Some die after being tasered; some are badly hurt. Their angry loved ones regularly appeal for justice in the media. Are tasers really safe, or just an easy way for some in law enforcement not to have to work too hard? A look at America’s love affair with the “safe” law-enforcement toy, the stun gun.
Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker needs a new squad car, which might not be a tall order for a big-town police station, but for a town with a population of just over 2,000, the remaining $9,000 necessary to get the cruiser isn’t a shoe-in. So to get donations, the chief has decided to submit to a public tasing.
Brawling, stabbing and of course robbing — all at church. Apparently nothing is sacred anymore.
A taser is not a toy, and we at Crime Library in no way condone tasing for fun, no matter how good-natured — so never to try anything this incredibly stupid at home. That said, this video of two drunk Australian men laughing as they shock each other repeatedly may be indicative of a new trend: recreational tasing.
Is Darien Long, who rose to fame as the “Kick Ass Mall Cop” who Tased a mom in front of her kids, a trigger happy lunatic or the hero that Atlanta’s violent downtown needs?
Darien Long the Atlanta mall security guard whose video of an encounter with a violent angry woman went viral on the Internet recently has garnered such support that Redditor RyuKenya set up a fund to help him get more and better equipment to keep up the good work.
Well, it was inevitable: America’s love-affair with the Taser has moved to the home front. Alec Arapahoe, 20, of Longmont, Colorado, was arrested on January 5, 2013, for using a stun gun to menace and taser his grandmother and great aunt, one of whom is 66 and the other 63.
A Maricopa County man and his dog, both behave strangely in a Target, lead police on a chase through the store and manage to take a bite out of an officer.
Idahoan Robert Peterson has a strange concept of what laws are for and who they apply to. The 21-year-old showed up at Kootenai County court in August for a summons he got for riding his bike at night without a light on, but instead of taking what would have likely been a minor fine, Peterson wound up in a world of trouble.
Pamela McCarthy, 35, of Munnsville, New York, may have been high on bath salts when she was tasered by responding officers on Tuesday evening after police received a call about a woman beating her son.