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  • Sheriff's report: 19 shots in friendly-fire incident 'proper'

    08/08/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    The bullets kept coming. An off-duty police detective, who had been trying to help capture a fleeing suspect, was on the ground, shouting to be heard over 19 gunshots unleashed at him. "I'm a cop, I'm Hallandale Police," Hallandale Beach Detective Anthony Distefano yelled to Broward Sheriff's deputies. He continued yelling: "Kilo 12, 10-37 Distefano." "Kilo" is police speak for a plain-clothed detective, and 10-37 is a police code that indicates he's law enforcement. Sgt. Andrea Tianga, who was featured on the reality TV show "Police Women of Broward County," and Deputy Christopher Manekas thought the gun-carrying detective was the...
  • Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police

    08/06/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Friends and family of a teen who died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a Taser will mark the one year anniversary of his death with music, poetry and a film. Wednesday evening they gather at the abandoned restaurant where police say they caught the 18-year-old Israel “Reefa” Hernandez spraying graffiti on the walls.
  • Suit: Officer Instructed ‘Tase The Bi*ch’ During Deadly Beating

    05/29/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/28/2014 | Chuck Ross
    On August 20, 2013, Sherman police stopped Lesa Surratt’s vehicle for failing to signal a lane change. An officer removed Surratt from the vehicle. From there, she was placed in the rear of a patrol car but without performing a search, the suit claims. Surratt’s passenger, Monica Garza, was also placed in the patrol car. Brian McClarin, a narcotics officer, had directed the traffic stop. The complaint acknowledges that Surratt removed a small amount of cocaine she was concealing and began swallowing it. One of the officers realized what was going on “and climbed in the back seat, across the...
  • Teen Treated At Local Hospital Dies After Being Tased By Police

    05/16/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    WJZ Baltimore ^ | 5-15-14 | Christie Lleto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A young hospital patient is tased by Baltimore City Police, then falls into a coma and dies. The department launches an investigation into the officers’ actions at Good Samaritan Hospital. The death of a 19-year-old hospital patient this week is the focal point of a Baltimore City Police investigation after they say one of their officers tased the teen who was in a violent altercation with Good Samaritan Hospital security earlier this month.
  • Cops Beat, Taser Man to Death, ‘They Just Weren’t Done Until He Was Dead’

    05/15/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 May 2014 | Robby Soave
    A Washington man is dead after police tasered him four times and beat him with their fists and a flashlight, according to eyewitnesses. Neighbors report that what happened between 44-year-old Ron Hillstrom and University Place police was essentially murder. “You beat this man to death last night for no reason and we caught you, period,” said one of Hillstrom’s neighbors, who saw the incident. Police were called to the parking lot of Hillstrom’s apartment complex in the early morning hours. Hillstrom was having some sort of psychotic episode: He was pacing in a circle and muttering that people were after...
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies
    Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...
  • TX: 19-Year-Old was Likely Carrying Slung Mosin-Nagant Rifle when He was Tased

    04/19/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo: Alma E. Hernandez, For The San Antonio Express News Henry Vichique, shown with his pregnant wife, above, is the 19 year old man who was tased by police for carrying a WWII Russian rifle in a San Antonio residential neighborhood while walking home.  From the Houston Chronicle: San Antonio police arrested him March 30 while he was walking home with a loaded Russian World War II-vintage rifle slung across his shoulder. The event occurred after dark.   Police at the scene told Henry that people had reported that he had been pointing the rifle at others.   Henry replied that...
  • Exhausted Frank Almond eagerly awaits reunion with stolen Stradivarius

    02/07/2014 10:35:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Exhausted but delighted, Frank Almond can't wait to be reunited with his partner. That would be the exquisite Lipinski Stradivarius stolen from Almond, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, during an armed robbery Jan. 27 after a Frankly Music concert at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Milwaukee police recovered the violin and arrested three suspects in the case. Two of those suspects remain in jail. "Chief Flynn personally called me last night, actually early this morning, which I very much appreciated," said Almond during a phone interview, his first since the theft occurred. The violinist is out of the state and returning to...
  • Woman, 35, had her arm amputated because 'police handcuffs were too tight'

    12/31/2013 6:22:25 PM PST · by null and void · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:44 EST, 31 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pittsburgh woman is suing authorities after she had to have her arm amputated because police officers used ‘excessive force’ while they arrested her and refused to give her access to a doctor. The mother-of-three, Amy Needham, 35, of Ross, says the officers entered her home to execute an arrest warrant for failing to show up to a preliminary hearing. When sheriff's office employees arrived, Needham said she was using the bathroom, but they broke down the bathroom door. Rough arrest: Police officers shocked Amy Needham, 35, with a Taser, applied arm bars and wrist locks, and put on handcuffs...
  • Lawsuit: Cop Tasers Cop, Innocent Man Dies

    12/11/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Christopher Robbins
    Police officers fatally shot an emotionally distressed man eight times in his Harlem apartment after one cop accidentally shot his fellow officer with a Taser, prompting the injured officer to scream "He's stabbing me, shoot him!"
  • Boy dies in fire after cops tase dad during rescue

    11/14/2013 7:27:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 84 replies
    ABC Locale ^ | November 08, 2013
    Police officers in the city of Louisiana, Missouri used the stun gun to stop Ryan Miller after he kicked in a front door and tried to enter his house to rescue his 3-year-old stepson, Riley. Officers on the scene felt it was too dangerous to let anybody go in. ...Miller was tased three times, then handcuffed and thrown in the back of a police car. The boy's body was eventually found 12 to 15 feet from the front door.
  • Missouri man trying to save stepson from fire hit with stun gun by police

    11/07/2013 6:52:20 PM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-7-2013 | FoxNews.com
    The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire early Oct. 31 says it is outraged after police used a stun gun to subdue the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back into the burning house to rescue the boy. Riley Miller, the boy, died in the fire at the home in the town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at the stepfather, Ryan Miller, as he tried to re-enter the burning home. Authorities at the scene reportedly determined it was too dangerous to make an attempt to save the boy. "He...
  • Pierre Police Chief Defends Use of Taser on Suicidal 8-Year-Old Girl

    10/10/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/09/2013 | By Courtney Nunes
    A police officer in Pierre, S.D., recently used an electroshock weapon against an 8-year-old girl who was threatening to kill herself. Now, Police Chief Bob Grandpre is defending the officer’s decision. “He quite possibly saved the juvenile’s life that night,” said Grandpre of the unnamed officer, who remains on the job. According to Grandpre, three officers responded Friday night to a report of a suicidal 8-year-old girl who had allegedly stabbed herself in the leg. She was holding a 4.5-inch knife to her chest when officers arrived and refused to put it down. When one officer approached her, the girl...
  • Charlotte police kill unarmed man who may have been running to them for help

    09/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2013 | Jessica King and AnneClaire Stapleton
    (CNN) -- Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning -- but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck. Officers responded to a "breaking and entering" 911 call at a home in Charlotte. The homeowner told dispatchers that a man had been knocking on her door repeatedly. Police say that when they got to the scene, a man matching the caller's description ran toward them. One of the officers fired his stun gun, but it was "unsuccessful." Another officer then opened fire, police said. Jonathan Ferrell died at the...
  • Lawyer for Tasered man blames border agents

    09/14/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    U-T San Diego ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the family of a Mexican man who died in a confrontation with U.S. border law enforcement officers in 2010 said in a court filing this week that agents changed and embellished their version of the incident to depict that he was combative and violent. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, was beaten and shot with a Taser while handcuffed in an area of the San Ysidro Port of Entry the night of May 28, 2010. The incident involved as many as 20 agents and officers from the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs...
  • Syracuse police taser a disabled man for standing on a bus -

    09/10/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    X Republic ^ | August 9, 2013
    Police used a taser to electric shock a disabled man because he was standing on a bus, as he always does. The man prefers standing because of his spinal injuries, which make it uncomfortable for him to sit.
  • Police taser a man off a roof, choke, drag him face-down on stairs, killing him

    08/22/2013 8:26:50 PM PDT · by plsjr · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 21 Aug 2013 | Austin Peterson
    The use of a stun gun on a person who is in danger of falling is not allowed to be used in Phoenix, Arizona. But that didn’t stop officers from extricating a man from his roof by giving him a thorough tasering, followed by a choke drag face-down in order to “rescue him.” The father of the victim was a former detective who believes the police went too far. 44-year-old Michael Angel wasn’t violent when he got up on the roof. Phoenix police arrived and initially tried to get him down, but then they suddenly rushed him and began tasering...
  • Hundreds mourn Tasered Miami graffiti artist [plus some advice from Chris Rock]

    08/11/2013 10:41:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    Reuters/yahoo.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Zachary Fagenson
    MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Hundreds of friends and supporters of an 18-year-old graffiti artist who died after being shocked by a stun gun during a police chase in Miami Beach gathered on Saturday in a tearful rally at the site where he had been spray-painting. Colombian-born Israel Hernandez-Llach died on Tuesday after police shocked him with a Taser as he ran away from officers who caught him spray-painting the wall of a shuttered McDonald's. "He was a genius," said Lucy Rynka, 18, who graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School with Hernandez-Llach last spring. "He showed me how powerful...
  • Police stun gun kills Florida teen

    08/08/2013 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | August 7, 2013 | AP
    <p>MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach police say an 18-year-old died after being shocked with a stun gun as he resisted arrest for spraying graffiti.</p> <p>Chief Ray Martinez told the Miami Herald that officers spotted Israel Hernandez-Llach painting graffiti on an abandoned fast-food restaurant early Tuesday. Martinez said the teen ran, but was eventually cornered.</p>
  • Nursing home resident dead after confrontation with police

    07/27/2013 10:15:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 96 replies
    USNews/NBCNews ^ | 7/26/2013
    A 95-year-old resident of an Illinois nursing home died early Saturday, hours after being shocked with a Taser and bean bag rounds in a confrontation with police.
  • Heckler subdued with stun gun at gun control rally

    06/19/2013 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 58 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | Jun 19, 2013 | staff reporter
    CONCORD, N.H. —Police used an electronic stun gun to subdue a Brentwood man Tuesday night at a gun control rally in Concord. A News 9 camera was on the scene when officers took 52-year-old Daniel Musso to the ground shortly after he interrupted a speech in favor of expanded background checks for people purchasing guns. Reporter Adam Sexton watched the altercation unfold.
  • ME:Police Taser Gun Rights Advocate at Anti-Gun Violence Rally

    06/18/2013 7:48:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    concord-nh.patch.com ^ | 18 June 2013 | Marc Fortier and Tony Schinella
    Daniel Musso of Brentwood was one of a group of people protesting the Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally. An anti-gun violence rally at the Statehouse plaza on Tuesday turned ugly when gun rights supporters turned out to protest the event and one pro-gun advocate had to be Tasered by Concord Police after resisting their efforts to detain him. Daniel Musso, 52, of Brentwood attempted to interject commentary while John Cantin of Manchester was speaking about his efforts to influence U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, on the background check issue. Musso, who was wearing a pro-Native American rights T-shirt, asked Cantin...
  • SAPD: Man Tasered while attempting to save infant son from a house fire

    06/04/2013 8:43:47 PM PDT · by Altariel · 194 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kens5.com Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- A father was tazed by San Antonio police while trying to save his infant boy from a house fire. The incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday during a house fire in the 100 block of Morningview Drive. Investigators said the parents of the eight-month-old boy had dropped off their children at their grandparents' house. Somehow, a fire got started inside the home shortly thereafter. The grandparents managed to grab one boy and rush to safety. That's when they realized one boy was still trapped inside. Emergency crews and the children's parents arrived on the scene at...
  • Llama busts loose in Fla., subdued with taser

    06/02/2013 11:26:01 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    AP via Kansas.com ^ | June 2, 2013, at 12:33 p.m. | AP
    Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki (drezz-WIKI') said Sunday that the 6-foot-llama outran him and his colleagues for a while, even leaping over a 4-foot fence to avoid capture. ... Authorities cornered the 300-pound fugitive Saturday morning. Drzewiecki said they used a taser gun to subdue Scooter because llamas aren't domesticated and don't respond to voice commands.
  • Man Dies After Police Tase Him; Family Puzzled

    05/29/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | 05/29/2013 | Reporting Joel Thomas
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Relatives of a man who was killed after police entered his home and tased him are struggling to come to terms with how he died. “They physically pulled him off the couch because, like I said, he was asleep. They pulled him off the couch and they tried to put him on his stomach. He can’t breathe on his stomach. He don’t even lie on the bed on his stomach,” said Donna Randle, the mother of victim Jarmaine Darden, 34. Zero tolerance officers were executing a search warrant at his southeast Fort Worth house on May...
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Tased 4 times fights off police on I-5 (Washington State)

    04/02/2013 2:44:23 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies
    KCPQ Fox 13 ^ | April 2, 2013 | David Rose
    MARYSVILLE — A man managed to elude police after being Tased 4 times on Interstate 5 Sunday in Marysville, Wash. Police believe he was on some sort of drug. The family filming the incident couldn’t believe the man was still standing. Read more: http://q13fox.com/2013/04/02/raw-man-fights-off-police-taser-on-interstate/#ixzz2PLQmvLnj
  • Mall manager known for Taser banned from contacting alleged victim

    03/24/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.wsbtv.com ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 | unknown
    ATLANTA — A downtown Atlanta mall manager known for shocking people with a Taser is out of a job and facing charges. Darien Long worked at the downtown Metro Mall for more than a year. He became known for posting videos that showed him using his Taser against people who refused to leave mall property. He would record the incidents with cameras on his vest and head. On Thursday, he was arrested after a confrontation with a man he said was trespassing. A witness said Long tried but was unable to pull out his Taser.
  • Family wants answers after Cary police use Taser on man

    03/14/2013 9:10:04 AM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 19 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/14/2013 | WRAL
    The family of a Raleigh man who was pulled over by Cary police Tuesday want answers after they say he was tasered and ended up in the hospital. According to police spokeswoman Susan Moran, Michael Anthony Peacock, 41, was pulled over about 6 p.m. at Lake Pine Drive and Maynard Road for speeding. Officers said Peacock failed to comply and began running from police, who pursued him. Police confirmed that officers used a Taser on Peacock, and that he did fall and suffer injuries. His family said he had a fractured skull and broken back. "His nerves are damaged," Phyllis...
  • Caught on camera: Horrifying moment security guard Tasers mother in front of her children

    02/01/2013 3:42:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 83 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 1, 2013 | John Clarke
    New horrifying video footage has emerged showing a woman being Tasered by a security guard after she and her children antagonized and threatened the man outside an Atlanta strip mall. The five-minute video shows a security guard chastising young kids for making noise and playing outside the 5 Points Plaza shopping mall in downtown Atlanta. That's when the mother steps in and starts yelling profanities and threatening, 'Don’t yell at my motherf***ing kids! You’ll get beat!' The security guard then repeatedly tells them to “back it up! You better back it up!' At that point, the children, encouraged by their...
  • Florida man describes being shot by police Taser as he sprayed fire with garden hose

    11/14/2012 8:00:59 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 13, 2012 | KAMEEL STANLEY
    PINELLAS PARK -- The fire was all around Dan Jensen. He could see it. He could smell it. He could hear it. It was close enough to touch. It was burning down his neighbor's house. It was creeping toward Jensen's own fence 10 feet away, and he started spraying the fire with his hose. Police ordered Jensen to get back, and he complied. But after a few minutes passed without firefighters arriving, a frustrated Jensen stepped forward and leaned down to grab the skinny gray garden hose once again. That's when he heard the order. "Hit 'em! Take him down!...
  • Cop Tasers Little Boy [Cop tasers 10 year old for refusing to clean patrol car]

    10/30/2012 9:32:02 PM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Unknown
    SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) - A New Mexico policeman Tasered a 10-year-old child on a playground because the boy refused to clean his patrol car, the boy claims in court. Guardian ad litem Rachel Higgins sued the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and Motor Transportation Police Officer Chris Webb on behalf of the child, in Santa Fe County Court. Higgins claims Webb used his Taser on the boy, R.D., during a May 4 "career day" visit to Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School. "Defendant Webb asked the boy, R.D., in a group of boys, who would like to clean his...
  • Blind stroke victim shot in the back with 50,000-volt taser by police who mistook his white stick

    10/17/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/12 | Kerry Mcdermott
    A police force has apologised to a blind grandfather who was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt taser stun gun after officers mistook his white stick for a samurai sword. Two-time stroke-victim Colin Farmer, 61, said he thought he was being attacked by muggers when he was hit with the weapon by the officer, who then handcuffed the retired company director as he fell to the ground. Officers had been dispatched to Chorley, Lancashire - where Mr Farmer had been on his way to meet friends for a drink in a local restaurant - following reports of a man...
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • Police use taser on deaf woman

    08/06/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 59 replies
    KIRO ^ | 8/5/12 | Chris Halsne
    KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help. Instead of an apology, she ended up bloody and in jail for nearly three days without an interpreter before a prosecutor declined to press charges. After months of digging, investigative reporter Chris Halsne found significant discrepancies in the official police version of events leading up to Lashonn White’s arrest. Late in the evening on April 6, White said she called for police assistance after a guest reportedly attacked her in her own apartment. Deaf since...
  • Police Overkill

    06/07/2012 1:49:37 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 87 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | June 6, 2012 | ROBERT KAHN
    BALTIMORE (CN) - When an architect crashed his car while suffering a diabetic reaction on the way home from Bible study class, state and county police pepper sprayed him in the face and clubbed and Tasered him to death, his wife claims in court. Linda Johnson sued the Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police, their top commanders and six officers who allegedly beat and Tasered to death Carl D. Johnson on May 27, 2010. Johnson suffered a diabetic attack sometime after 8:15 p.m. that night, after calling a friend to tell him he was leaving his Bible class, according to...
  • A Ticket, 3 Taser Jolts and, Perhaps, a Trip to the Supreme Court (pregnant woman tasered)

    05/20/2012 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 95 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The case involves Malaika Brooks, who was seven months pregnant and driving her 11-year-old son to school in Seattle when she was pulled over for speeding. The police say she was going 32 miles per hour in a school zone; the speed limit was 20. Ms. Brooks said she would accept a ticket but drew the line at signing it, which state law required at the time. Ms. Brooks thought, wrongly, that signing was an acknowledgment of guilt. Refusing to sign was a crime, and the two officers on the scene summoned a sergeant, who instructed them to arrest Ms....
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • Ohio officer used stun gun on 9-year-old boy

    03/13/2012 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012
    MOUNT STERLING, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio officer whose use of a stun gun on a child resulted in the shutdown of a village police force said he shocked the boy twice as the 9-year-old lay on the floor with his hands underneath his body. Details of the Mount Sterling incident released Monday say the boy was warned before the officer shocked him at his home last week following a truancy complaint from the sheriff's office.
  • The moment handcuffed woman, 20, was left brain dead after being Tasered for trying to escape police

    02/21/2012 7:44:12 AM PST · by rawhide · 253 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-21-12 | Lee Moran
    A 20-year-old woman has been left brain dead - after she was Tasered by police and smacked her head on the ground. Danielle Maudsley had been taken to a Florida Highway Patrol Station after being arrested for a suspected hit-and-run in September. Handcuffed, she ran out of the door. But as footage from a police cruiser dashboard camera reveals, Trooper Daniel Cole, who this week was cleared of any wrongdoing, fired a Taser's electric probes into her back. She spun, fell backwards and hit her head on the ground. Bleeding and crying she tried to get up. She then blacked...
  • Naked Walmart Sock Thief Stunned, Police Say

    02/17/2012 4:18:02 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | February 16, 2012
    WEST WHITELAND TWP., Pa. - Police say they were forced to use an electric stun gun on a naked 6-foot-4-inch, nearly 300-pound man after he allegedly stole socks from a Walmart in Chester County. The incident unfolded Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Walmart in the Exton section of West Whiteland Township. Police said officers responded to the scene and located the suspect, later identified as Verdon Lamont Taylor, inside the store wearing only a pair of socks. According to police, Taylor refused to comply with commands from the officers, and a stun gun had to be used. While...
  • Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon

    01/31/2012 10:11:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 113 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2012 | Jill Tucker
    A Montara man walking two lapdogs off leash was hit with an electric-shock gun by a National Park Service ranger after allegedly giving a false name and trying to walk away, authorities said Monday. The park ranger encountered Gary Hesterberg with his two small dogs Sunday afternoon at Rancho Corral de Tierra, which was recently incorporated into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, said Howard Levitt, a spokesman for the park service. Hesterberg, who said he didn't have identification with him, allegedly gave the ranger a false name, Levitt said. The ranger, who wasn't identified, asked Hesterberg to remain at...
  • Jedi light-sabre beats Taser in Oregon parking-lot fracas

    12/26/2011 7:17:55 PM PST · by dayglored · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Register (Brit Tech) ^ | 2011-12-16 | Lester Haines
    Mumbo-Jumbo Mystic Impervious To Cops' Electric Blasters For those of you who've ever wondered, like you do, whether the Jedi lightsabre or the Taser is the more effective weapon, we're delighted to report that the electric dispenser of justice is no match for Obi-Wan Kenobi's mighty glowing tool. David A. Canterbury earlier this week went on the rampage at a Portland Toys R Us store, assaulting three customers with a plastic replica of the Jedi weapon. Cue swift intervention by law enforcement operatives, who found 33-year-old Canterbury wandering in the parking lot, "talking incoherently", and still swinging his Star Wars...
  • Teen struck by Ohio campus officer's stun gun dies

    08/07/2011 7:16:50 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Sat, Aug 6, 2011
    Police say an 18-year-old attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest. Officers received a 911 call about an assault at Turner Hall early Saturday. The university's assistant police chief, Jeff Corcoran, tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://bit.ly/q3FIuz ) that the teenage boy approached officers in the dorm hallway, appearing agitated and angry. Corcoran says officers ordered the teen to back off, but he refused. He was then hit once by an officer's stun gun. Afterward, the teen appeared incoherent. He went into cardiac arrest after paramedics arrived...
  • Caught on tape: Police beat and taser 'gentle' mentally-ill homeless man to death

    07/28/2011 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Smogger · 182 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6:27 PM on 27th July 2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    <p>A shocking video has been released allegedly showing police officers tasering and beating a homeless man to death who they claim was resisting arrest. Though the video is not clear, eye witnesses say the homeless man - Kelly Thomas, 37 - was unable to put up any resistance and was lying on the ground on his front when the attack took place on July 5. His screams and cries for his father can be heard amid the tasering noises.</p>
  • Long Range... Taser Shotgun.. Nuff said..

    07/22/2011 3:45:52 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 8 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 7-22-11 | cakid1
    Ouch.. Some folks are calling this thing.. "...Remote crowd control of pain..." An Australian gun company 'Metal Storm' is working on it. "According to Wired, the weapons group is producing a 12-gauge shotgun called the MAUL that will accept several electrically charged cartridges and fire them up to 30 yards away in quick succession." "Taser founders Tom Smith told the guys at Wired his thoughts in development: "We developed the XREP to provide an extended range for situations where a close approach was dangerous or not possible.” Wired calls it a "remote crowd control of pain."
  • VIDEO - Handcuffed man repeatedly kicked, beaten, and tasered by police while in handcuffs

    07/11/2011 10:53:25 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 150 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Tennessee man sustained a punctured lung and cracked ribs following a brutal beating from a team of police deputies - while he already in handcuffs. After being stripped naked, the man was kicked and shocked repeatedly with a Taser gun. The January 23 incident was caught on tape by video equipment fixed to the vehicle of a Humphreys county sheriff deputy. The victim, Darren T. Ring, 34, of New Johnsonville is requesting to be released from jail where he has been held in lieu of bond for more than five months. Humpreys County deputies descended on Ring after responding...
  • Cops Just Love Those Tasers

    07/02/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | June 29, 2011 | Staff
    Dayton police "mistook" a mentally handicapped teenager's speech impediment for "disrespect," so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from "upward of 20 police officers" after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy's mom says. Pamela Ford says her "mentally challenged/handicapped" son Jesse Kersey, 17, was riding his bike near his Dayton home when Officer Willie Hooper stopped him and tried to talk to him. The mom says that "Prior to the incident described below, defendant Hooper knew Jesse and was aware that Jesse was mentally challenged/handicapped and a minor...
  • Mounties involved in post-Taser death of Dziekanski to face perjury charges

    05/06/2011 8:08:31 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | May 6, 2011 9:56 PM | Andrea Woo
    VANCOUVER — The mother of Robert Dziekanski, the Polish immigrant who died after being Tasered multiple times by RCMP officers at Vancouver International Airport, said Friday she's "pleased" that the officers involved will face perjury charges. "The RCMP should not be investigating itself," she added. "Police officers are not above the law and I will await the verdict of the courts. I hope that justice will finally be achieved in the death of my son." Dziekanski, who spoke no English and had never been on a plane before, was unable to find his mother upon arriving at the airport. He...
  • 28 seconds : The Killing of Fouad Kaady

    04/26/2011 4:31:36 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 11 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Undated | Portlandvftr
    Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVS-Fba0ExU&feature=related Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JPZOI8hbc&feature=related Part IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_0zb02wORc&feature=related Part V: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ALYSewvWQ&feature=related