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Gun Policy News, 16 February 2002

États-Unis

16 February 2002

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The death of a man shot by police with a Taser stun gun highlights the potential dangers of weapons that are considered nonlethal, civil liberties groups say. "Our understanding is that the reason for using these kinds of weapons is that a person can be (subdued) but not killed," said Larry Frankel, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. "The safety issue needs to be closely looked at, and if there is a growing body... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

16 February 2002

Beeld (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG — Fraud by police officers of Soweto, who allegedly re-sold hand grenades and firearms after the weapons were confiscated during raids, has been nipped in the bud after a senior officer was arrested last week. Supt Lesley Rajbella, senior commander of the training unit of the Protea police, was released on bail of R57 000 in the Protea Regional Court in Soweto on Friday, after having been arrested on charges of fraud. Police officers who took part in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

16 February 2002

International Herald Tribune

ISABELA, Philippines — The main public hospital here serves 300,000 people and has next to nothing. No running water. No medicines. No ambulance. No anesthetic. "If a patient needs surgery, we write a prescription for anesthesia," explained Lino Ventulero, administrative officer of the hospital. "The patient goes out and fills it and comes back." Or dies. But that's life at this forlorn hospital on Basilan, the impoverished island where American troops are set to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

16 February 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Amnesty International has listed Uganda among notorious countries dealing in illicit arms, reports Cyprian Musoke. The Amnesty International Ugandan president, Richard Omongole, yesterday said at a follow-up meeting on the UN Conference on small arms at the Grand Imperial Hotel that Uganda is also among countries cited for misuse of small arms. But Omongole did not reveal Uganda's ranking on the International scale. "In Amnesty, we look at situations used by... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2002

Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

BATTLE LAKE, Minnesota — For those middle-of-the-night medical emergencies, Battle Lake pharmacist Jay Olson takes his gun to town. It's not that this west-central Minnesota community of 700 is overrun with crime — the last reported homicide in Otter Tail County was in 1999. But the Village Apothecary on the three-block stretch of downtown is a candy store for a drug addict or thief, the pharmacist says. Especially at night, when downtown is "deserted." "It makes... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bangladesh

16 February 2002

Reuters

DHAKA — Bangladeshi police arrested nearly 300 suspected gun-runners and other criminals during an overnight raid in the capital, with the sprawling Dhaka University the focus of attention. Those detained included 85 students, most members of the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party, police said on Saturday. During the raids by police and paramilitary troops, local mobile phone networks were shut down so suspects could not communicate with each other... (GunPolicy.org)

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