Archive for the 'Taser saving lives (TASER Inc. claims)' Category

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 – Highland County, Florida: Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say (2104-04-19)

Posted on April 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMETNS: Law enforcement agencies in Highlands County said the Taser Model X26 and other Taser models have helped save lives by providing a less deadly alternative than firearms. The police chief says: “the officer having the weapon often is enough to resolve the situation. For the most part, the mere presence of the […]

USA – Taser International CEO Testifies to Vermont Lawmakers (2014-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “We’ve saved about 120,000 lives from potential death or serious injury in law enforcement confrontations,” claimed Taser International CEO Rick Smith on a visit to Montpelier, Vermont. He says taser training allows for using tasers against the disabled population: “ … because there have been numerous situations where you might have someone […]

USA – “Is TASER’s Rick Smith the Steve Jobs of police technology?” (2012-11-27)

Posted on November 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Is TASER International the world’s greatest corporation? The Police are told “Yes”. The influential PoliceOne website chief editor argues that CEO Rick Smith is probably finer than Apple’s Steve Jobs. The differences are that Mr Smith is easier to relate to, less secretive and “TASER is laser-focused (pun intended) on protecting life […]

USA – “What is ‘The TASER Experience’ anyway?” (2012-11-27)

Posted on November 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The police adulation of the taser reaches almost orgasmic proportions in this article by the influential editor of the PoliceOne website: How long does the experience last? he asks. “The answer is that the TASER Experience is not about time, it’s about totality. It’s about completeness. It’s about ubergeek terms like “end-to-end […]

USA – California Highway Patrol: Caught On Camera: Woman Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Traffic Stop [where she was tasered 3 times] (2012-11-19)

Posted on November 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A video captures the events leading up to a cardiac arrest following the use of a taser. Police found 50-year-old Angela Jones sitting in a parked vehicle. Suspecting she might be under the influence, and then asked to look through her purse. She declined and the police tasered her 3 times. The […]

AUSTRALIA – Fresh taser debate sparked in Australia [following inquests into the deaths of two men] (2012-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Fresh debate has been sparked over the use of Tasers by police, after inquest findings over the death of two men – Queensland man and a Brazilian student – in Australia were handed down today. “they save lives” claims the manufacturer, “police rely on them as a technical quick-fix and move away […]

USA – Cincinnati police revising Taser policy (2012-05-10)

Posted on May 20 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Given the recent scientific results (by Dr Zypes) showing Taser stun guns can cause cardiac arrest and death, the Cincinnati Police is changing its policies The police caid: “I am concerned about it because, like most police chiefs, I am a big supporter of the tool … “We are not going […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales Police order double-shock Taser (2012-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the wake of the 18 March death of 21-year-old Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti after officers used a Taser on him and the controversy this has generated, New South Wales Police say they are intending to test a new Taser – the X2 – capable of producing two shocks in quick […]

USA – Lakeland, Florida Autopsy Concludes Police Restraints Killed Winter Haven Man. (2012-03-16)

Posted on March 6 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Winter Haven’s Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser. Mr Johnson died because of the way Orlando police officers subdued him — including with repeated jolts from a Taser — on the sidewalk at Universal CityWalk, according to the recently released results of a 10-month inquiry into his death. […]

USA – New Haven, Connecticut: Chief Vows Review Of All Taser Fires (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New Haven Police Chief tells a neighborhood meeting: We will examine how his officers deploy the newly popular taser weapon—every time they pull the trigger. Citizens complaining of over-use against young trouble-makers are told: “Tasers are a great tool. They actually save lives.” – providing no facts to back up his […]

USA – New Haven, Connecticut: Chief Vows Review Of All Taser Fires (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police Chief tells a neighborhood meeting: we will examine how his officers deploy the newly popular taser weapon—every time they pull the trigger. Citizens complaining of over-use against young trouble-makers are told: “Tasers are a great tool. They actually save lives.” – with no substantiation. New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel […]

USA – Taser Maker [CEO Rick Smith] Says Device Has Been Law Enforcement ‘Game Changer’ (2011-11-11)

Posted on November 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: In general an investigative report showing TASER in a very positive light. A major U.S. TV network reports – including video footage – on part of the controversy surrounding tasers in the USA: enormous litigation costs for the company. TASER Inc. CEO Rock Smith: “We changed the rules of the game”: instead of […]

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 […]

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

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Two elements in the press release merit attention: (1) 5 significant orders of taser products, of which 2 by unnamed “international law enforcement agencies” (why so much discretion?). A larger proportion – about 16,000 – of the 5  sales-orders are for cartidges, which sell at about $27 each ($432,000). (2) A completely spurious […]

SERBIA – Avala: Conference “Use of temporary incapacitation devices in order to preserve life and health” (2011-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A Conference, organized by the Serbian anti-terrorist unit, the US Embassy and TASER Inc. representatives is about to take place in Serbia. It is on the theme:  “Use of temporary incapacitation devices in order to preserve life and health”. Typical of the TASER technique of first opening the door with a conference on […]

TASER Inc. – “TASER International Celebrates 77,777 Saves” [sic] (2011-09-08)

Posted on September 8 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a blatant distortion of the truth – the corporation is extremely loose with statitisics – TASER Inc. launches a “Saves Counter”, estimating the “Lives Saved From Potential Death or Serious Injury With TASER ECDs” on TASER.com. Every half hour or so, a new life is saved. Site also repeats the […]

TASER Inc. – Taser Company Wants To Move Past the Negativity (2011-09-07)

Posted on September 7 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS “http://gawker.com” (?) reports un upbeat article by which TASER Inc. wants to put the bad publicity behind it: salacious headlines – as if the taser actually killed anyone, and emphasize the positive – eg. 75,000 lives saved by the taser since it was introduced.]] Taser Company Wants To Move Past the […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montreal: Guns vs. Tasers debate reignites (2010-06-09)

Posted on June 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Montreal shooting death of a “knife-wielding” man slashing garbage bags and of an innocent bystander re-opens the debate on the police use of tasers in stead of guns. This post presents slanted information, omitting the dangers of tasers (29 Canadian deaths) and frequent abuse of these weapons by police forces across […]

TASER Inc. – “TASER Receives Large International Follow-On Orders” [“Taser adopted in 107 countries”](2011-06-02)

Posted on June 8 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A TASER Inc. press release announces “two significant follow-on orders for TASER(R) X26(TM) electronic control devices (ECDs) and related accessories.” -not naming the countries involved. Particularly interesting is a statistic in the middle of the release (in bold): “More than 16,200 public safety agencies in 107 countries rely on TASER(R) electronic […]