Looking forward to feeling saver with policemen all having tasers?
A police officer who attempted to calm down a 10-year-old girl during a row with her mother used a Taser gun to subdue her.
The victim’s father has accused police of treating his daughter like ‘a dog’.
He claims the police should have been able to contain her without using the stun gun.
The youngster was hit with a 50,000 volt shock after police officer Dustin Bradshaw fired his Taser gun into her back.
After being felled by the powerful electric jolt she collapsed to the floor where she was arrested and faces charges of assaulting a police officer.
No, no government would ever tell the police to shoot a member of the public to make a point.
Now, that would be a conspiracy theory. And the idea that the police would shoot a prominent and successful Maori to make a point in favour of giving the taser to you average police thug is even more preposterous however the two incidents in which the police had to fly or narrowly missed to fly in a “certified taser professional” were both Maori and both threatening Police officers with either sticks or knifes. It struck me as strange that a man of not to powerful built wielding a Chinese knife and something wrapped in a t-shirt would be shot point blank in the chest. But now I understand.
There will be a howl of indignation. Why did they do that. If they had had a taser it would all be ended now and nobody would be hurt.
Remember if you give a powerful weapon that leaves no marks to a thug you create a monster. Remember that.
The police shooting of a man in Auckland armed with knives and a meat cleaver was the second incident this month where a taser was not available.
Actor Rob Mokaraka was shot by police yesterday after reportedly threatening them with knives and a meat cleaver.
The 36-year-old was shot by police about 1pm outside his Pt Chevalier home after he advanced on them carrying the weapons.
Surgeons spent three hours removing a bullet from his chest and was reported to be in a serious but stable condition this morning.
Another pleasant way to pass the time if you are a police bully with a tool that doesn’t leave any marks and you have a predilection for homo-erotic sadism.
A Boise, Idaho, police officer who pushed a Taser inside a man’s buttocks and threatened to “Taser his balls” violated use-of-force policy, but didn’t break the law, an ombudsman has found.
The man in question, whose identity is being withheld, plans to sue the Boise police.
On February 14 of this year, the “complainant,” as he is called in police reports, physically blocked the door to his residence when police arrived to investigate a domestic disturbance. Believing the police officers, who he claims did not identify themselves, to be a person coming to “beat him up,” he refused to allow them entry.
When officers forced their way in, “three officers rushed in and within nine seconds, had the man face down on the floor and had deployed the Taser against the small of his back. Only after the first [tasing] did they order his hands behind his back,” reports the Boise Weekly.
On Sept. 24, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a 35-year-old man named Iman Morales fell to his death after a 22-minute standoff with New York Police. Morales, who was described as “emotionally disturbed,” had climbed onto the fire escape of a building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, naked and waving a metal pole. Unable to talk him down, one officer, under order from his lieutenant, shot Morales with a Taser gun, at which point he fell to the sidewalk, head-first.
He was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead.
One week later, the officer who gave the order, Lt. Michael W. Pigott, drove to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, a former air base used by the NYPD, took a 9mm Glock from a locker room, and shot himself in the head.
Yep, tasers are a really good idea.
Luckily for a driver who went into severe diabetic shock last month in Oklahoma, police arrived on the scene and called in an ambulance.
But not before they tasered and handcuffed him.
The 53-year-old diabetic man was tasered by police after they suspected him of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol and claimed he had resisted arrest — even though he was actually in shock. The man’s truck has spun out on an interstate after he lost control of his vehicle.
The video below — broadcast by CBS News — shows the scene in El Reno, Oklahoma last month.
“It’s unfortunate in the officers’ aspect and they feel extremely bad after they learned that in fact it was a medical need and not someone who was under the influence of an intoxicant, drug or alcohol,” El Reno’s mayor told CBS.
I’m sure he was not a nice man but these tasers eh, I thought they couldn’t kill.
A Statesville man died after being shocked multiple times by Tasers at the Iredell County jail over the weekend, sources say.
Anthony Davidson, 29, was unresponsive when he was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon. He was put on life support and died late Sunday night, police said.
His death is the second Taser-related death this year in the Charlotte area. In March, 17-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner, died after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police used a Taser on him at a Food Lion store in Charlotte.
VANCOUVER — Two heart specialists told an inquiry into the use of Tasers on Tuesday that a jolt from the weapons can “almost certainly” cause heart problems and possibly even sudden cardiac arrest.
And a senior police officer who trains others on how to use the Taser said his training from the company that manufactures the device suggests the Taser does not lead to cardiac arrest.
Dr. Michael Janusz, a heart surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of British Columbia, told the inquiry that based on his study of available literature on Taser use, “almost all physicians would conclude that Tasers can induce ventricular fibrillation.”
The hearing was told ventricular fibrillation is an extremely rapid rhythm in the heart’s lower chambers, leading to ineffective contractions of the heart.
VANCOUVER–The company that sells more conducted energy weapons to law enforcement than any other rushed to market with faulty safety and medical research, claims the head of a company that plans to market a device to compete with the Taser.
Ken Stethem, founder and chairman of Ageis Industries, told the public inquiry into Taser use that Taser International’s methodology was flawed in designing, developing and deploying the conducted energy weapons (CEWs).
Way to go in the UK. Taser children why don’t you.
Last updated at 15:27pm on 2nd September 2007
Police have been given the go-ahead to use Taser stun guns against children.
The relaxing of restrictions on the use of the weapons comes despite warnings that they could trigger a heart attack in youngsters.
Until now, Tasers – which emit a 50,000-volt electric shock – have been used only by specialist officers as a “non lethal” alternative to firearms.
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Stun gun: Tasers give off a 50,000 volt blast
However, they can now be used against all potentially violent offenders even if they are unarmed.
It is the decision not to ban their use against minors that is likely to raise serious concerns.
Home Office Police Minister Tony McNulty said medical assessments had confirmed the risk of death or serious injury from Tasers was “low”.
But he failed to mention Government advisers had also warned of a potential risk to children.
The Defence Scientific Advisory Council medical committee told the Home Office that not enough was known about the health risks of using the weapons against children