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  • Stun Guns And Other "Arms" As Legal Alternatives

    04/23/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | April 23, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Friends, while I'm not going to discuss the particulars of my sister's divorce or what I was told about how she was cheated on, battered, and abused during her marriage. My concern is for her safety these days. This is because her soon-to-be-former-husband has made a number of threats against her life. And friends, these are not "alleged" threats simply because I've seen them and verified them to be real.  Fearing for her safety and security even more so in recent months, my sister has gone to the El Dorado County Court to request and obtain a Restraining Order...
  • Supreme Court knocks down SJC’s stun-gun ruling

    03/22/2016 7:20:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/22/2016 | Bob McGovern
    The Supreme Court has zapped a decision by the Bay State’s highest court that found the Second Amendment does not apply to stun guns. The nation’s highest court ruled that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s reasoning for allowing a ban of stun guns ran afoul of a 2008 decision by the late Justice Antonin Scalia that guaranteed an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes. The SJC will have to hear the case again, which will give Jaime Caetano — a woman who was caught with a stun gun in her purse — a chance to erase...
  • Two former Ga. police officers charged with murder for stun gun death of handcuffed man

    08/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Wesley Lowery
    Two former police officers from East Point, Ga. have been indicted on charges of murder in the April 2014 death of Gregory Towns, a 24-year-old unarmed black man who died after a stun gun was used on him while he was in handcuffs. Former Cpl. Howard Weems and Sgt. Marcus Eberhart were indicted on charges of felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and several charges of violation of an oath by a public officer. ~snip~ The two officers approached Towns as he left his mother’s apartment complex after allegedly having been involved in a domestic dispute. Towns ran, but was...
  • WI: Woman School Worker, with Permit, Placed on Leave for Stun Gun in Glove Box

    02/21/2015 12:07:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin woman who works for the Oconomowoc School District is being harassed over the possession of an electrical stun gun in her vehicle's glove box.  She may be criminally charged.  In most of the country, this would not be an issue.  But Wisconsin is a swing state.   In the 90's, Democrats dominated, and passed a law that seemed designed to snare legal gun owners, modeled after the Federal gun free school zone act.   The act has been an abysmal failure nationally.   School shooting shot up after the act passed.    The federal law was ruled unconstitutional in 1995, and...
  • Ferguson testing device aimed at reducing fatal encounters (MO/Michael Brown)

    02/05/2015 10:30:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 6:45 PM ET | Jim Salter
    As police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson seek alternatives to the sort of lethal force that led to Michael Brown’s death, they’re testing a new device that attaches to a handgun barrel and is designed to turn a bullet into a projectile intended to stun but not kill. Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday that a few Ferguson officers will test the device, known as the Alternative, at a shooting range Thursday. But Knowles said the department is early in the evaluation stage and the city has not decided whether to purchase the device. […] The Alternative is...
  • Poll: Does the 2nd Amendment Cover Stun Guns?

    11/29/2014 7:25:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an interesting court case proceeding in Massachusetts.  A homeless woman was given a stun gun for defensive purposes.  She used it to defend herself against domestic abuse.  She was arrested for shoplifting, and the police found the stun gun, which is banned in Massachusetts, one of only five states to do so.   In her defense, her public defender is claiming her second amendment rights cover the stun gun. In Michigan,the state supreme court ruled that stun guns are protected by the second amendment.   One of the arguments of the prosecutor in Massachusetts seems to be that there...
  • Police promote commander in ‘excessive force’ case (Albuquerque)

    05/15/2014 11:52:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 11:56 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    Albuquerque police promoted a commander who was accused in a lawsuit of burning off part a homeless man’s ear with a stun gun, officials announced Thursday. Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden said in a statement he was promoting two Albuquerque commanders to the newly created rank of major in response to a harsh U.S. Justice Department report that was critical of Albuquerque police’s use of excessive force and demanded the agency adopt a number of reforms. Foothills Area Commander Timothy Gonterman and Criminal Investigations Commander Anthony Montano will now oversee the East and West Side Field Services Divisions respectively,...
  • Manchester police seize stun gun disguised as iPhone (UK)

    03/09/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 March 2014 | Last updated at 08:41 ET
    A stun gun disguised as a mobile phone has been seized from a 14-year-old boy in Manchester. Police said the weapon, which looks like a black iPhone and emits a strong electric shock, was found when the boy was searched. An officer suffered a shock as he examined it, but was not seriously hurt. A knife was also seized during the search, prompted after reports four teenagers were racially abusing a bus driver in Portland Street. …
  • Philadelphia: Women Get Into Stun Gun Fight Inside Pa. Mall (Brawl VIDEO)

    11/29/2013 5:34:13 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 53 replies
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  • Cops: Tinley Park man used stun gun on wife after Bears win

    11/05/2013 7:34:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2013 | Gregory Pratt
    The Chicago-Green Bay rivalry intensified for one couple after a south suburban Bears fan won a bet with his Packers fan wife at a bar in Wisconsin, police said. John M. Grant, 42, of Tinley Park and his wife watched the Bears beat the Packers Monday night at Sidelines Tap in Mayville, Wis., according to police. Grant told police he and his wife made a bet that he could use a Taser on her if the Bears won. The two were in the alley smoking a cigarette at one point when Grant used the Taser “two times on her buttocks,”...
  • 'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun

    08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 152 replies
    Mlive ^ | 8-26-2013 | John Barnes
    The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol. The teen lost the game................The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street.....The teen...
  • Prosecutors: Spurned woman used stun gun on ex-boyfriend

    06/30/2013 7:27:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 30, 2013 | Jennifer Delgado
    A Gary, Ind., woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly shocked her ex-boyfriend four times with a stun gun after he told her he was with another woman, authorities said Police say Chanelle Luckett showed up at her ex-boyfriend’s far South Side home at 4:40 a.m. after he didn’t answer any of her 30 phone calls.
  • Accused Rapist Gets 3800-Watt Stun Gun Past TSA Agents at JFK Airport

    04/02/2013 9:51:05 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 28 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/2/2013 | TSA Watch
    Well isn't this just ducky. It seems that yesterday, Port Authority police arrested an accused rapist at New York’s JFK Airport just as he was getting ready to board his flight to London.They found a stun gun in his carry-on luggage, which he somehow managed to get past the intrepid TSA agents at the security screening checkpoint.This wasn't some zap-your-frat-brothers-on-a-dare stun gun, folks. This was a 3800-watt stun gun that the accused is alleged to have used to subdue his girlfriend before repeatedly raping her the day prior to his arrest.When asked how the suspect, 23-year old Prodromos Vasilopoulos, was...
  • Florida Homeowner Forced to Shoot Attacker After Friend is 'Shocked' with Stun Gun, Beaten

    11/22/2012 12:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A Holly Hill, Florida homeowner was forced to open fire when two men attacked his friend and proceeded to enter the house in an attempted robbery Saturday around 10 p.m. The incident left one of the two men dead and the other on the run. According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Kenneth Conley, 53, was eating supper on the front porch of his friend 62-year-old Jerry Stremovihtg's house when two men approached Conley, shocked him with a stun gun and then started beating him with brass knuckles. Police said that they aren't sure what the motive was for the...
  • Pentagon Develops Easy Capture Nano-second Electrical Pulse Stun Gun

    07/12/2012 2:58:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    gadizmo.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | R.J. Huneke
    Get fired upon and instantaneously be rendered unconscious by the Department of Defense’s newest non-lethal, but beefed up, stun gun. This Nano-second Electrical Pulse Stun Gun (nsEP) is one of several projects that the Department of Defense showcased on June 22 at the Non-Lethal Weapons Industry Day in Quantico, Virginia. It is in the early prototype stages, per the Pentagon’s PDF, and the nsEP gun is currently being tested on animals (ouch) to see if it will be safe for human utilization. They say the Nanosecond Electrical Pulses (nsEP) have the potential to cause a non-lethal disabling effect, and that...
  • Sharpton, Jackson, Media Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.

    04/02/2012 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 25 replies
    New American ^ | 4-2-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17 after insulting him with a racial remark. Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have referred the case to federal officials. However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it. The leftist media’s and “civil rights” groups' silence on the subject stands in sharp contrast to their handling of the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26...
  • Self-defense Devices Other Than Guns

    11/10/2011 9:07:50 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 124 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | 11/ | A Navy Vet
    Things are getting dicey. While some States allow gun open carry and others allow concealed or both, many good folks just don't want to have to carry all the time. While I wish all good citizens would carry, here is an alternative for those who still would defend themselves and those innocents around them.
  • Slain Pa. officer had pointed stun gun at 2 dogs

    08/12/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 261 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2011
    FREEMANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer slain while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot. The Morning Call of Allentown reports Freemansburg police Officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast Thursday evening.
  • Bay County judge says Second Amendment protects Bay City man's right to possess stun guns

    04/22/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 13 replies
    The Bay City Times via Mlive ^ | April 21, 2011 | Lania Coleman
    BAY CITY — When a Bay City party store worker wore a “stun gun” on the job for personal protection, he was charged with a crime. In a written opinion, 18th Circuit Court Judge Joseph K. Sheeran dismissed the weapons charge facing 41-year-old Dean S. Yanna on the basis that the law violates Yanna’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
  • Dad Accused of Using Stun Gun on Daughter's Friend Over Naked Photo

    06/07/2010 12:28:06 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 43 replies · 59+ views
    FOX KDVR ^ | 06/04/10
    TEMECULA, Calif. -- An angry father is accused of using a stun gun on a 23 year old man who sent his 17 year old daughter an explicit cell phone picture. William Atwood Sr., 45, was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies in connection with the case. Authorities say Atwood lured Justin Moore to his home, ordered him to strip down to his boxer shorts, and tied him up and tased him with a stun gun before turning him over to a sheriff's deputy. Moore told authorities he sent a photo of his genitals to several friends, including Atwood's daughter, as...
  • Report: Man Brain Dead After Clash With Border Patrol (Shot With Stun Gun)

    05/31/2010 5:08:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,069+ views
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | May 31, 2010 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    <p>SAN DIEGO - A man who U.S. authorities shot with a stun gun at a San Diego border crossing is brain dead but remains on life support, according to a published report.</p> <p>Anastasio Hernandez, 42, has been in a San Diego hospital since he stopped breathing Friday night after struggling with border agents at the San Ysidro port of entry, according to KPBS.</p>
  • Pawt. man due in Puerto Rican court (New blackout begins on Jet Blue boxcutter, stun gun suspect)

    05/22/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies · 421+ views
    WPRI ^ | 5/21/10 | Tim O'Coin
    A Pawtucket man accused of trying to bring weapons on board an airliner in Puerto Rico is due in court Friday. Jose Pol was scheduled to go before a judge for a bail and defender hearing. Federal authorities say Pol, 59, tried to board a Boston-bound Jet Blue flight on Monday with the weapons . He was stopped at a security checkpoint; TSA officials said they found box cutters, a switchblade, and a stun gun in his carry-on luggage.
  • Man caught boarding plane with weapons

    05/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · by cll · 42 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2010 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters. ~ snip ~ Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.
  • Officials: Colo. deputy used stun gun on students

    04/08/2010 10:49:56 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | April 9, 2010
    LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy in Colorado has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he used a stun gun to shock 30 students at a high school career fair. Officials with Lake County High School, in the small central Colorado town of Leadville, say the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like. Two students were treated for minor burns at a local hospital and released.
  • Woman convicted of animal cruelty uses stun gun on trooper

    10/18/2009 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 784+ views
    http://www.sunjournal.com ^ | October 18, 2009 | Donna M. Perry
    FARMINGTON — Police say a 65-year-old New Sharon woman assaulted a state trooper with a 975,000-volt stun gun during an investigation into possible animal hoarding at her house on Lane Road.
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...
  • Michigan Lawmaker Allows Himself to be Tasered to Prove Safety of "Stun Guns" - Video 11/12/08

    11/13/2008 4:05:33 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Michigan lawmaker at the state capital allowing himself to be tasered to demonstrate that it would be safe to allow citizens to carry "stun guns" for self-defense. Of course the Today Show hosts have to make snide remarks about the demonstration. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Man falls to death after police stun gun shock

    09/25/2008 9:36:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,133+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/08 | Colleen Long - ap
    NEW YORK – An officer appears to have violated police department guidelines when he used a Taser stun gun on a naked, distraught man teetering on a building ledge, officials said Thursday.
  • Ouch, New Stungun Tested by My Wife..On Me

    09/11/2008 3:49:13 AM PDT · by freeplancer · 75 replies · 389+ views
    Cheetah Stunguns ^ | freeplancer
    Anyone have a stungun or tazer story? I recently purchased a new stun gun for my wife, and instead of the standard 300,000-650,000 volt guns, I purchased the 1 million volt model. Well, I took a page out of my military training and decided that we should test it out so we truly know what it will do. Like getting gassed in basic training and getting hammered by a puke laser in Afghanistan, I vounteered to do the deed. My wife really did not want to do it, or so she stated, but I talked her into it quite easily....
  • 2 Colo. men exchange Taser shots over parked van

    05/19/2008 2:47:35 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 5/16/08 | n/a
    BOULDER, Colo. - It wasn't exactly pistols at 30 paces, but police say a security company supervisor and a restaurateur shot each other with Tasers in a "bonehead" confrontation over parking...
  • Lipstick Stun Gun (Electrifying News)

    04/09/2008 2:55:22 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 28 replies · 338+ views
    American Digest ^ | 4.9.2008 | Vanderleun
    A powerful rechargeable stun gun with safety cord now in the size and shape of an ordinary lipstick. It does not get any better than this. Womens self defense in the 21st century....
  • Police: Man used daughter as shield against stun gun

    02/22/2008 7:55:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 162+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/22/8 | Don Jacobs
    Police arrested a man who used his 13-year-old daughter as a human shield to thwart officers’ attempts to zap him with an electrical stun gun. Jad Mubarak, 37, was arrested Thursday night after a two-hour standoff at the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites off Merchants Drive where he had barricaded himself inside a room with his two children, police said. Mubarak was suspected of shoplifting four iPods, software and an MPS recorder on Wednesday from a Target store, where he also allegedly assaulted a male employee who confronted him about the thefts, said Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk....
  • Is shotgun Taser on the way?

    02/01/2008 5:16:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 115+ views
    The Star ^ | 31 Jan 2008 | Tonda Maccharles
    Weapons maker's CEO defends safety of his products to MPs The Arizona-based company that makes Taser stun guns is developing a new device that is launched from a 12-gauge shotgun and can fire an electric charge from 20 metres away. The new technology has already led to inquiries from Canadian law enforcement agencies. Tom Smith, founder and chief executive officer of Taser International Inc., told a parliamentary committee studying the safety of the current Taser models in use that no deaths in Canada have been caused by the weapons. Smith said "scientific" research shows the stun guns are safe if...
  • Safety: In Stun Gun Training, Officer’s Spine Is Fractured

    09/17/2007 10:30:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 253+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | ERIC NAGOURNEY
    Advocates for the use of stun guns by police departments like to point to evidence that they are a generally safe way to subdue aggressive suspects. But they could probably find a better spokesman than an officer in North Carolina who volunteered to be shocked at a training class. The officer ended up in the emergency room with two spinal fractures. The incident, involving a Taser, is described online by The Annals of Emergency Medicine. The authors of the report say it is the sole case like it they could find. The officer was described as a healthy 38-year-old who...
  • (United Kingdom) Police Can Shoot Children With Stun Guns

    09/02/2007 8:59:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 589+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd September 2007 | STEPHEN WRIGHT
    Police can shoot children with stun guns By STEPHEN WRIGHT Last updated at 23:55pm on 2nd September 2007 Police will be allowed to shoot children with Taser stun guns despite concerns they could trigger heart attacks. Officers in ten forces will be able to use the 50,000-volt weapons - which paralyse targets for a short time - against all potentially violent offenders. However campaigners have called for police to be banned from using Tasers on children. The Defence Scientific Advisory Council medical committee told the Home Office that not enough was known about the risks of using Tasers against youngsters....
  • 5 New Yorkers detained in Disney World brawl

    05/22/2007 11:14:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,624+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | May 22, 1:23 PM EDT | TRAVIS REED
    <p>ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Five New Yorkers who reportedly spat on and swore at Walt Disney World patrons were arrested after they allegedly punched a sheriff's deputy in the face, officials said.</p> <p>The suspects, all from Shirley, N.Y., ranged in age from 20 to 14 years old. Disney security told authorities they may have been intoxicated.</p>
  • Dad accused of using stun gun on baby

    02/06/2007 5:51:30 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 25 replies · 933+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/6/07
    Dad accused of using stun gun on baby 10:17 PM ET ALBANY, Ore. - An Albany father used a 100,000-volt stun gun on his 18-month-old son, police said Monday. Rian Whittman, 23, has been accused of assault and criminal mistreatment. Police said he used it "multiple times" over three weeks. A police spokesman said there were up to 10 instances. Police said Whittman's wife, 21, who was not named, reported the abuse on Saturday. The child was treated at a hospital, police said, and then taken into protective custody by the state Department of Human Services. Capt. Eric Carter said...
  • Man Accused Of Shocking Baby With Stun Gun

    11/17/2006 4:22:32 PM PST · by deaconjim · 109 replies · 2,097+ views
    SOMERSET, Pa. -- A Somerset man is accused of breaking his infant's leg and shocking the baby with a stun gun, WTAE Channel 4's Jennifer Miele reported on Thursday. Brandon Alan Austill, 21, was arraigned on charges including six counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of reckless endangerment. Somerset Borough police said Austill admitted to smashing the infant's head against a bathroom sink and a dining room table. Police said Austill also bent the infant's leg until he heard it break and jolted the baby with a stun gun. The baby's injuries included a broken left tibia, broken left...
  • Police use stun gun on UCLA student who won't leave library

    11/15/2006 3:59:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 2,022+ views
    LOS ANGELES A camera phone captured a UCLA student being shot with a stun gun by a police officer after he allegedly refused repeated requests to show his student identification and would not leave a campus library, university police said Wednesday. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday after police did a routine check of student ID at the Powell Library computer lab. "This is a long-standing library policy to ensure the safety of students during the late-night hours," said UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. She said police tried to escort Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, out of the library after...
  • Police stun gun kills teen with Bible

    10/31/2006 6:31:34 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 39 replies · 1,259+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/31/06
    Police stun gun kills teen with Bible 46 minutes ago JERSEYVILLE, Ill. - A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a St. Louis hospital, authorities said. In a statement obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, police in Jerseyville, about 40 miles north of St. Louis, said 17-year-old Roger Holyfield would not acknowledge officers who approached him and he continued yelling, "I want Jesus." Police tried to calm the teen, but Holyfield became combative, according to the statement. Officers fired the stun gun at him after...
  • Police Stun Gun Kills Teen with Bible

    10/31/2006 6:44:53 AM PST · by Types_with_Fist · 140 replies · 2,526+ views
    JERSEYVILLE, Ill. - A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting “I want Jesus” was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a St. Louis hospital, authorities said. In a statement obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, police in Jerseyville, about 40 miles north of St. Louis, said 17-year-old Roger Holyfield would not acknowledge officers who approached him and he continued yelling, “I want Jesus.” Police tried to calm the teen, but Holyfield became combative, according to the statement. Officers fired the stun gun at him after he ignored their warnings, then fired again when he continued...
  • Poison warfare suits found in mosque raid (January 27, 2003 )

    01/27/2003 6:11:52 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 33 replies · 812+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 27, 2003 | LEO SCHLINK in London
    BRITISH police investigating a terror plot by Islamic saboteurs have found chemical warfare protection suits in a north London mosque. The discovery has shocked detectives, who believe the find confirms supporters of Osama bin Laden were planning a poison attack on civilian targets in Britain. Scotland Yard and MI5 detectives had kept the discovery of the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suits secret. They feared disclosing it would spark panic. Government ministers have warned any suggestion that the Finsbury Park mosque had been involved would have worrying racist overtones. Police initially revealed they had seized a cache of weapons, including...
  • US military sets laser PHASRs to stun

    02/03/2006 10:23:07 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 11 replies · 696+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 7, | Will Knight
    The US government has unveiled a "non-lethal" laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. But the device will require close scrutiny to ensure compliance with a United Nations protocol on blinding laser weapons. The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and two prototypes have been delivered to military bases in Texas and Virginia for further testing. The US Department of Defense (DoD) believes the weapon could be used, for example, to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock. However, the DoD...
  • San Jose police given new rules on Taser stun guns

    11/30/2005 7:54:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 11/30/5
    San Jose -- San Jose police officers were given strict new rules for using Taser stun guns on suspects, including warnings they should not shock handcuffed people, pregnant women, the elderly and children. Under pressure from activists and city officials, Police Chief Rob Davis announced the new guidelines Tuesday, just hours before a City Council meeting on the weapons, and nearly two weeks after a report by the city's own police auditor urging more specific guidelines. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to set a January deadline for Davis and auditor Barbara Attard to decide the best place to publish the...
  • US military sets laser PHASRs to stun

    11/08/2005 5:26:51 PM PST · by JustAnotherOkie · 22 replies · 837+ views
    NewScientist.com news service ^ | 16:05 07 November 2005 | Will Knight
    The US government has unveiled a "non-lethal" laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. But the device will require close scrutiny to ensure compliance with a United Nations protocol on blinding laser weapons. The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and two prototypes have been delivered to military bases in Texas and Virginia for further testing. The US Department of Defense (DoD) believes the weapon could be used, for example, to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock. However, the DoD...
  • Ebay Agrees to Block Stun-Gun Sales to New Yorkers

    10/11/2005 10:26:46 AM PDT · by smartin · 9 replies · 452+ views
    TBO.com News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Mark Johnson
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Online auctioneer eBay Inc. said Tuesday it will block the sale and shipment of stun guns and other illegal weapons to New York residents under an agreement with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. In an investigation that started last year, Spitzer's office found the eBay users were easily able to buy stun guns through the company's Web site. Investigators, posing as ordinary customers, bought 16 stun guns from 16 different sellers on eBay. The sellers, 14 of whom are from outside New York, are believed to have sold more than 1,100 stun guns to New Yorkers from...
  • US shoots ahead in stun gun design

    08/15/2005 11:51:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 592+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/15/05 | David Hambling
    WEAPONS designed to fire "electric bullets" into crowds are being developed for police and border protection agencies in the US. The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, the domestic equivalent of the defence agency DARPA, has launched an "innovative less-lethal devices for law enforcement" programme to radically expand the capabilities of electric shock weapons. Existing stun weapons, such as the Taser, typically fire a pair of darts trailing current-carrying wires to shock the target, with a maximum range of about 7 metres. The HSARPA programme aims to develop wireless weapons that can be used over greater distances in spaces such...
  • Will 'electric bullets' replace the stun gun?

    08/11/2005 1:46:07 PM PDT · by Panerai · 14 replies · 525+ views
    Cnet News ^ | 08/11/2005
    Quick-footed criminals hoping to avoid the debilitating shock of a police stun gun could soon be facing a more exacting foe--the "electric bullet." Stun guns, like the Taser, fire small spears joined to the hand piece with wires. The spears discharge an electric shock and incapacitate the target, but such weapons have a limited range of up to about 30 feet. The United States Department of Homeland Security is seeking alternatives with broader uses, like light lasers or guns firing electric bullets to combat all manner of felons. (The military, meanwhile, is developing so-called nonlethal weapons such as a millimeter...
  • Multiple stun-gun jolts found justified

    06/25/2005 7:53:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 915+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/25/5 | Alan Gathright
    Criminal charges are not warranted against Pacifica police officers who repeatedly applied stun-gun shocks to a combative, cocaine-intoxicated suspect who later died, the San Mateo County district attorney said Friday. Gregory Saulsbury Jr.'s family has filed a $30 million federal lawsuit claiming that police violated his civil rights. District Attorney Jim Fox said his independent review concluded that the three officers struggling to subdue Saulsbury, whom authorities characterized as violent and out of control, "performed at the highest standard of law enforcement in a very difficult and dangerous situation."
  • Governor [Blagojevich D-IL] Signs Stun Gun Law

    06/03/2005 10:37:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 393+ views
    WFLD CHICAGO ^ | 06/03/2005 | Associated Press
    Buying a stun gun in Illinois will soon require the same background checks and 24-hour waiting period as buying a handgun or rifle. Governor Rod Blagojevich signed legislation that approves the restrictions, which go into effect January First. In addition, stun gun owners in Illinois will be required to have a state firearm owners identification card. The governor says the 50,000 volts a stun gun puts out can be lethal, so the weapons should be treated as seriously as the state treats firearms. While law enforcement officials will be exempt from the stun gun rules, much of the debate over...