Archive for the 'Int. Assoc. Chiefs of Police (USA: IACP)' Category

USA – TASER International … : ‘Behind the Scenes of TASER’s RISE Campaign’ (2014-05-29)

Posted on May 29 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Posted on the official TASER blog May 29, 2014 by “Joe Domino”, depicting taser customers as “heros”: In this case the staging of scene for a TASER video (here). This links into the “TASER Rise” campaign, focusing particularly on women police officers: three winners will get free one-year subscription to AXON-EVIDENCE.com and […]

USA – “TASER RISE” Awards to Recognize Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a press release from the corporation. TASER International is the clearly identified as the sponsor of the new “TASER RISE Awards” in partnership with PoliceOne.com: “Through the RISE awards we hope to recognize these home-town heroes and agencies for their leadership and honorable work in helping to make our communities safer,” […]

USA – TASER International – The RISE Awards: TASER and PoliceOne recognize officers and agencies that rise above the rest (2014-05-07)

Posted on May 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A new PR initiative by TASER International showing its clear ties to the PoliceOne news/analysis website (and the IACP): Creation of the “RISE Awards” (with prizes of AXON/Evidence.com products) to recognize exemplary protection of lives, agency achievements and police leaders: “This new award program will recognize law enforcement officers and agencies that […]

USA – TASER showcases new technology at international gathering of police officers (2014-04-29)

Posted on April 29 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Third “Tech summit” to promote TASER body-worn cameras at the TASER HQ in Scottsdale, Arizona on 5-6 June 2014. More than 100 police officers from across the U.S. and the United Kingdom attended, according to TASER. Four such “summits” are planned each year. Taser estimates $2,555 is spent per officer on legal […]

USA – International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2013: Putting video cameras on cops … and burning the ships (2013-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : an upbeat police website report on TASER CEO Rick Smith’s confidence in developing on-0fficer video camera market, presented to delegates at the International Association of Chief’s of Police annual conference. Mr SDmith explains his lower AXON price (down to $300 per unit) reflects TASER’s intent to capture the market: “We’re going […]

USA – Police website: “Special protocol for ExDS [“Excited Delirium”] response is valuable liability shield” (2102-04-12)

Posted on April 12 2012 by admin

USA – Police website: “Special protocol for ExDS [“Excited Delirium”] response is valuable liability shield [Tasers appropriate in this context]”  (2102-04-12) [[SUMMARY / COMMENT. The PoliceOne.com website informs US police officers that “the symptoms and dangers of excited delirium” – mysteriously labelled ExDS, as if this makes it sound more scientific – “now well-publicized and […]

USA – Special protocol for ExDS [“Excited Delirium”] response is valuable liability shield (2102-04-12)

Posted on April 12 2012 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENT. The PoliceOne.com website informs US police officers – their main readership –  that “the symptoms and dangers of excited delirium” – mysteriously labelled ExDS, as if this makes it sound more scientific – are “now well-publicized and solidly confirmed by numerous research studies” (sic) – so they need a response protocol […]

USA – Police-supply firms [among them TASER Inc.] give big to police museum project in D.C. (2011-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: TASER Inc. is only one of numerous corporations lining up to help pay for the planned $80 million National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC. Since it was authorized by Congress in 2000, the museum project has become the centerpiece of a lucrative relationship in which public safety companies have aligned themselves with […]

USA – Cincinnatti I-Team: Can Tasers kill? I-Team asks Taser CEO tough questions (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS:”Does the taser Kill?” this article asks. Quite simply, as Douglas Zipes, a widely-respected  electrodardiologist specializing in heart rhythms says: “Yes”, to which TASER CEO Rick Smith, found Loitering with Intent to Sell Weapons at an Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago (Where else?), replies “No”. Pigs, OK, but human No. As […]

Globalshock: The TASER Monopoly (draft: 2011-05-11)

Posted on May 12 2011 by admin

TASER Inc. is the monopolistic manufacturer of a product in high demand. We examine here two elements: the nature of its monopoly and how this affects pricing. By pkb for GlobalShock: Note this is a first draft 2011-05. TASER International has the monopoly of the supply of stun-gen technology to North American police forces. As […]

CANADA – Patrick Bolland: “More than just another Canadian taser death: ‘The taser killed Aron Firman’” (2011-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2011 by admin

An initial version of this text was published on the Canadian Dimension blog on 10 February 2011 (http://canadiandimension.com/articles/3723/) The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported on December 6 2010 “Taser killed Ontario man: Ontario Special Investigations Unit”. The SIU, a provincial independent police oversight body, had just issued its report on the death of Aron Firman […]

TASER Inc. – TASER International Supports International Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines on Deployment of Electro-Muscular Disruption Technology (2010-04-06)

Posted on April 6 2010 by admin

(USA) – TASER International Supports International Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines on Deployment of Electro-Muscular Disruption Technology (2010-04-06) GlobalShock: This press release reflects the close relationship between Taser Inc. and the IACP, “international” in the sense of principally US and Canadian police chiefs – although “89” nations are officially members, check out their website […]

CANADA – Taser firm sponsors police chiefs conference (updated 2009-03-31)

Posted on March 3 2009 by admin

GlobalShock: “You have to be there. It is a major sales event. It is advertising,” says Steve Tuttle, TASER Inc.’s communication director. He’s talking about the Canadian Police Chief’s meeting , which he attended and of which the corporation was a platinum sponsor, providing at least $25,000 for thee Association. Tuttle is optimistic: “The future […]

USA – Death by Excited Delirium: Diagnosis or Coverup? (2007-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The question for many civil liberties groups is, does “excited delirium” really exist? Deborah Mash, a professor of neurology at the University of Miami – and acolyte of TASER International – says “It’s definitely real and while we don’t know precisely what causes this, we do know it is the result […]