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dimanche 3 mai 2009

Les Tasers continuent de tuer


Les Tasers continuent de tuer

Mine de rien, les Tasers continuent de tuer régulièrement. S'il s'agissait de fusils conventionnels, il n'y a pas de doute qu'il y aurait scandale et on demanderait à ce que des enquêtes officielles soient ouvertes, mais étant donné que l'on tue avec des fusils à décharge électrique, tous semble invisible. La GRC a admis avoir menti dans le cas de Robert Dziekanski, le Polonais qui fut descendu avec cinq coups de Taser à l'aéroport international de Vancouver.
Les agents de la GRC ne pouvait pas expliquer leur conduite choquante alors ils quatre d'entre eux ont simplement fabriqué une histoire pour les absoudre. Ce qu'ils ne savaient pas, c'est que des gens avaient filmé l'incident!

Vous trouverez une liste des victimes au Canada et aux États-Unis qui ont perdu la vie suite à l'électrocution par Taser. Une série d'articles attestent aussi de la gravité de la situation. N'oublions pas que même l'ONU a classé les Tasers comme arme de torture.

Mounties accused of 'cooking up' story

Four Mounties "collaborated to fabricate" their story to justify their conduct when Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski died while in their custody, a lawyer told a public inquiry yesterday.

RCMP apologize for misleading public on airport death.

A senior RCMP officer issued a surprise apology Tuesday after a former Mountie spokesman said that he provided inaccurate information about the death of a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver International Airport.

Robert Dziekanski died in October 2007 after being Tasered five times by RCMPofficers.

A web site that keeps track of Taser-related deaths:


Deaths in Canada

  • See also the CBC's new database: Taser-related deaths in Canada, 2003-present
  • 1. Terry Hanna, 51 – Burnaby, BC - April 19, 2003 - RCMP - X26
  • 2. Clayton Willey, 33 – Prince George, BC - July 22, 2003 - RCMP - X26 - "Official" cause of death: drug overdose
  • 3. Clark Whitehouse, 34 – Whitehorse, YK - September 2003 - RCMP - X26
  • 4. Ronald Perry, 28 – Edmonton, AB - March 23, 2004 - X26
  • 5. Roman Andreichikov, 25 – Vancouver, BC - May 1, 2004 - X26
  • 6. Peter Lamonday, 33 – London, ON - May 13, 2004 - X26
  • 7. Robert Bagnell, 44 – Vancouver, BC - June 23, 2004 - X26 - "Official" cause of death: "restraint-associated cardiac arrest" due to acute cocaine intoxication and psychosis
  • 8. Jerry Knight, 29 – Mississauga, ON - July 17, 2004 - X26 - "Official" cause of death: “restraint asphyxia” with cocaine-related excited delirium
  • 9. Samuel Truscott, 43 – Kingston, ON - August 8, 2004 - X26 - "Official" cause of death: drug overdose (Coroner Jim Cairns)
  • 10. Kevin Geldart, 34 – Moncton, NB - May 5, 2005 - RCMP - "Official" cause of death: excited delirium with contributing factors including repeated shocks with a taser and pepper spray
  • 11. Gurmeet Sandhu, 41 – Surrey, BC - June 30, 2005 - RCMP
  • 12. James Foldi, 39 – Beamsville, ON - July 1, 2005 - Niagara Regional Police, X26 - tasered 12 times
  • 13. Paul Saulnier, 42 – Digby, NS - July 15, 2005 - RCMP - tasered 1 time with dart, multiple times with touch stun - "Official" cause of death: heart attack brought on by excited delirium, linked to his paranoid schizophrenia (Medical Examiner Dr. Matthew Bowes) (Ontario Coroner Jim Cairns reviewed the case and concluded that the taser played no role in Saulnier's death)
  • 14. Alesandro Fiacco, 33 – Edmonton, AB - December 24, 2005 - tasered 3 times - "Official" cause of death: "acute cocaine toxicity," and "a complete lack of evidence" the Taser contributed to his death (Coroner Dr. Graham Dowling)
  • 15. Jason Doan, 28 – Red Deer, AB - August 30, 2006 - RCMP - tasered 3 times in 38 seconds - "Official" cause of death: excited delirium, heart failure and undetermined causes
  • ?? James Barber, 25, Ottawa, ON - January 2007
  • 16. Claudio Castagnetta, 32 - Quebec City, QC - September 20, 2007 - tasered 5 times - "Official" cause of death: accidental severe cerebral edema (Coroner Dr. Jean Brochu)
  • 17. Robert Dziekanski, 40 - Vancouver, BC - October 14, 2007 - RCMP - tasered 5 times - taser was a contributing factor
  • 18. Quilem Registre, 39 - Montreal, QC - October 17, 2007 - X26 - tasered 6 times - "Official" cause of death: Necrosis of the liver, small intenstine and colon with contributing factors of 60mg/100 ml blood alcohol level and non quantified level of metabolite cocaine
  • 19. Howard Hyde, 45 - Halifax, NS - November 22, 2007 - tasered 2 times - "Official" cause of death: "Excited delirium" due to paranoid schizophrenia, with contributing factors of Coronary artery disease, obesity and restraint
  • 20. Robert Knipstrom, 36 - Chilliwack, BC - November 24, 2007 - RCMP - # of times tasered: "no comment" from RCMP
  • 21. Jeffrey Marreel, 36 - Norfolk, Ontario - June 23, 2008 - OPP - # of times tasered: "no comment" from SIU
  • 22. Michael Langan, 17, Winnipeg, MB - July 22, 2008 - tasered 1 time
  • 23. Sean Reilly, 42 - Brampton, ON - September 17, 2008 - X26 - tasered 2 times
  • 24. Frank Frachette, 49 - Langley, BC - September 30, 2008 - RCMP - # of times tasered: "no comment" from RCMP
  • 25. Trevor Grimolfson, 38 - Edmonton, AB - October 29, 2008, X26 - tasered 2 times - "Official" cause of death: excited delirium brought on by drugs
  • 26. Gordon Walker Bowe, 30, Calgary, AB - November 2, 2008 - tasered 1 time

Police to get 10,000 Taser guns

Police are to be armed with 10,000 Taser stun guns as part of a drive to tackle violent crime.

Taser stun gun kills California man

Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a recent report that 334 people died in the United States between 2001 and August 2008 after being zapped with Tasers, with medical examiners and coroners concluding that Taser shocks caused, or contributed to, at least 50 of the deaths.

Police Tasered and Beat Man to Death

“after he was tased and handcuffed, one officer used a football-type kick and stomped him in the head.”

Police taser man in diabetic shock

Luckily for a driver who went into severe diabetic shock last month in Oklahoma, police arrived on the scene and called in an ambulance.

But not before they tasered and handcuffed him.

Police fire Taser at man, 89, who fled care home

The family of an 89-year-old man shot with a Taser stun gun by police yesterday spoke of their anger at his treatment.

Officers fired the 50,000-volt weapon at the war veteran after he disappeared from his care home and threatened to cut his throat with a piece of broken glass.

He is the oldest man to have had a Taser used on him.

Police said they had taken the decision to stun him for his own safety.

But yesterday relatives demanded an inquiry saying it was amazing that he hadn't suffered a heart attack.

Webmaster's Commentary:

A neighbor had a car accident a couple days ago and when I went down to pick him up and bring him back home I had a chance to study the taser system up close on the Hawaii Police Officer.

The holster is on the LEFT SIDE, drawn cross hand style (i.e. the right arm crosses the body to draw the weapon, which is holstered with the handle forward) which makes it impossible to confuse with the service sidearm worn normally on the right side.

I do not know for a fact that BART uses the left side holster for their tasers, but it is something to look into.

Michigan: 16-year-old dies after police Taser shooting

Last week, a 16-year-old Michigan boy died after police fired a Taser “stun gun” on him. Robert Mitchell fled police after a routine traffic stop Friday morning, in Warren, Michigan, an industrial suburb adjacent to Detroit. Although Mitchell posed no danger, police pursued him on foot to an abandoned building in Detroit, where they claim they Tasered him once. Mitchell was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

A web site that keeps track of Taser-related deaths:


Man dies in California after Taser arrest

A man in the northern California city of San Jose died after being jolted with a Taser, police said Thursday, apparently the sixth such death since the department began using the stun guns in 2004.

Man dies after Swissvale police use Taser

The woman said she saw one officer stomp on Mr. Thomas's upper back, holding his foot there while the subject lay on the sidewalk with his head hanging over the curb. Another officer "reared back and punched him in the head with all his might," she said.

Cops Taser Drowned Dad’s Distraught Son

California cops tasered a distraught son whose father was drowning after he and his brother complained that police were not doing enough to rescue their dad, while authorities prevented the two sons from making any kind of rescue effort themselves.

Fort Worth Man Dead After Police Use Taser

A mentally ill man died after Fort Worth police used a Taser on him, and his parents are questioning the use of the device.

Family vents anger over Taser death

Relatives of a Detroit high school student who died Friday after Warren Police zapped him with a Taser are vowing legal action against the city and have joined forces with an anti-police brutality group to speak out against the devices.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Taser: Police brutality with all the modern improvements.

City Counci committee OKs $175,000 settlement for teen tasered by Chicago police

A 14-year-old boy who suffered brain damage after being tasered by Chicago Police would receive $175,000, under a settlement advanced Monday by a City Council committee.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I know that sounds like a lot of money, but given the present economy and medical costs, it isn't.

Cops raise Taser safety claims

The officers were at a training seminar in November 2003 to learn how to use the newest weapon on their belts, a device the manufacturer claimed would incapacitate a person but not do permanent harm. You can’t really comprehend the Taser, students were told, until you’re Tasered.

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