There are two active news stories this week that involve police tasers. Press attention on taser incidents is sparking a debate about whether or not police should be armed with tasers, and if so, when they should use these weapons.For background, here is a bit of info on Taser guns :The name Taser is an acronym for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle". Arizona inventor Jack Cover designed it in 1969; naming it for the science fiction teenage inventor and adventurer character Tom Swift. Modern...Read Full Story
Continuing with my campaign to make people aware of the effect of Tasers, the brutality of the police using Tasers and the threat to life of Tasers I have brought together a few videos that should make even the most closed-minded police-supporter use his/her brain.
My on-going posts and evidence will I hope start a public reaction that will get these ‘torture’ machines out of the hands of ‘Rambo Cops’ here in the United Kingdom and hopefully, the rest of the world.
The first shows cops...Read Full Story
Rory Rickwood is another voice against the use of the Taser ‘cattle prod’ as he has dubbed it.
“Mr. Dziekanski died after being inappropriately tasered multiple times by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)” says Mr Rickwood, “Tasers use fits well with ideas by 17th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes – police can be the obedience judge, jury and executioner.”
Corp. Benjamin Robinson One Of The Four Killer Cops
Corp. Benjamin Robinson is the RCMP officer who failed a breathalyzer...Read Full Story
Stockton, Calfornia. Eighty One year-old Victor Schiaffini a disabled man who has suffered six strokes was forced to the ground and Tasered three times. The incident happened on July 29, 2009.
Mr Schiaffini has lost the use of his left arm due to the strokes and walks with the aid of a cane. He also takes several prescription drugs every day and yet this cowardly cop from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) chose to use a Taser to “subdue him”.
The CHP claims he attacked an officer with a...Read Full Story
Forgive me, but I’m opening the door to ‘taser talk’ again. ( The last time I did this it initiated an ongoing debate in the comments section that lasted for several months.) Last night I watched an excellent documentary on The National, regarding tasers. More specifically, the older x26 model manufactured prior to 2005, of which thousands are in active service all over Canada.
CBC News and Radio Canada commissioned an independent study of these tasers, testing them using scientific...Read Full Story
Heidi Gill is a 38 year old woman who was arrested on September 2nd, 2007 for disorderly conduct. She was out drinking at a local bar. Patrolman Richard Kovach arrested Heidi, and later used a taser on her. Officer Kovach has been placed on a leave of absence while the police district investigates his behavior in association with the Gill arrest...more
Heidi Gill is a 38 year old woman who was arrested on September 2nd, 2007 for disorderly conduct. She was out drinking at a local bar. Patrolman Richard Kovach arrested Heidi, and later used a taser on her. Officer Kovach has been placed on a leave of absence while the police district investigates his behavior in association with the Gill arrest. Some are claiming that the use of a taser was overly aggressive and unnecessary..