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Police State

Photo: Feds to library record-keeper: Tell no-one we told you to tell us everything Feds to library record-keeper: Tell no-one we told you to tell us everything
Washington Post - Tue Nov 8, 2005
The FBI came calling in Windsor, Connecticut, this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand. More»

Man Bursts into Flames after Police Use Taser
WTVD-TV - Thu Oct 20, 2005
A Fayetteville man suspected of stealing concrete from construction sites is in the hospital after bursting into flames during his arrest. More»

Man dies after shock from taser at Florida mental health center
WTSP-TV Tampa Bay - Thu Oct 13, 2005
Fort Myers, Florida - Authorities say a man struggling with staff at a Lee County mental health center died after police shocked him with a Taser stun gun. More»

Taser Manufacturer Removes "Non-Lethal" Classification
WMTV Madison - Thu Sep 29, 2005
The makers of a stun gun used by many Wisconsin law enforcement departments, is taking their non-lethal description off their weapon. More»

Fourth Taser death since June in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee - Fri Sep 23, 2005
SACRAMENTO, California - For the fourth time since June, a Sacramento-area man has died after being shocked by a law enforcement officer with a Taser stun gun. More»

Police Fortify Numbers for War Protests
Washington Post - Sun Sep 18, 2005
DC police have canceled days off and are planning to deploy several hundred officers during an antiwar demonstration next weekend that will include a march near the White House, but officials said they expect no trouble. More»

Officers file lawsuit against Taser International
AP - Sat Aug 20, 2005
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Lawsuits have been filed against Scottsdale-based Taser International by police officers in five states. More»

Illinois Medical Examiner Confirms Electrocution by Taser
New Standard News - Mon Aug 1, 2005
An Illinois coroner became the first to determine that shocks from a Taser weapon were the primary cause of death of a human being, though the controversial devices have been implicated in scores of fatalities across the country. More»

Photo: Police Arrest 11 Year Old Girl with Felony Assault for Throwing a Stone Police Arrest 11 Year Old Girl with Felony Assault for Throwing a Stone
BBC - Sat Jul 16, 2005
An 11-year-old girl who threw a stone at a group of boys pelting her with water balloons is being prosecuted on serious assault charges in California. More»

Dog Dead After Multiple Taser Strikes: Cops Claim it Died of "Over Excitement"
Portland News Weekly - Tue Jul 12, 2005
A healthy 50-pound male pit bull died last month after Portland cops shot it repeatedly with taser stun-guns, the city's first canine fatality involving the weapons. More»

Photo: Las Vegas Coroner Says Police Justified in Taser Death Las Vegas Coroner Says Police Justified in Taser Death
KLAS-TV - Fri Jul 8, 2005
A Las Vegas man died last month after being hit three times by Metro Police tasers. More»

Tasers: A Non-Lethal Alternative?
KLAS-TV - Wed Jul 6, 2005
In the last 18 months, three Las Vegas men have died after Metro officers used tasers on them. More»

Another Death by Taser: Woman Says Officers' Action Killed Son
WIBW-TV - Wed Jun 22, 2005
A Kansas City woman says Independence police caused the death of her teenage son. More»

Torture by Taser: Fort Worth Man Dead Because He Was Too Terrified to Come Out of a Closet
Fort Worth Weekly - Wed Jun 22, 2005
Robert Guerrero may have died because he wouldn't come out of a closet. More»

FBI Investigates: Police Tasered 82 Year Old Handicapped Man
WTOV-TV - Wed Jun 22, 2005
MARTINS FERRY, OHio - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into accusations of police brutality in one local community. More»

Grand Jurors Clear Halliburton Protesters
KPRC-TV - Wed Jun 22, 2005
HOUSTON - Three men who were arrested during a protest at Halliburton's shareholders meeting were cleared by a Harris County grand jury Wednesday, Local 2 reported. More»

Police: "It's Taser time" to 105-lb Woman
WTHR-TV - Sun Jun 5, 2005
Hamilton County, Indiana - Police car video of a traffic stop late one night in November of 2003 shows two officers questioning a suspected drunk driver at a gas station at 116th Street and Brooks School Road. More»

Photo: Bartender Tasered in Breast for Raising Her Voice Bartender Tasered in Breast for Raising Her Voice
Palm Beach Post - Mon May 30, 2005
As the music thumped at Club Prestige one night in September, a man stepped from the crowd and asked the bartender for a cup of water. More»

Photo: Teen Tasered After Complaining that Father's Ambulance was Late Teen Tasered After Complaining that Father's Ambulance was Late
Palm Beach Post - Fri May 27, 2005
Josh Welch is no teen angel. More»

Police Used Taser on 8-Month Pregnant Driver
Seattle Post-Intellengencer - Sun May 8, 2005
She was rushing her son to school. More»

Alabama Bill Targets Gay Authors
CBS - Mon Apr 25, 2005
A college production tells the story of Matthew Sheppard, a student beaten to death because he was gay. More»

Police Pull Guns on Mom who Gave Birth in Car
AP - Wed Mar 30, 2005
KETTERING, Ohio - A woman rushing to a hospital to give birth hit a few stops along the way - first at a gas station where she delivered the baby herself, then when confused police ordered her out of the car at gunpoint. More»

Man Sentenced for Crimes He May Commit in the Future: Canada
Canadian Press - Wed Mar 16, 2005
COURTENAY, British Columbia - A man who has fantasies of murder and cannibalism has been sentenced to two years in prison for a string of offences, including decapitating two cats, but also for crimes a judge believes he's likely to commit in the future. More»

Photo: Police Defend Use of Taser on Girl, 13, 65 lbs Police Defend Use of Taser on Girl, 13, 65 lbs
Florida Times Union - Tue Mar 1, 2005
Jacksonville police are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a 13-year-old girl at least twice and perhaps more because she wouldn't follow orders, but the state attorney said the incident raises "serious concerns". More»

US Cops Taser 74 year old Granny
The Register - Wed Oct 20, 2004
A South Carolina police officer is under investigation for zapping a 75-year-old granny with a Taser. More»

Police Accused Of Firing Taser At Pregnant Bride - Mon Sep 27, 2004
EVERGREEN PARK, Illinois - A man and his daughter have filed a lawsuit alleging a couple of Evergreen Park police officers assaulted them with a Taser gun at the woman's backyard wedding reception. More»

Skateboarding Children Arrested in Massachusetts
UPI - Tue Aug 10, 2004
WHITMAN, Massachusetts -- The parents of two boys in Whitman, Massachusetts, are upset their kids were arrested and shackled by police for illegal skateboarding. More»

Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops
ABC - Fri Sep 8, 2000
New York - A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. More»

Photo: What Really Happened At Waco What Really Happened At Waco
60 Minutes - Tue Jan 25, 2000
What really occurred outside Waco on April 19, 1993? Is the US government responsible for the deaths of more than 70 men, women and children at the Branch Davidian compound?

For years anti-government conspiracy theorists have argued that the answer was yes. More»

Photo: Kent State, May 4, 1970: America Kills Its Children Kent State, May 4, 1970: America Kills Its Children
The Ethical Spectacle - Thu May 4, 1995
Twenty-five years ago this month, students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia-- a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vietnam War. More»

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