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  • Cop Went Wild With Taser, Diabetic Says

    12/28/2009 12:15:25 PM PST · by Señor Zorro · 25 replies · 1,640+ views
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Robert Kahn
    (CN) - A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, "inflicted ... while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated," the man claims in Chicago Federal Court. Prospero Lassi says he suffered a diabetes-induced seizure at home on April 9. His roommate called 911, and police from LaGrange Park and Brookfield responded, with EMTs from LaGrange Park. Lassi says his roommate explained to police that he was...
  • Idiot Scummer Perps Sue Cops For Using Taser, But Don't Know Cops Have It All On Tape. Hilarious

    12/24/2009 11:41:56 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 9 replies · 1,669+ views
    Watch the video. Hilarious. Idiot Scummer Scammers.
  • Man dies after stunned with Taser

    12/14/2009 10:54:14 AM PST · by StolarStorm · 98 replies · 1,727+ views
    The Pulse Journal ^ | December 14, 2009 | Denise Callahan
    A man died after being shot with a Taser during a confrontation Sunday night with Mason police officers, according to police. Police said Douglas Boucher, 39, of Mason died at a local hospital after he was shot by the Taser following a disturbance around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Speedway gas station, 711 Reading Road. Two Mason police officers stopped at the Speedway at the corner of Tylersville and Reading Road for a drink when a clerk asked them to talk to Boucher, who was causing some kind of trouble, according to a report. The two officers approached...
  • Girl, 10, Tasered by Police with Mother's Permission

    11/21/2009 3:20:36 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Irish News ^ | 11/19/2009 | The Irish News
    A police officer in a small US town used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old girl after he said her mother gave him permission to do so. Now the town’s mayor is calling for an investigation into whether the Taser use was appropriate. Officer Dustin Bradshaw said in a report that police were called to the home in Ozark, Arkansas on November 11 because of a domestic disturbance. When he arrived, the girl was curled up on the floor, screaming, the report said. Mr Bradshaw’s report said the girl screamed, kicked and resisted any time her mother tried to...
  • Police Officer Uses Taser On 10-Year-Old Girl

    11/18/2009 8:34:35 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,268+ views
    4029tv ^ | November 17, 2009
    OZARK, Ark. -- Ozark police said they were called to a home where a mother asked for help with her unruly child, but the 10-year-old's father said he's outraged at the force police used against his daughter. "I would like to say Ozark police Tased this little girl right here. Ten years old and [they] shot electricity through her body, and I want to know how the heck in God's green earth can they get away with this," said the girl's father, Anthony Medlock. Medlock said his daughter was at her mother's house when Ozark police Officer Dustin Bradshaw shocked...
  • Arkansas Police Use Taser on 10-Year-Old Girl

    11/17/2009 7:10:13 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 89 replies · 2,611+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2009 | Associated Press
    OZARK, Ark. — Ozark Police Chief Jim Noggle says one of his officers used a Taser on a 10-year-old girl who was combative when the officer tried to get the girl into a patrol car to be taken to a youth shelter. Noggle said Tuesday that officer Dustin Bradshaw went to the girl's home after her mother called police woman called police. According to a report filed by Bradshaw on Thursday, the officer found the girl on the floor of the house screaming and crying. She refused to follow her mother's instructions and the mother told Bradshaw to use his...
  • Police Use Taser on Kent Resident (Resdient Saves Family From Burning Home)

    11/04/2009 2:50:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies · 1,200+ views
    Kentnewsnet ^ | 11/03/2009 | Sarah Steimer
    Police used a Taser gun to restrain a resident outside of his home on Crain Avenue as it burned at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The resident, Mike Bartlett, said he was returning from downtown for his cell phone when he noticed his sister's room on fire. He ran in to make sure she was not there and continued to find his friends in the basement and alert them of the fire. He said his cousin's girlfriend was sleeping upstairs so he went back in the house to retrieve her. "As I was running downstairs, I could hear the window glass...
  • 81-year-old Tasered by Eielson Air Force Base police

    11/03/2009 3:22:49 PM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,436+ views
    Daily News-Miner ^ | 03 Nov 2009 | Chris Freiberg
    FAIRBANKS — An 81-year-old man was Tasered during a traffic stop last week. It is the second time since 1998 that police have had to make a show of force during a traffic stop to arrest Glen M. Wilcox, a Fairbanks-based Episcopalian priest and real estate agent. Court documents allege that officers with Eielson Air Force Base’s 354th Security Forces Squadron pulled Wilcox over just after 1 p.m. Wednesday for going 11 miles over the speed limit on the Richardson Highway. An officer, identified as a senior airman in court documents, took Wilcox’s license, registration and proof of insurance and...
  • Taser Issues A Warning To Its Stun Gun Users- They Can Kill

    10/21/2009 11:04:26 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 15 replies · 934+ views
    After many lawsuits resulting from cardiac deaths and injuries, and after many denials of any cause and effect in the use of Tasers causing cardiac events and even death, Taser has made changes in its usage manual. The company has advised police and other users of the Taser not to strike a Taser target in the chest area with the 50,000 volt weapon. In a striking departure from the previous company position of denial of any link between Taser use and subsequent cardiac arrest, the company now says that there is a "low probability" of adverse cardiac reaction to a...
  • 2 officers fired after Tasering parade driver, 76

    09/23/2009 3:11:46 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 17 replies · 1,708+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 22, 2009 | Matt Joyce
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two police officers who chased and Tasered a 76-year-old man driving a tractor in a Wyoming town parade have been fired. Bud Grose, who was shocked five times by Officer Michael Kavenius, welcomed the decision announced Tuesday by the Glenrock Police Department. "Hopefully this will kind of help bring the community together and be an answer to a lot of questions and problems," he said. Kavenius shot Grose with a Taser on Aug. 1 near the end of Glenrock's annual Deer Creek Days parade. Sgt. Paul Brown was also relieved of duty. Police say Grose, who...
  • Only A Man Would Try This

    09/17/2009 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 16 replies · 1,275+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Debra Myers
    Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse- sized tazer. The effects of the tazer were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety....?? WAY TOO COOL!
  • State to pay $50,000 to woman who was Tasered at UW football game

    09/12/2009 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 1,368+ views
    By ED TRELEVEN Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 The state will pay $50,000 to a woman who was shocked with a Taser by UW Police at a Badgers football game last year under a settlement reached on Tuesday, the woman's attorney said. Robert Gingras, the attorney for Margaret Hiebing, said the settlement was reached during a mediation session with retired Circuit Judge Angela Bartell, who brokered the deal between Gingras and state Department of Justice attorneys who represented UW Police Sgt. Tamara Kowalski and Detective Peter Grimyser. Hiebing, 54, sued the officers on Feb. 20, alleging that her civil rights...
  • Police use of Taser on man, 76, roils town in Wyo.

    09/02/2009 8:21:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 3,987+ views
    GLENROCK, Wyo. — Bud Grose seemed like the last person who should attract the attention of police when the 76-year-old retiree hopped on his antique tractor and rumbled through the annual parade in this small Wyoming town. But what was supposed to be a day of fun at an end-of-summer festival ended abruptly when police shot Grose with a Taser in a dispute about where to end the parade route. The incident nearly incited a riot as outraged neighbors rushed to his defense. Now residents of this tight-knit town of 2,400 are seething over what they see as police brutality,...
  • Police Using A Taser Set A Man On Fire

    08/26/2009 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 11 replies · 493+ views
    In the Department's first use of a Taser, Lancaster Ohio Police Tasered a man and it set him on fire. They were responding to a report of a man inhaling from a spray can. Police say that they didn't see any evidence of flammable gas when they fired the Taser at him. He was spraying something from a can into his mouth and running when he was tackled by officers. He resisted arrest and after a warning to stop resisting, he was Tasered. Officers saw a flame on his chest and put the fire out. He was taken to a...
  • Homeless man bursts into flames after being Tasered by U.S. police

    08/25/2009 8:01:44 PM PDT · by relictele · 25 replies · 1,003+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Aug 25 2009 | Paul Thompson
    A homeless man caught fire after U.S. police shocked him with a Taser gun, it has been revealed. Daniel Wood, 31, was allegedly sniffing gas from an aerosol can as he ran through traffic when he was chased by two officers in Lancaster, Ohio.
  • NY mom Tasered at traffic stop files notice to sue

    08/15/2009 4:53:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 1,405+ views
    newsday ^ | August 14, 2009
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A mother who was zapped with a police stun gun in front of her children during a traffic stop has filed notice that she'll sue the sheriff's department. A police video captured by a dashboard camera shows Deputy Sean Andrews yanking Audra Harmon, 38, out of her minivan by the arm and knocking her down with two Taser shots in January.
  • Mom in minivan tasered twice in Salina traffic stop(VIDEO)

    08/13/2009 3:05:49 PM PDT · by Callahan · 63 replies · 2,425+ views
    Syracuse.com ^ | 8/13/09 | John O'Brien
    In January, an Onondaga County sheriff's deputy pulled over Audra Harmon, who had two of her kids with her in her minivan. A routine traffic stop escalated quickly. The deputy, Sean Andrews, accused her of talking on her cell phone. She said she could prove him wrong. He said she was speeding. She denied it and got out of the van. He told her to get back in. She did, then he ordered her back out. He yanked her out by the arm, knocked her down with two Taser shots and charged her with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. His...
  • More Taser-Crazy Cops In Idaho

    08/11/2009 3:56:44 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 38 replies · 3,210+ views
    Photography Is Not a Crime ^ | August 7, 2009 | Carlos Miller
    DeLoyd Scott was riding his bicycle through a residential street in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho last year when he came across a group of officers making a traffic stop. One of the cops stopped him and asked for his identification. He asked them if he was under suspicion of a crime. The cops said he was. He refused to provide his identification until he was provided with “assistance of counsel” - which is his legal right in Idaho, according to the local news report. That prompted the cops to wrestle him to the ground and use their Taser on him. Twice....
  • Taser Shockwave will take out a herd of charging rhinos

    08/04/2009 3:22:10 PM PDT · by Flavius · 22 replies · 1,095+ views
    crunchgear ^ | August 1, 2009 | by Devin Coldewey
    The TASER Shockwave system is the first generation of new TASER Remote Area Denial™ (TRAD) technology allowing for both increased safety and stand-off capability during hostile situations through the innovative use of TASER International’s field-proven TASER® X26™ Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technolog
  • Police use Taser on 81 year old man with Cane (Video Link)

    07/30/2009 6:59:46 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 16 replies · 1,055+ views
    cbs47 News.. ^ | 7-30-09 | cakid1
    Police use a Taser on an 81 year man with a cane. In Stockton an 81-year-old man is in jail tonight. ... police used a taser .. because he was allegedly attacking a CHP officer with his Cane.
  • Boise ombudsman says police officer used excessive force in an arrest this year

    07/24/2009 3:39:09 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 8 replies · 1,329+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 07/22/09 | KATY MOELLER
    A report issued Wednesday by Boise Community Ombudsman Pierce Murphy found that a Boise police officer who used a Taser on a suspect's buttocks violated the police department's use-of-force policy. The Boise Police Department did an internal investigation, and both employees were disciplined; details on the discipline were not released. It is considered an internal personnel matter, said police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower. Murphy transcribed some of it in his report: Officer #3: Do you feel this? Complainant: Yes, sir. Officer #3: Do you feel that? That’s my - Complainant: Okay Officer #3: -Taser up your ass. Complainant: Okay Officer #3:...
  • Tasered man bursts into flames

    07/21/2009 9:29:08 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 84 replies · 2,351+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-21-2009 | AP
    A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday. The man, identified by his family as 36-year-old Ronald Mitchell, was in critical condition at a Perth hospital in Western Australia state following Monday's incident in Warburton, an Aboriginal community 950 miles (1,540 kilometers) northeast of Perth.
  • Gasoline-Huffing Man Bursts Into Flame After Being Tased

    07/21/2009 12:20:28 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 35 replies · 2,808+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Tue Jul 21 2009 | Gizmodo
    An Australian man burst into flames after a policeman hit him on the bridge of the nose with his Taser. Sound ridiculous? Not so much if you know the man was arrested on suspicion of huffing gasoline.The man pretty immediately went up in flames, and the officer, recognizing that a man becomes significantly less dangerous once he's on fire, went to the suspect's aid, patting him all over (and getting burned himself) to quell the flames. While the officer tried to help the flammable man, he was hit by rocks thrown by a young woman also on the scene, also...
  • HELL YEAH! Patriot Pastor on Fire!

    07/06/2009 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Liberty Guy 2007 · 31 replies · 1,385+ views
    Taboo News You Can Use ^ | July 5th, 2009
    On fire with the Holy Ghost that is. Pastor Steve Anderson, the pastor who was tased and beaten by Border Police on April 14th 2009, lead the Gilbert Arizona TEA Party rally yesterday to ovation and action. His words and demeanor were beyond phenomenal! There is a new body in the Black Robe Regiment today. If you would like to watch his 7 minute message
  • Police Taser Pastor 'Helping' Driver in Traffic Stop

    07/02/2009 11:47:37 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 68 replies · 1,461+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2009
    WEBSTER, Texas — Police used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray to disperse his congregants Wednesday after the pastor allegedly interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot. Congregants say they were in the Iglesia Profetica Peniel church for an early morning prayer when pastor Jose Elias Moran went to assist the stopped driver, a church member, by asking the police what had happened. An incident report on the Webster police department's Web site said Officer Raymond Berryman tried to calm Moran and arrest him. But police say he pushed the officer, went inside the church...
  • Taser International preparing to roll out first three-shot device

    07/01/2009 8:03:12 PM PDT · by shove_it · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Taser International Inc. has set a late-July introduction for the latest in its line of stun guns, which can hit up to three targets instead of just one. Taser (Nasdaq:TASR) announced Wednesday it would have the company’s new X3 device ready by its annual conference in Fountain Hills on July 27. The Scottsdale-based company says the device relies on new technology it has developed called rotational pulse drive, which allows the stun gun to alternate the electronic current, allowing three shots. “The X3 is the culmination of over four years of intense research and development and offers exponentially increased capabilities,...
  • Moberly, MO agrees to pay $2,400,000 in taser death

    06/23/2009 2:28:15 PM PDT · by TheRealDBear · 49 replies · 1,246+ views
    KHQA ^ | June 23, 2009 | AP
    MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) - Attorneys say a northeast Missouri city has agreed to pay $2.4 million to survivors of a man who died after police fired a Taser at him numerous times. Lawyers for the family of Stanley Harlan, 23, say the settlement with the city of Moberly was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. The agreement includes an indefinite moratorium on the use of Tasers by Moberly police officers. Harlan died in August 2008 after being pulled over by a Moberly police officer who suspected him of drunken driving. The lawsuit said other Moberly officers arrived...
  • US deputy warns 72-year-old woman 5 times before shocking her with Taser

    06/10/2009 7:28:04 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 105 replies · 3,034+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | June 10 | Jim Vertuno
    AUSTIN, Texas - A 72-year-old woman who refused to sign her speeding ticket got out of her truck and dared a deputy to shock her with a Taser. So he did. Video released by a Travis County Constable's Office shows Kathryn Winkfein hitting the ground and moaning while the shocks jolted through her body after the May 11 confrontation with Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Bieze. Winkfein was stopped for driving 60 mph (96 kilometre) in a 45-mph (72-kilometre) zone just west of Austin. A dashboard camera in the deputy's car shows the 4-foot-11 (1.5 metres) Winkfein refusing to sign...
  • Officer Tasers woman, 72, during traffic stop

    06/10/2009 11:35:11 AM PDT · by rarestia · 75 replies · 2,099+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10 2009 | AP
    She dared a deputy constable to shock her with a Taser. So, he did. Watch Video of Incident HereVideo released by a Travis County Constable's Office shows Deputy Chris Bieze confronting 72-year-old Kathryn Winkfein after stopping her for speeding on May 11 just outside Austin. Video from a camera mounted in the deputy's car shows Winkfein cursing and challenging the deputy and even daring him to use the Taser on her. "You're going to shove me? You're going to shove a 72-year-old woman?" she yelled. Winkfein told KTBC-TV in Austin that she did nothing to provoke the use of the...
  • Deputy Tasers woman, 72, during traffic stop

    06/10/2009 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 140 replies · 2,467+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 06/10/2009
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- She dared a deputy constable to shock her with a Taser. So, he did. Video released by a Travis County Constable's Office shows Deputy Chris Bieze confronting 72-year-old Kathryn Winkfein after stopping her for speeding on May 11 just outside Austin. Video from a camera mounted in the deputy's car shows Winkfein cursing and challenging the deputy and even daring him to use the Taser on her. "You're going to shove me? You're going to shove a 72-year-old woman?" she yelled. Winkfein told KTBC-TV in Austin that she did nothing to provoke the use of the...
  • Ruling allowing Taser use to get DNA may be nation’s first

    06/04/2009 4:42:35 PM PDT · by metmom · 34 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 06/04/09 08:44 AM | By Thomas J. Prohaska
    LOCKPORT — It is legally permissible for police to zap a suspect with a Taser to obtain a DNA sample, as long as it’s not done “maliciously, or to an excessive extent, or with resulting injury,” a county judge has ruled in the first case of its kind in New York State, and possibly the nation. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza decided that the DNA sample obtained Sept. 29 from Ryan S. Smith of Niagara Falls — which ties him to a shooting and a gas station robbery— is legally valid and can be used at his trial.
  • Grandmother Tasered at Traffic Stop[TX]

    06/02/2009 7:20:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 123 replies · 3,710+ views
    Fox 7 ^ | 01 June 2009 | Keri Bellacosa
    A 72-year-old woman is pulled over for speeding, then tasered and sent to jail. Kathryn Winkfein says she drives to Austin about twice a month to do her shopping. But on a Monday afternoon, a Travis County Constable deputy pulled her over, on her way back to Granite Schoals. "Due to being a construction zone, and workers being present," Pct. 3 Constable Richard McCain said, "it was 45, she was doing 60." Winkfein admits she was speeding in the dangerous strip of Highway 71 and Bee Creek. "He explained to her," Constable McCain said, "sign the ticket stub, it's not...
  • ACTUAL FOOTAGE Pastor Beaten & Tased by Border Patrol & DPS

    05/22/2009 4:55:40 AM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 112 replies · 2,644+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJF5cUWXA_A
  • Woman shocks cop with his own taser

    04/28/2009 8:35:07 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 36 replies · 1,630+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-28-2009 | AP
    Nigbur said the trooper tried to use his Taser but it didn't fire, so he threw it aside. But authorities say Parker picked it up and fired a shock called a "dry stun" into the officer.
  • TOP ATT'Y A $4M CHEAT (Dem tax cheat donated to Hillary, Giuliani, Schumer, DNC)

    11/22/2008 12:20:46 PM PST · by Liz · 9 replies · 1,295+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/21/08 | LAURA ITALIANO and DAVID SEIFMAN
    A lawyer who gave 100's of $thousands to Democrats is a tax cheat. Menachem "Melly" Lifshitz paid back $4.75M taxes, penalties, interest…..and promised to resign the state bar to stay out of jail. An investigation was conducted into charitable groups used in alleged tax frauds. Officials did not say if the Melly & Rochelle Lifshitz Charitable Trust, Nassau County, Lawrence, LI, is involved. The Trust has donated more than $250,000 to Orthodox Jewish charities. Lifshitz also donated to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. He is a partner at Berstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, a securities class-action law firm......
  • Clarion County man dies after setting himself on fire

    03/20/2009 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 16 replies · 651+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 3/20/2009 | Jim McKinnon
    A Clarion County man died yesterday, a day after he suffered severe burns from setting himself on fire over a rift with a former girlfriend, state police said. Troopers confronted the man, identified as Levi Shawn Mohney, inside the mobile home of his former girlfriend, Parry Rae Ferris, 34, of Pine Street Extension in Strattanville. Troopers said he was holding a soft drink bottle containing flammable liquid in one hand and a cigarette lighter in the other. Three troopers warned Mr. Mohney that if he did not surrender they would zap him with a Taser, said state police Maj. Terry...
  • Police use Taser to prevent man's economy-related suicide

    03/10/2009 6:51:59 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 725+ views
    (CNN) -- It didn't matter what officers said to him: The man was going to jump. The 51-year-old was spotted Tuesday morning by a Tampa, Florida, citizen, perched on the northbound side of the Howard Frankland Bridge, which carries Interstate 275 over Old Tampa Bay. The citizen called police. The story the man told was all too common, according to Tampa Police Department Officer Jeff Kritz. He said he was a carpenter by profession, earning $65 an hour at one time. But over the past three years, as the economy spiraled downward, he said he had lost his business, his...
  • CA: Hawthorne police probe use of taser on autistic 12-year-old

    03/02/2009 11:30:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,379+ views
    HAWTHORNE - Hawthorne police have launched a misconduct investigation of an officer who used a 50,000-volt stun gun on a violent autistic 12-year-old boy at one of the city's middle schools, it was reported today. Such use of electroshock weapons by police on young students is rare, but high-profile incidents have sparked fierce debate around the country over when, if ever, Tasers should be used on children. A Hawthorne police spokesman told The Los Angeles Times that the department launched its investigation in response to a complaint by the boy's parents days after the Sept. 23 incident. He said department...
  • Jack Cover, inventor of Taser stun gun, dies at 88

    02/13/2009 1:31:10 PM PST · by shove_it · 20 replies · 708+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 2/13/2009
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jack Cover, who invented the Taser stun gun now used by thousands of police agencies as a better way to subdue suspects, has died. He was 88.</p> <p>Cover, a one-time NASA scientist, began developing the Taser as a nonlethal weapon to combat the hijackings and riots that were happening in the 1960s, Smith said.</p>
  • A Real DUI Lawnmower Taser Arrest - Video

    02/12/2009 6:41:58 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 920+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Well, since I'm already off-topic today, I can't resist posting this too funny to be real video of a man named Steve being arrested for DUI on a lawnmower! I guess it's been around for several months, but I just saw it today. The guy resists the officer and even gets tasered! It's so pathetic I thought it was a put up deal, but I think it actually happened. I promise to get back on the topic of politics after this! . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Cop Uses Taser to Save Elderly Man From Charging Bull

    02/10/2009 4:52:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 850+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/09/09
    Cop Uses Taser to Save Elderly Man From Charging BullMonday, February 09, 2009 A police officer used his Taser to control a bull that attacked a man on a Minnesota farm. The Stearns County sheriff's office says 74-year-old Melvin Pundsack was knocked down and attacked by a bull while he and his wife were trying to herd cows on their son's farm late Sunday morning. Rose Pundsack, 66, was forced to stand on a snowpile for safety. At first, responders could not help Melvin Pundsack because the animal was too aggressive. So an Albany police officer used his Taser on...
  • CA: Taser company to pay $1.4 million in attorney's fees in Salinas man's death

    02/06/2009 9:08:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/6/09 | Virginia Hennessey - Monterey Herald
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Taser International Inc. to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to the lawyers for the family of Robert C. Heston, who died in 2005 after Salinas police stunned him dozens of times. Judge James Ware acknowledged that the $1,423,000 award far exceeds the $183,000 in damages he approved for Heston's family, but said the attorneys had taken on a considerable risk in pursuing a case that served a significant public benefit. The case marked the first time Taser was found negligent in a death related to the use of its stun guns. In...
  • Multiple use of Taser by Banff RCMP officer ruled excessive (Judge: perp had right to resist)

    01/31/2009 10:10:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 830+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | 1/29/09 | Sean Myers And Tanya Foubert
    Judge slams Mountie in Banff arrestRCMP and the Crown are looking into the case of a Banff constable who Tasered a man multiple times while arresting him, after a judge ruled the officer was not justified in handcuffing him in the first place. Provincial court Judge John Reilly accused arresting officer Const. Casey Murphy of using excessive force and giving "deliberately false" evidence during the trial on a charge of obstructing a police officer. Exshaw resident Adam Dormer, 26, was found not guilty on Monday and will not have to pay a bylaw fine issued for being a nuisance. "We...
  • Teenager dies after being tased by Martinsville Police

    01/15/2009 7:31:58 AM PST · by Darnright · 169 replies · 2,808+ views
    WSLS.com ^ | 1/9/09 | CANDICE NELSON
    Video at link State Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old after Martinsville (VA) Police used a stun device on a teenager Thursday night. It happened at 307 Rives Road. When 10 On Your side came to the apartment on Friday afternoon, the door was already open, but nobody was inside. What appears empty now, was swarming with police and investigators Thursday night. Justin Gregory, 15, says his friend, 17-year-old Derick, died after a Martinsville officer used a taser on him. Gregory told us Derick and Derick’s mother had only lived in the home for about a week; however,...
  • Martinsville boy dies after being shocked by Taser

    01/10/2009 8:34:03 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 28 replies · 1,248+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2009 | By Jorge Valencia 981-3340
    Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who was shocked with a Taser by a Martinsville police officer on Thursday night.
  • San Jose man dies after being zapped with a Taser by Campbell cop

    12/19/2008 9:13:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,712+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/19/08 | Lisa Fernandez
    26-year-old San Jose man died early today after he was zapped with a Taser by Campbell police who had been called to help quell a "disturbance'' at Valley Medical Center apparently involving the man. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Don Morrissey did not identify the man, saying that the coroner had not yet given permission because his next of kin had not been properly notified. Morrissey added that he didn't have many details since the death was so recent, but what he did outline was this general scenario: On Thursday about 11:20 p.m., a woman called 911 from Valley...
  • Taser victim remembered in Minneapolis

    12/14/2008 7:47:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies · 1,135+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/14/08 | Michelle Knoll
    A group of about 50 people gathered in the snow and wind Sunday to remember 24-year-old murder victim, Quincy Smith. According to Minneapolis Police, Smith died Tuesday after being tasered while struggling with five officers. At Sunday's vigil along Knox Avenue, Smith's mother did not hesitate to call those officers murderers. "Tasers are not the killers. It is the police and how they use them and where they place the tasers on our child's body," said Bettie Smith. Police said they responded to a domestic assault on Knox Avenue and that Smith had a rifle. They said officers found the...
  • Austin police shoots naked man with taser

    12/08/2008 1:36:50 PM PST · by cweese · 51 replies · 887+ views
    KEYETV Austin ^ | December 8, 2008 | John Bumgardner
    A north Austin neighborhood was in disbelief as a naked man ran the streets and jumped on cars Sunday morning. Officers with the Austin Police Department were called to 8207 Sam Rayburn Drive at 9:46 a.m. on a complaint of a naked man destroying vehicles and jumping on cars. Police say when they arrived on scene the man was beating a car as he was standing on its roof. A spokesman with APD concerned for his safety says they believe the man was under the influence of PCP, “Our concern is always when they’re on that kind of drug, is...
  • Naked motorist shot with police Taser

    11/27/2008 3:40:22 PM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 667+ views
    The OC Register (California) ^ | November 26, 2008 | KIMBERLY EDDS and RACHANEE SRISAVASDI
    Authorities reported today that a naked man stunned by a police Taser was arrested Wednesday night following a car crash and a near collision with a police car.    Jorge Aguirre, 22, of Santa Ana was booked at Santa Ana City Jail, said police Sgt. Mark Kozakowski.  The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Santa Ana police officers were patrolling the neighborhood near Harbor Boulevard and Fifth Street when they heard a traffic collision, said Santa Ana police Cmdr. Larry Coleman. A driver flagged down the patrol car and pointed out a van driving away as the vehicle...
  • Officers Shoot, Use Taser On Man

    11/26/2008 7:18:25 AM PST · by Abathar · 27 replies · 798+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police shot and then used a Taser gun on a man who, with several other men, tried to break into an apartment on the northwest side, police said. Police were called to the Brighton Park apartments, near 79th Street and Harcourt Road, just after 11 p.m. Tuesday. Officers said at least one man was inside the apartment and two others were outside. Police chased the suspects on foot. Two of them jumped into a car and tried to drive away, crashing into other cars and speeding toward two officers. "He was trying to speed away, lost control...