Archive for the 'Generic tasers' Category

RUSSIA – Contact-remote stun gun AIR-107U «Scorpion» for Ministry of Internal Affairs (2014-05-15 DD)

Posted on May 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Description of a Russian stun-gun (looking like a flashlight, operating up to 4.5 metres, 30 X 3-second discharges … ) is from a Russian gun-sales site – the AIR-107U. It’s been developed for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs as the most economic, humane and reliable of all kinds of the weapon, […]

AUSTRALIA – Man arrested for importing 6,000 weapons, including [generic not TASER Inc.] Tasers disguised as iPhones (2014-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Generic tasers, most imported from China, are widely used by criminals. A Police officer syas: “We’re seeing a recurrence of those weapons on the streets most recently…They’ve been around for a long time internationally and in different disguises” … ]] ABC – Australia More than 6,000 illegal weapons have been seized at […]

USA – CUPID Drone Has 80,000-Volt Taser Dart (2014-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2014 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A more detailed and serious account of the “CUPID” stunner , mounts its Taser on a remote controlled Tarot Hexacopter. Chaotic Moon Studios put a Phazzer Dragon “conductive energy weapon” (a generic “Taser,” which is a brand name of TASER International) into the drone helicopter to shoot electrified darts into its […]

UK – London burglar who threatened baby with Taser gun is jailed for six years (2014-03-13)

Posted on March 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Just one example of how (generic) tasers are used during the commitment of criminal acts: A teenage thug who threatened to Taser a baby during a burglary in north-east London has been jailed for six years. The 19-year-old and another suspect grabbed the woman’s seven-month daughter, with one of them pointing a […]

USA – Watch This Drone Taser a Guy Until He Collapses (2013-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The future of tasers? TIME magazine online report (widely cited in alternative media) of CUPID (“chaotic unmanned personal intercept drone”), incorporating a new (generic) 80-000-volt taser being launched by Chaotic Moon design firm in Texas: “to raise awareness of what [drones] can do technically,” according to Whurley, a co-founder of the company. […]

USA – Texas Start-Up Tasers Intern Via Stun-Copter to Spark Discussion About Tech at South By Southwest festival (SXSW) (2014-03-10)

Posted on March 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: **See video here**: [Note: this is not a taser ™ product.] A stun-gun equipped drone was demonstrated during the South By Southwest festival (SXSW). It has been developed by Chaotic Moon, a four-year old creative technology studio based in Austin, Texas. It is called a Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone or C.U.P.I.D.]] […]

GUAM [US territory] – Corrections officers on leave for allegedly tasering inmates (2013-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The potential for taser abuse in prisons is a major problem. The parent of a Guam – the US military base in the western Pacific, pop. 160,000 – prison inmate reported that his son had been tasered by two corrections officers. An aggravated assault complaint was filed. Three other inmates were […]

SOUTH AFRICA – 3-year-old Johannesburg boy tasered [with a generic stun-gun] for bed-wetting (2013-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Note, this does not involve a TASER International  product but does show the potential for unacceptable abuse …: The 19-yr-old mother of a 3-yr-old is facing assault and possible attempted murder charges following a video made when she “tasered” her son for bed-wetting.]] JOHANNESBURG – Police have confiscated three video […]

INDIA – “Girls, here’s how you can fight that pervert” (2013-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER International has long presented its stun-guns as “self-defense” weapons, particularly for women, In the context of prevention of violence against women in India there is more urgency to helping women defend themselves. High among the tools: tasers – NOTE: generic tasers, almost certainly – are proposed to incapacitate the attacker […]

RUSSIA – Russian police to get thousands of [Russian] tasers (2013-02-05)

Posted on February 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Russian police are planning to arm its officers with nearly 7,000 electroshock nightsticks – nopt TASER International products – according to an order for them published online by officials. 57 million rubles are being spent to purchase AIR-107U electroshock batons which, like tasers, can also be used without direct contact. The weapons […]

USA – Taser Trademark – Company Fights To Keep Journalists From Using Term ‘Tasered’ (2012-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International wants it both ways: to gain acceptance of “tasers” as the only real stun-gun around – and to protect its trademark against all the bad publicity resulting from the controversy of tasers. “If you do [say ‘Tasered’] you bastardize the word,” TASER communications director Steve Tuttle said. Wich is one […]

RUSSIA / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Russians Arrested in Dubai for $500K Theft [woman assaulted with taser] (2012-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Two Russians (gangtsers?) are arrested in Dubai for stealing $500,000 from a money transfer company, attacking a woman and assaulting her with a taser – likely a genereric model. They were caught while splitting the stolen money in a hotel in Dubai.]] MOSCOW, RIA Novosti Two Russian nationals have been arrested in […]

UK – Police forces on alert over deadly million-volt ‘Tasers’ disguised as mobile phones (2012-02-13)

Posted on February 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The tabloid Daily Mail is reporting that Police forces across Britain have been warned to beware of a flood of high-powered stun guns – not tasers manufactured by TASER International – disguised as mobile phones which are being smuggled into the country. These are, this report suggests, increasingly becoming the criminals’ weapon […]

CANADA – Toronto: “Ultimate Tazer Ball combines shock and soccer” (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Whether true or a hoax on the Internet, this report – unsubstantiated so it should not have been broadcast by the CBC, without more research – confirms the trivialization of “tazers” – generic models, generic models in this case, with a clear link to their major sales-location: Thailand. Interested?: See the YouTube […]

LIBYA – Deaths of detainees amid widespread torture [including “taser-like” weapons] (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: These are surel not actual tasers … still in recent days and weeks Libyans and sub-Saharan Adricans who stayed loyal Colonel al-Gaddafi during the recent conflict have been subject to systematic torture including shocks Taser-like weapons – which is tey another confirmation that taser merits the label “instrument of torture” ]] Amnesty […]

EGYPT – Islamist ‘Morality Police’ to train volunteers in using electric batons [TASERS] (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a highly disturbing report “Al Ahram”– long regarded as Agypt’s leading daily newspaper – in its English online edition reports that a controversial hardliner group in Egypt announces that it purchased 1000 tasers to help its cadre defend themselves as they ‘promote virtue’ and ‘combat vice’ on the country’s streets. (Note: […]

USA (?) – Batman Arm Armor with Pip-Boy iPhone Dock (2011-12-23)

Posted on December 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : [From an unchecked web-site …. ] This clearly is NOT a TASER Inc. product, but a name-borrowing App, inspired by Batman pyrotechnics with a taser-like stungun. The claim is: The Armstar – said to be partly owned by Kevin Costler – is a stun device, camera, flash light, and optionally an […]

EGYPT – Fresh violence erupts in Cairo, hours after Cabinet submits resignation [protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices] (2011-11-21)

Posted on November 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS Fresh violence broke out in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square early Tuesday, in conflicts with the nation’s military-led government. CNN saw captured protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices, whether or not these were TAER Inc. products or generic tasers is not known. (See previous stories under EGYPT; only reference to tasers in […]

ITALY – La polizia ha sequestrato le armi durante un controllo [Two handguns (and taser) in car: man charged in San Benedetto del Tronto (Adriatic coast)] (2011-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2011 by admin

AUSTRALIA – Thief uses taser in jewellery shop raid

Posted on October 16 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Tasers in the hands of criminals … although this may be a “generic taser”. A thief used a Taser on a jewellery store employee during a robbery, police say. On the way out of the store he used the device on a female member of staff, who sustained a minor injury to her arm, […]