Tag Archives: Taser

QUEENS: Hate Crime Charge After Gay Slurs Precede Taser Attack

The Queens County District Attorney has filed hate crimes charges against a man accused of using a Taser against another man after shouting anti-gay slurs.  Joseph Desmond, 23, of the 0-99 block of Eldert Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, was arraigned Tuesday on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault as a hate crime, and three other felony ...

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New York Transit Workers Union:
Give Tasers To City Bus Drivers

What could possibly go wrong? Here’s a stunning idea — arming transit workers with Tasers so they can zap bad guys who menace them. It’s the brainchild of state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), who wants bus drivers, subway conductors and other transit workers to be able to protect themselves and passengers from crazy riders, criminals and even would-be terrorists. Transport ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Cop Tasers Fan Who Ran Onto Baseball Field

Really? A tasering? A police officer used a Taser gun to apprehend a fan who ran onto the field during a Phillies game Monday night, and the team and the police are investigating whether it was an appropriate use of force. The fan, wearing a baseball cap, red T-shirt and khaki shorts, hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield, ...

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FLORIDA: Gay Porn Actor Dies After After Tasering During Arrest

Towleroad reports that gay porn actor Dustin Michaels, 23, real name Andrew Grande, has died in Florida after being tasered by police as he attempted to swallow a baggie of marijuana. The entire incident was captured by a reality television crew riding with the police. Just after 2AM Friday deputies responded to a disturbance call at the Executive Inn on ...

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NYPD Considers Tasers For Cops

The NYPD is considering equipping all cops with Tasers. However: Four days before a consultant suggested the NYPD expand its use of Tasers, the country’s biggest stun gun manufacturer was hit with a $6 million verdict for the death of a California man. A federal jury found that Arizona-based Taser International should have better warned Salinas, Calif., police that the ...

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