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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 ^ | 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.