stun gun

TASER Ruled As Excessive Force in Ninth Circuit Case

Police must have reasonable grounds for using Tasers, 9th Circuit rules

The court found that a Coronado police officer used excessive force when he used a stun gun on an unarmed motorist in 2005. The ruling could have implications for use-of-force policies across the West.

TASERS Are Used By Cops To Terrorize, Not Thwart Danger [LINK TO VIDEO]

A judge has released video that shows a police officer threatening to taser two suspects, one in the neck, the other in the genitals. Constable Christopher Hominuk has pleaded guilty to one count of threatening bodily harm. (Feb, 8, 2011)

Video: Officer threatens taser use

Peter Small Courts Bureau

Videos showing a Toronto cop threatening to Taser two suspects demonstrate the need to record virtually all police interactions with the public, a prominent lawyer says.

“It shows the tremendous value of insisting that police-citizen encounters, and especially police-detainee encounters, are video and audio recorded,” Paul Burstein, president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, said Tuesday.

There is no reason to believe police mistreatment of suspects is rampant, he added.

“Whether it’s rampant or rare … The only way to guard against it is to ensure that these encounters are video and audio recorded.”

Florida Cops Get New Semi-Automatic Tasers- TASERS Kill! Ban Tasers!!

New Taser Packs Triple The Stun (TV news video in link)

Local Police Department Buys New Semi-Automatic Taser

January 27, 2011 TAVARES, Fla. -- A Central Florida police department is putting a new Taser on the streets that packs not one, but three electrifying shots.

Tavares police believe the powerful tool will let them subdue suspects before they harm officers or themselves.

The new model is called the X3. It can be fired three times in rapid succession without the officer having to reload. That means up to three suspects can be stunned, or one especially unruly suspect can be stunned more than once.

SLIDESHOW: 23 Raw Taser Cam Videos

"If they're moving around, and you don't get both probes into the person, or into the party, then they just keep doing what they're doing because it doesn't affect them," said Capt. Danny Felicia with Tavares police.

VIDEO of Taser Torture Death of Deacon Frederick Williams After Epileptic Seizure Ambulance Call

Acceptable Use of Torture in the US    June 23, 2009

The use of electric shock as a method of torture was first documented in Nazi, Germany, but today it is still used as an acceptable use of torture in the United States.

In Gwinnett County, Georgia, an un-edited police videotape shows 31-year-old Deacon Frederick Williams being struck with a TASER five times in 43 seconds, just 4 minutes after being led into the jail. He was handcuffed behind his back and in leg restraints, following an epileptic seizure at his home; an ambulance was called by his wife and son, but the police arrived first. His last words were: "Don't kill me, man. Don't kill me."
[click on title "VIDEO of Taser Torture Death of Deacon Frederick Williams After Epileptic Seizure Ambulance Call"to watch video]

Tasers are Lethal Police Weapons, But Now They'll Be Researched in Canada

Medical study will look at Taser research gaps to better understand stun guns

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press – Mon, 14 Feb, 2011

    A police-issued Taser gun is displayed at the Victoria police station in Victoria, B.C. May 7, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    OTTAWA - Gaps in the research on how Taser stun guns affect people will be one focus of a federal program aimed at better understanding the powerful weapons used for years by Canadian police.

Seven Murders by Police in Seattle -Within Two Weeks

Cops Kill in Washington Again and Again and Again and Again and Again - on the Police Murder of John T. Williams

Submitted by anon on Mon, 2010-09-06:  anarchis news dot org
http://anarchistnews.org/?q=node/12125 

*Warning: the following article contains news mostly taken from mainstream sources. Apologies if any of the statements contained below misrepresent John T. Williams life in any way.

In the last week alone, 5 people were killed in “officer-involved” shootings in the Puget Sound region. On August 31, John T. Williams became the first of this last string of killings by police. John Williams, age 50, was a native man from the Dididaht, Nuu Chan Nulth nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He was shot four times in the chest by Seattle police officer Ian D. Birk, age 27.

Michigan TEEN DIES AFTER COPS TASER HIM

link to article HERE

Michigan teenager dies after police Taser him

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A 15-year old boy died Sunday [March 22, 2009] in Michigan after police used a Taser stun gun to subdue him, police said Monday.

 

An investigation was opened and an autopsy ordered with police saying it was not clear whether Brett Elder's death was directly linked to the Taser incident.