Archive for the 'Germany' Category

(2014-03-12) USA – TASER Press Release: TASER Announces Multiple Orders of Smart Weapons [[taser rollout // TASR-AAXN // corporate spin]]

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

This is basically a list, to impress potential investors in TASR stock, from TASER International of recent sales to law enforcement agencies, all in the USA, except “International order: 800 X26Ps”. In nearly cases these orders are for X26Ps and X2s (except the New York Police Dept.’s order for 300 of this not-so-smart, certainly not next generation model). “Additional agencies deploying TASER SMART Weapons” are not, presumably, very new orders. Note the X26 is hardly mentioned. There is also a list of TASER’s current overseas branches, in France, Germany, Brazil, Spain and the UK, as well as their social media links (well-developed IT use!).

GERMANY – Polizisten fordern Ausrüstung mit Elektroschockern [Police calling for tasers] (2014-01-15)

Posted on January 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (This is an edited google translation: see original German text below in italics) Police in two regions in Germany are demanding tasers to deal with increased violence against police officers. Police unions support the adoption of tasers (already available to special units), but the ministry of the interior says the police already […]

GERMANY – Taser use by the German Police (2013-09-09 – date downloaded from wikipedia [in German])

Posted on September 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Berlin Special Operations police have had access to tasers sine 2001, and in Hamburg since 2005. No reports of their use (except police volunteers receiving discharges) in this wikipedia article. The federal police does not possess any tasers. (This is an edited google-translation: see original German text below the translation.]] In […]

GERMANY – Berlin: Neptunbrunnen – Senator Henkel fordert Taser für Berliner Polizisten [Fatal shooting: Fountain of Neptune – Senator calls for Tasers for the Berlin Police] (2013-06-13)

Posted on June 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On Friday, a police officer shot a naked man in the Neptune fountain in front of the Town Hall; the man was holding a knife. The fatal incident has sparked a debate about whether the policeman would ever be allowed shoot a person in such a situation. Also the video on […]

GERMANY – Functioning and effectiveness of electronic control devices such as the TASER® M- and X-series: a review of the current literature (2012-04-19)

Posted on April 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an abstract of a research article published in the Journal of Forensic Science by German researchers, we read: The majority of current human literature has not found evidence of clinical relevant pathophysiological effects during and after an exposure of professionally applied CEWs – but this raises questions about the “minority” of […]

US / GERMANY – Shocking: 52nd Security Forces Squadron gets Taser training (2011-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : a single paragraph report confirms that tasers are issued (STANDARD ISSUE?) to US military police on overseas bases on a regular basis. Sounds like a half-day training session to “safely handle and operate all Taser equipment”: All?]] 12/13/2011 – SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Gabriel Kastner, 52nd Security Forces Squadron police […]

USA – Military – Germany – US Military Taser training (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: ]] “Having only seconds to take down and apprehend an individual can be intense.” – the “split-second decision-making argument! – “SSgt Michael Garza takes us to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where security forces are training with an alternative apprehension device that saves lives on both sides.” The taser incpacitastes a person for […]

GERMANY – Polizei drängt auf Einsatz von Elektroschockern [Police call for wider use of electroshock weapons] (2010-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited translation from the German; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) Special units of German police have been trialing the taser for 9 years, during which they’ve used it 14 times – 11 of them for suicide prevention. They are calling for a wider rollout. […]

GERMANY – Federal police do not have access to tasers … (downloaded 2010-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2010 by admin

WIKIPEDIA (in German) – see original below German to English translation (note, via google-translation) In Hamburg, the CDU Senate under Mayor Ole von Beust and Interior Minister Udo Nagel in June 2005 passed a new Police Act, which provides, inter alia, the introduction of Taser guns. According the amendment of the Bavarian Police Act on […]

GERMANY – Officer tasers hostage-taker in Frankenthal, Germany (2010-09-02)

Posted on September 2 2010 by admin

In a brief report, hostage-taker in village south of Frankfurt successfully subdued by taser used by police.

GERMANY – Video-artists visit Rhineland taser training centre (2009-11-24)

Posted on November 24 2009 by admin

EMBEDDED ART: Art in the Name of Security … Video artists Korpys/Löffler … embedded themselves in the TASER company, attending an instruction seminar for police, customs and law enforcement officers at the Enkenbach barracks of the Rhineland Palatinate riot squad. Whilst at the session they filmed instructor Lars Lipke as he shot police officers – […]

GERMANY – ‘Non-lethal Weapons’ Tackle Protests Against Globalisation (2009-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The IPS left-wing news agency reports that Germany with 3 other European governments is arming their police forces with a new range of “non-lethal weapons” to put down protests against globalisation, and among immigrants. Former German police officials publicly praise use of Taser stun guns against demonstrators as harmless yet efficient. So far […]

GERMANY – Ettlingen conference, Scientists say Tasers work, but we don’t know how (2009-05-25)

Posted on May 25 2009 by admin

German researchers report that explanations for the electro stun weapon’s apparent ability to stiffen the whole of the human body remain unclear, inconsistent and contradictory, maybe psychological factors play a more important role in its effect than previously thought.

GERMANY – US Military – Marine Forces Europe demonstrate non-lethal weapons Capabilities (2008-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Us Marines as part of the TASER sales-force? The Marines provide training in non-lethal weapons to U.S. and allied troops throughout European Command. Forces Europe today showed off its non-lethal weapons program, demonstrating to visitors various non-lethal weapons, including tasers, for use in circumstances that demand less than deadly force. “They’re […]

GERMANY – ‘Non-lethal Weapons’ Tackle Protests Against Globalisation (2007-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2007 by admin

Global Research, By Julio Godoy excerpt PARIS, (IPS) – Several European governments are arming their police forces with a new range of “non-lethal weapons” to put down protests against globalisation, and among immigrants. Governments in France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and several other countries have ordered such weapons, or are about to, even though human rights […]

USA & GERMANY – Bamberg Military Police Get a Jolt From Training on Nonlethal Taser (2004-05-15)

Posted on May 15 2004 by admin

Stars and Stripes European Edition, Rick Emert, BAMBERG, Germany — It’s shocking what some soldiers will go through to get training. About 25 soldiers from the 793rd Military Police Battalion in Bamberg knew their M26 Taser training would include a written test in the morning. But the MPs got more than they bargained for in […]

SWITZERLAND – TASER press release: Switzerland approves use of TASER brand conducted energy weapons (2003-06-25)

Posted on June 25 2003 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An upbeat press release (primarily for investors): Is the door of European police agencies opening up? TASER Inc. is “elated’ to let everyone know that the Swiss have approved the M26 and X26. “- In fact sales would never really take in in Switzerland … “We have achieved a significant milestone for […]

GERMANY – Einfach Umverwend [Simply stunning] (2002-08-14)

Posted on August 14 2002 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Google-translation – see original German text below, in italic) Berlin Special Operations Command (SEC) are testing a stun gun on living subjects: these are police officers. Tasers have already deployed and used instead of the firearm, twice to thwart those who threatened to commit suicide. “Absolutely no injury” was suffered, according the […]