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17 January 2009

Senegal Media Gets a Taste of Taser

Author: David Cronin, Inter Press Service News Agency

At least twice during 2008 Senegalese reporters complained that they were attacked by police clutching tasers...Although their manufacturers claim they are non-lethal, the human rights group Amnesty International published a report last month stating...

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14 June 2008

Taser now 71-1 in court cases, appeal expected [USA]

Author: Ty Young, East Valley Living [USA]

Taser International…received its first blemish on what was once an impeccable record defending lawsuits…Last week…[a] U.S. District Court…found Taser responsible for a portion of the death of Robert Heston, who die[d]…after…police officers used a...

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13 June 2008
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Author: Am Johal, IPS

Taser International…perdió esta semana su primera demanda por responsabilidad de fabricación de un producto. Un tribunal le ordenó pagar 6,2 millones de dólares tras la muerte de Robert Heston...sometido reiteradas veces a las descargas de una…...

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7 June 2008

Jury Finds Extended TASER Device Application 15 Percent Responsible for Arrest Related Death of Robert C. Heston [USA]

Author: Taser International

"We are disappointed that the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages in this case given the many world renowned experts that testified to the fact that the TASER ECD was not a causal factor in this death…" said Doug Klint, Vice President and...

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7 June 2008

USA: Taser Intl. found partially responsible for a Taser-related death for the first time – company will appeal decision

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30 April 2008

Bad Business: Why Companies Shouldn't Trade with Abusive Regimes

Author: [email protected]

Is selling police equipment to a notoriously brutal government tantamount to assisting in torture? William Schulz [former executive director of Amnesty International] believes that it can be…Firms sometimes do business directly with repressive regimes...

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28 March 2006

Amnesty International: US Taser Deaths Up

Author: Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The number of people who have died in the U.S. after being shocked by police stun guns is growing rapidly, Amnesty International says in a report that catalogs 156 in the past five years... Amnesty urged police departments to suspend the use of Tasers...

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28 March 2006

Amnesty International’s continuing concerns about taser use [USA]

Author: Amnesty International

More than 150 people in the USA have now died after being struck by tasers [stun guns made by Taser] since June 2001, 61 in 2005 alone... In at least 23 cases coroners have listed the taser to be a cause or contributory factor in the death, although...

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28 March 2006

Amnesty Intl. concerned over deaths after use of Taser stun guns - Taser says no official finding that its products contributed to deaths

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1 March 2006

Ask Amnesty: SHARE POWER: Using Grassroots Shareholder Activism to Hold Corporations Accountable for Human Rights

Author: Amnesty International USA

All companies have a responsibility to respect human rights in their operations, but all too often they are contributing to human rights abuses – either directly or indirectly. You can hold corporations accountable - morally and legally - for...

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