May 8, 2012

We had some good numbers out in the  streets from May Day morning to May Day night—and saw broad daylight police Tasering of protestors, to the forewarned “surgical arrests”, to the Alameda County sheriff’s department lined up with their assault rifles, to the sickenin...

May 1, 2012

All of seven officers are on paid leave for the Taser and beating death of an unarmed man, while the Mayor is in favor of a “resolution that will calm the community”. Community pressure remains the most effective site for accountability. For the full story, see:

December 12, 2011

PHOENIX (AP) — Questions are being raised about the purchase of 1,000 new-model Taser stun guns by the Arizona Department of Public Safety at the request of a procurement officer with ties to the firm.

DPS set out to buy 800 Tasers and accessories in 2009 for about $800...

November 25, 2011

Would not stop for cops so they used a stun gun on him…

Steve Watson for
November 24, 2011

A 61 year old man from Halifax County, Virginia, was tasered by cops and died Tuesday after they were called to the scene by an onlooker who saw the man fall off his b...

November 12, 2011

November 10, 2011 (CBS News)

A National Institute of Justice study concludes some police are going to their Tasers to subdue suspects “way too fast,” causing unnecessary pain and, in some cases, death. Correspondent David Martin takes a look at the hottest new tool in t...

July 19, 2011

Early in the morning of March 14, 2010, Mr. Justin Bentley was arrested in the small Northern California town of Orland. There are a number of curious, and downright suspicious, factors involving his arrest and the incidents that led to it.

Depending on which police acc...

June 27, 2011

“In a recent interview, [Police Chief Greg Suhr] said that while he thought Tasers would be a useful tool for police officers in San Francisco, he didn’t have the money, or the time, to lobby for them.

In recent Taser debates, the SF Police Commission outright rejected...

May 28, 2011

BART will purchase 130 more Tasers totaling $140,775 so that every one of the 240 sworn officers on the transit agency’s police force can come equipped with a stun gun.

See Denis Cuff for the Contra Costa Times, May 26, 2011:


May 18, 2011

May 14, 2011

WFMY News 2 

Greensboro, NC – New findings revealed that taser guns may be more dangerous than information released in past research.

A group of cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco suggest the research may be biased because some prior...

April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Berkeley Copwatch has been following the Glenn County case of the Willows man, Justin Bentley, facing trial for allegedly attempting to murder police officer Kyle Cessna on March 13, 2010, and, in the most recent escalation, for alleged assault with a dea...

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