Archive for the 'Humour (according to us!)' Category

USA – New York Lawsuit: Cop Tasers Cop, Innocent Man Dies (2013-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a situation that defies imagination, NYPD officers fatally shot 29-year-old Mohamed an emotionally distressed man eight times in his Harlem apartment after one cop accidentally shot his fellow officer with a Taser, prompting the injured officer to scream “He’s stabbing me, shoot him!” This bizarre mistaken identity case, dating from October […]

USA – [[A rare example of appropriate humour]]: “Order the TASELER(c) for KIDS! – Only $99.95! (uploaded 2012-12-25)”

Posted on December 25 2012 by admin

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TASER Inc. – Press release: TASER Saves Counter Surpasses More Than 80,000 Lives (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: if this were not true, it would be hard to invent: TASER Inc. Reports one death saved every 30 minutes in its website. Currently (November 2011) at 79,000. The counter is moving rapidly: 48 per day, 336 a week, 1340 a month, 16,000 a year. This is embarrassingly good: TASER Inc. will be […]

USA – Stephen Colbert Mocks Pirates, Nationals On Colbert Report [the Taser “Shockwave”] (2011-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2011 by admin

[[Summary / comments: Not to everyone’s taser-taste, the Colbert Report throws a curve-ball at two recent taser episodes: against wildlife in Alaska and against a drunken fan at a Pittsburgh Pirates football game. Stephen Colbert describes briefly the “Shockwave” taser. We think this satirical look is “provocative” and therefore merits a visit. Video available at […]

USA – Naming Colt Arizona’s state gun moves forward; Taser amendment fails (2011-04-19)

Posted on April 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Arizona State legislature in all seriousness debates which gun should be the “official state firearm”. The Colt wins out over the Taser. Defending the Colt decision, Rep. Eddie Farnsworth “rejected the idea that the weapon itself can be blamed for any deaths, whether justified or not. It’s the person who is […]

ITALY – Un taser anti-squali per nuotare sicuri [A taser for safe swimming: an Italian designs an electric shock weapon to prevent shark attacks.] [This post is to be taken with a strong dose of salt!] (2011-03-26)

Posted on March 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: <<<Beware: Humour!>>> This post is in Italian: the English version is a revision of the “google-translation” … The Italian version follows the translation. Watch out for a weird story … We are not sure that the tasering of sharks – either underwater, or just above the water-level – is such a great […]

AUSTRALIA – Inquest Enquiry told “Trigger memory can be faulty” (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Richard Wyant, Board Member, TASER Master Instructor, and Certified TASER Armorer and a key member of the US “Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners” – hardly an impartial expert and no expert on the psychology of memory- “giving video testimony from Baltimore, Maryland, said it was not uncommon for a police […]

USA – Investigators Baffled By Man’s Sudden Death Police: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Man Dies After Being Shot By Taser (2011-03-22)

Posted on March 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Called in to deal with a medical emergency involving violent behaviour, police taser 38 year-old Jerry Perrea. He dies. Police are baffled, We are not. “Whether Perea died from the Taser, a pre-existing medical condition or something else, the Office of the Medical Investigator said it will release the cause of death […]

CANADA – Accused Calgary killer told his friend he used Taser gun (2011-03-17)

Posted on March 17 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a confusing story out of Western Canada, the interesting element is that a taser gun was apparent purchased at a flea-market for $100. One “lost” by the police – they do occasionally lose them?  – or a generic model (unlikely since the taser4 is well-known in the Calgary area and […]

USA – Arizona – Political insider: Arpaio pays fine to keep from admitting defeat [Taser to become official Arizona state firearm?] (2011-03-16)

Posted on March 16 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, in an ongoing debate in the State Legislature, is set to suggest the Taser for the honor, of Arizona’s official firearm. “‘If we’re going to have anything at all, we should have something that is truly Arizonan,”‘Gallego said of his proposed amendment. ‘A bonus is the Taser, which […]

USA – Virginia Police Weighed Down: Area police have more and more to wear on belts (2012-02-27)

Posted on February 27 2011 by admin

Daily Progress, by Ted Strong Batman had anti-shark spray on his utility belt, along with goodness knows what else. Local police haven’t deployed the shark spray yet, but they are starting to run out of room on their waistlines. As policing evolves, police get new tools. That trend has reached the point that, in Charlottesville, […]

TASER Inc. … [Taser Science is not rocket science … ] New Study Analyzes Effects of Tasing Intoxicated Patients (2010-09-16)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A visitor to TASER Inc.’s twitter page (twitter.com/TASER ) asks (in February 2011) about the scientific research on the use of tasers against people who are drunk. He (or she) is referred to a review of a remarkable study by TASER’s own researchers in which volunteers participated in a “scientific study” of […]

UK – You’re under a vest: Manchester Police to get less uniform in new cuts (2011-01-18)

Posted on January 17 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: As a result of the UK Con-Lib government’s implementation of 20% cuts across the public sector, Manchester police “were previously issued with five zip-up t-shirts each – but will now only get four … Police cars will be washed less often, with patrol cars cleaned every two weeks and and those without livery every […]