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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: tasers declared torture Reply with quote

About friggin time.


Tasers a form of torture, says UN
Article from: Agence France-Presse
November 24, 2007 04:44pm

TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America.

"The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,'' the UN's Committee against Torture said.

"In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown by reliable studies and recent real-life events,'' the committee of 10 experts said.

Three men, all in their early 20s, were reported to have died in the United States this week, days after a Polish man died at Vancouver airport after being Tasered by Canadian police.




The man, Robert Dziekanski, 40, fell to the ground and died after the police officers piled on top of him.

There have been three deaths in Canada after the use of Tasers over the past five weeks.

The company that makes the weapons has said that similar deaths have been shown by "medical science and forensic analysis'' to be "attributable to other factors and not the low-energy electrical discharge of the Taser".

The UN committee made its comments in recommendations to Portugal, which has bought the newest Taser X26 stun gun for use by police.

Portugal "should consider giving up the use of the Taser X26,'' as its use can have a grave physical and mental impact on those targeted, which violates the UN's Convention against Torture, the experts said.


http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22814674-23109,00.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome Bro. Take this write up to the Dicks involved and when they tell you to bugger off send a complaint to the UN on international human rights.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome....it's about time. I read of an officer that SNAPPED HIS SPINE during his "training" where he got a taste of a taser.

Oh, and if it violates the UN convention on TORTURE, WHY NO SANCTIONS FOR COUNTRIES USING THEM????????? HELLO?!?!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very disturbing news since just a couple days ago the local newspaper had a article about the hawaii police department purchasing dozens tazer guns.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I meant was that i was rather ignorant to the dangers of taser guns until yesterday. It is rather horrible news to read about our (HI) law enforcement purchasing several of these guns one day, then to learn about the ugly side here another.

As for why they are being used all over the world now:

My own ignorance may be prove enough that those in law enforcement may
think they're showing the public a "safer" approach to policing the world. Although as I just learned, that could be further from the truth.
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