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York City Police use of force policy now available to the public

The City of York has released to the public its police department’s use of force policy, which is currently being evaluated to ensure that it aligns with national recommendations, according to a news release.

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https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/06/25/york-city-polices-use-force-policy-now-available-public-chokehold-pepper-spray/3258308001/

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York Daily Record Teresa Boeckel

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Australian police assault Aboriginal man with taser

Footage posted by a bystander to social media has exposed yet another brutal police assault, this time targeting an Aboriginal man in inner-city Sydney. The video, taken on Monday afternoon, shows Kris Bradshaw being repeatedly tasered in the face, chest and neck by officers as he was in a prone position.

Link to Article:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-23/police-taser-aboriginal-man-sydney-nsw/12383706?nw=0

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Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) www.wsws.org Oscar Grenfell

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Amid Police Outcry and Defunding, Phazzer’s Safer, Low-Cost Solution Emerges

Nationwide, officials have scrambled to create policies to address policing while Covid-19 has already resulted in slashed budgets.    Cost and safety appear to be paramount in the new model of public safety. As one Minneapolis councilman explained about police defunding , it requires us to  “replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”

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Amid Police Outcry and Defunding, Phazzer’s Safer, Low-Cost Solution Emerges

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Terrance Walker Phazzer Federal Supply

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Under Georgia Law Paul Howard says Taser is a Deadly Weapon

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it was unaware that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard planned to file charges against the officers involved in the Rayshard Brooks case while the agency was still conducting its investigation.

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GBI Says Fulton DA Blindsided Agency Amid Investigation in Brooks Case

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AllOnGeorgia.com Jessica Szilagyi Fox5 Atlanta http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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CONTROVERSY LINGERS OVER TASER USAGE What Is The Difference Between A Stun Gun And A Taser®

A Jackson, Mississippi newspaper announced recently that the Madison County Sheriff’s office is replacing their Tasers® with another nonlethal weapon called a Phazzer that is lighter, smaller and more important to the department-less expensive. Plus the battery life on the Phazzer is a lot longer. They note that the two products are basically the same based on legal backing and research, and they operate the same way with two electrified probes shooting out from the gun.

Link to Article:
https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/02/15/phazzer-saving-sheriffs-office-money/80421216/

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PhaZZer saving sheriff’s office money

We were thrilled to learn about the new non-lethal weapons expected to be introduced to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The best part about it is that the new weapons, called PhaZZers, cost $300 less apiece than the Taser weapons they are going to replace. The best part about it is that the new weapons, called PhaZZers, cost $300 less apiece than the Taser weapons they are going to replace.

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https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/02/15/phazzer-saving-sheriffs-office-money/80421216/

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