Archive for the 'TASER Inc. explains itself' Category

USA – TASER International announces TASER Chosen to Represent Future of Business in New Documentary Film (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The manufacturer tells investors via this press release that it is at the cutting edge of new technologies, and recognized in a documentary series – the Paladins [which focuses on businesses that “flourish in these trying economic times” see footnote in italics], clearly the product is a minor detail– as a difference-maker: […]

USA – TASER International, Inc. : ‘TASER Honors 100,000 Lives Saved by Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation’ (2012-12-19)

Posted on December 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser manufacturer is planting trees to celebrate the 100,000th life saved by tasers. This number- 100,000 – has been determined by a “miraculous” timer on the website that adds another life saved every 30 minutes, which means 48 a day, 336 a week, … 17,482 a year. Since they started […]

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 […]

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 – Orlando, Florida: Autopsy Concludes Police Restraints Killed Winter Haven Man (2012-03-16)

Posted on March 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser. He was restrained and tasered by Orlando police during a birthday celebration in 2011. A medical examiner determined the death was a homicide, but prosecutors ruled Orlando police officers didn’t use excessive force and won’t face charges. Medics arrived late, no drugs or […]

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. – TASER International’s CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: These conference calls are supposed to be a communication between management and shareholders. They provide a means for managament to communicate its “good news”. TASER CEO Rick Smith is optimistics: “As we look into next year, we see a run of $300 million upgrade opportunity if we’re successful in helping our customers […]

TASER Inc. – ‘TASER Electronic Control Device in Pop Culture’ (2011-10-07)

Posted on October 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International’s communications director is more than satisfied that tasers are – the words are in a TASER text! – ubquitous now on TV shows, movies, game show trivia, crosswords & let’s not forget on the reality shows like Police POV & of course the long-running Cops. The damage-control is secondary to […]

USA – Taser co-founder comes to Anderson, South Carolina, training session (2011-08-12)

Posted on August 12 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. recognizes Tasers need to take into account t6hat drug abuse and and stress can contribute to higher mortality rates. Tasers have been used more than 2.5 million times on people, about half in controlled training environments like the session that Sgt. Hickey attended earlier this week, and the […]

TASER Inc – “TASER Victim Dies” – “Headline Fail” (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER blog complains of deceptive headlines – an increasing tendency. “if we disagree on symantics  [sic], at this point, it’s premature to say if Mr. Hayes is a “TASER victim.”  The autopsy hasn’t been concluded, no cause of death has been established and the investigation is on-going. TASER Inc.’s spokespeperson claims: […]

TASER Inc. – “TASER Death/TASER Kills Headline Failures” (2011-07-13)

Posted on July 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: complaining that tasers are inappropriately lebeled as potential causes of death – “TASER death” and “TASER kills” headlines in the media.One of the challenges at TASER is that on a daily basis, we see inaccurate headlines that are widely distributed through other news organizations, blogs, Tweets,  & re-Tweets – this from a TASER […]

USA – Police magazine: “TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident” (2011-03-04)

Posted on March 4 2011 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Article from an online police magazine that looks into the pre-history of the taser X26: how the 14-watt taser used against Rodney King wasn’t strong ebnough and how, according to Taser communications-director Steve Tuttle, this incited the company to design a better weapon. Note reference to Clkint Eastwood’s “The Enforcer” : “a […]

CANADA – TASER Inc: Shocking spin: PR session hosted by cop board pumps “life-giving” nature of volt gun (2008-01-04)

Posted on January 4 2008 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser International founder Thomas Smith adressed the public at Toronto police headquarters on College on January 17. In this consciously cynical report of TASER International’s presentation, we are told: “We were taught electricity is bad,” said TASER founder Tom Smith. “Don’t put your finger in the socket. But really, electricity is life.” […]

USA – Taser International, Inc.: Company history [the Corporation’s image, with all the details] (2004)

Posted on December 31 2004 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Here is the history – published in 2004 – as the company wants it to be seen, from the early “taser” of NASA scientist, Jack Cover and including the corporate mission: “to raise mankind above violent behavior by developing products which enable people to protect themselves without causing injury or death to […]

USA – “New Taser Guns Aim for Bigger Things: Response to Terror” (2001-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2001 by admin

ASSOCIATED PRESS, by Alisa Blackwood SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When his brother’s two football buddies were killed in a drive-by shooting a decade ago, Tom Smith and his brother began thinking more seriously about how to protect themselves and their family from violent criminals. Tom and Rick Smith’s father was frequently out of town and they […]