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Putting the Police Under Surveillance

In some places in America, a black man holding a toy gun or a banana is more likely to be shot by the police than a white man with an actual gun. We live in a country of lethal fruit.

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 READ MORE



Taser

Don’t Tase Me, Bro

Many a protester—and the occasional speeding grannie—has faced off against Taser-wielding law enforcement officers. The Man now has a new rapid-fire stun gun that multiplies all of the ethical problems of gaining “voluntary compliance.” After the jump, a video of Taser employees zapping each other.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 READ MORE


Texas Cop Tasers a Great-Grandmother

After pulling over a speeding driver, a Texas deputy decided he wasn’t getting the proper level of cooperation and used his Taser gun. Perhaps he didn’t realize he was dealing with a 72-year-old woman half his size.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 READ MORE


Pastor Tasered
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Pastor Says Border Patrol Worked Him Over

Pastor Steven Anderson of Tempe, Ariz., says he was Tasered, assaulted and denied medical treatment after he refused to submit to a search by Border Patrol officers at an immigration checkpoint east of San Diego. The ACLU has called the area a “Constitution-free zone” where such abuse has become commonplace.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009 READ MORE


Taser OC-Style
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‘Nonlethal’ Stun Gun Claims Another Life

In what seems to be an all too common occurrence across the U.S., an inmate has died in California after being shocked with a taser by sheriff’s deputies. Jason Jesus Gomez is the latest casualty at the hands of the infamous Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Posted on Apr 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Student Tasered at Kerry Event

Guess he wasn’t in the “free speech zone”: University of Florida student Andrew Meyer apparently went on too long while asking Sen. John Kerry about his 2004 presidential run (among other questions) and was Tasered and arrested on Monday.  Did the police overreact?  That’s where Internet video comes in handy.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007 READ MORE


Video roundup

Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our favorite assemblage of videos includes: HBO’s revelatory documentary “Hacking Democracy”; a shocking video of a UCLA student being repeatedly Tasered by campus police; and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounding off on Joe Lieberman, Bernie Sanders and O.J. Simpson.

Posted on Nov 17, 2006 READ MORE


Tasered UCLA Student Plans Lawsuit

The UCLA senior hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who is accusing campus police of “brutal excessive force,” as well as false arrest. Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, is of Iranian descent but U.S.-born, and had refused the officers’ request to see his campus ID because he thought they were racially profiling him.

  • Good for him. UCLA’s reputation for a decade hangs in the balance of how it responds to this case.
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    Posted on Nov 17, 2006 READ MORE


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    UCLA Cops Taser Cuffed Student

    University police officers repeatedly stunned a handcuffed UCLA student with a Taser in a library after he could not produce an identification card. The video is sickening. The university is promising an investigation.

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Pigs Tested


    From stopanimaltesting.com

    PETA Exposes Taser Tests on Pigs

    The animal rights organization has obtained video footage of pigs being stunned with Taser guns as part of a Pentagon nonlethal weapons testing program. (This video is not for the queasy.)

    Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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