net/50000-volt-taser-stun-guns-at-apec-singapore

Comments/summary : Singapore Police report 44 uses of taser and threaten to use it against G20 protesters

SINCE the Singapore police force started arming officers with Taser stun guns about four years ago, the stun guns have seen action on more than 40 occasions – without causing death. In response to The Straits Times’ queries, the police said: ‘To date, there have been 44 instances where the deployment of the Taser has either saved lives or prevented serious injuries compared to other options of force.’

Source: The Straits Times
The stun guns work by propelling two barbed darts, which hook onto the suspect’s skin or clothes and send a 1,200-volt electric current through the body for five seconds.   This results in temporary incapacitation by inducing involuntary muscle contractions.

ST carried this report after an earlier report on Trusco, a Singapore-based law enforcement solutions provider that has brought in the latest range of taser devices and we take a sneak peek at what they can do.   Will Singapore police be tempted to use the device during APEC Singapore?  After all, G20 protesters were warned they would face police armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns and Singapore may take after this strategy to deter would-be protestors.

My concern is on the use of such devices against peaceful protestors in Singapore.  Is there any one or any body that can effectively object to and prohibit the police from using these inhumane devices of pain?

SINGAPORE-Taser stun guns at APEC Singapore

Comments/Summary:  Singapore Police report 44 uses of taser and threaten to use it against G20 protesters

http://civicadvocator.net/50000-volt-taser-stun-guns-at-apec-singapore

Comments/summary : Singapore Police report 44 uses of taser and threaten to use it against G20 protesters

SINCE the Singapore police force started arming officers with Taser stun guns about four years ago, the stun guns have seen action on more than 40 occasions – without causing death. In response to The Straits Times’ queries, the police said: ‘To date, there have been 44 instances where the deployment of the Taser has either saved lives or prevented serious injuries compared to other options of force.’

Source: The Straits Times
The stun guns work by propelling two barbed darts, which hook onto the suspect’s skin or clothes and send a 1,200-volt electric current through the body for five seconds.   This results in temporary incapacitation by inducing involuntary muscle contractions.

ST carried this report after an earlier report on Trusco, a Singapore-based law enforcement solutions provider that has brought in the latest range of taser devices and we take a sneak peek at what they can do.   Will Singapore police be tempted to use the device during APEC Singapore?  After all, G20 protesters were warned they would face police armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns and Singapore may take after this strategy to deter would-be protestors.

My concern is on the use of such devices against peaceful protestors in Singapore.  Is there any one or any body that can effectively object to and prohibit the police from using these inhumane devices of pain?

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