Taser http://wlrn.org en Israel Hernández: The Life Of A Local Artist Cut Short http://wlrn.org/post/israel-hern-ndez-life-local-artist-cut-short <p>Israel Hernández-Llach was an 18-year-old award-winning artist when he was chased by Miami Beach police officers and tasered for tagging a shuttered McDonald’s. He died soon after the electric probes delivered tens of thousands of volts into his chest.</p><p>The taser, a supposedly non-lethal tool of the police, has caused over 500 deaths since 2001 across the United States, according to Amnesty International. Hernandez’s tools of choice: paints, pens, cameras, and objects he found.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:24:47 +0000 Rob Goyanes 19263 at http://wlrn.org Israel Hernández: The Life Of A Local Artist Cut Short Prosecutors Clear Cop Who Allegedly Threatened Suspect In Bathtub With Taser http://wlrn.org/post/prosecutors-clear-cop-who-allegedly-threatened-suspect-bathtub-taser <p>A Coconut Creek police officer who held an activated Taser stun gun at the ready while questioning a frightened 19-year-old theft suspect he made stand in a bathtub won’t be charged with a crime.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil rights advocates call Officer James </span>Yacobellis’<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;interrogation of Blake L. Robinson on Aug. 15, 2011, a disturbing example of police misconduct akin to torture.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:01:44 +0000 Dan Christensen BrowardBulldog.org 10066 at http://wlrn.org Prosecutors Clear Cop Who Allegedly Threatened Suspect In Bathtub With Taser