Thursday, November 22, 2007

(At least) 18 and counting....

Nova Scotia's Justice Minister has ordered a ministerial review of police use of Tasers after the death of a man in custody early Thursday. Globe and Mail (CDN)

Meanwhile:
"British Police have been given the go-ahead to use Taser stun guns against children. The relaxing of restrictions on the use of the weapons comes despite warnings that they could trigger a heart attack in youngsters." Daily Mail (UK)

And:...
"RCMP in Manitoba are being sued by a former soldier with various mental disorders who says officers used a Taser on him while he was handcuffed."
CBC (CDN)

This does not surprise me....
"Ontario's top cop yesterday blasted critics who rush to judgment after police used Tasers in the death of a man at a Vancouver airport but remain mute when police officers are killed.

"I'm really concerned about the rhetoric swirling around out there that's devoid of knowing all the facts," OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, a former London police chief, said in London.

"The people who are doing all the screaming have no idea what they're talking about," he said." - London Free Press (CDN)

Gee, Could we possibly be screaming about things like this?

"The Utah Highway Patrol said the video, taken from Trooper John Gardner's pa[t]rol car, showed him Tasering Jared Massey when he started walking away after refusing to sign the ticket, Associated Press reported.." (AUS) (you will note that the officer has his Taser out and aimed at the driver before he has reached for his handcuffs and at no time did he say "Stop, or I will Taser you" as he claims to the other officer. I don't know about Utah, in Canada one doesn't need to sign a ticket for it to be valid. One only signs it when one is contesting the ticket and sending it in to state one is going to go to court over it .)


video

3 comments:

UtahTourism? said...

Here is the contact info for Jon Huntsman, Jr., the governor of the State of Utah. No Travel/Tourism in Utah until this officer is off the street and retrained if trainable and DEEP apologies to the family. CALL/FAX. REPOST.

State Capitol Complex
East Office Building, Suite E220
PO Box 142220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220
801-538-1000
800-705-2464
Fax 801-538-1528
Lt. Governor's Fax 801-538-1133

POST and REPOST on other sites.

Yar said...

Lucky for you that you live in Canada. This guy is a perfect example of how they earned the name "pigs" down here.

Mudhooks said...

Well, we have a few of the same sort here, too.