Archive for the 'TASER Inc. public relations' Category

USA – TASER INC – First nominee for TASER Rise award in the category “Agency of the Year” (2014-05-29)

Posted on May 29 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : … The TASER Rise Award aims to reward “exceptional police heroes” (and reinforce TASER Inc.’s standing in the police community). In this article on the PoliceOne website, TASER Inc. congratulates the St. John Police Department, Kansas, for appropriate use of the taser … “Our first nominee for TASER and PoliceOne’s first-ever […]

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 “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 – 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 – TASER International: TASER Professional Services (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On its blog, TASER Inc. now offering “TASER Professional Services” to facilitate planning & implementation of TASER solutions particularly adoption of new AXON video cameras, i.e. this will strengthen the interdependence of police work and the corporate agenda. “With TASER, a law enforcement agency is our partner & its success is […]

USA – While Connecticut police tout safety of Tasers, others have doubts (2013-04-28)

Posted on April 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Marcus Brown, 26, of Waterbury died while in police custody May 1, 2011. He was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, became combative and was tasered, then became unresponsive and was pronounced dead when he was transported to the hospital. The autopsy found the cause of death to be […]

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 – “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 […]

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 […]

TASER International – Press Release: TASER – ‘In The News’ (downloaded 2012-09-15)

Posted on September 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: GlobalShock provides information on controversy. For those who want to see what TASER International provides as information about tasers, here’s where to go. A frequentluy updated site where police departments and many media resources go to « get the news ». The links can easily be found at the URL at the end. ]] […]

USA – Tasers can kill, U.S. study says (2012-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Canadian report of the US research by Douglas Zipes: a peer-reviewed study with 8 cases (7 deaths) showing definitively that being shocked with a Taser can cause death through cardiac arrest. “Law enforcement, anybody who uses Tasers, needs to be aware that cardiac arrest may occur,” he said. “Try to avoid a […]

TASER Inc. – Press release: TASER Introduces Breakthrough AXON Flex Video System (2012-02-21)

Posted on February 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc.’s announcement of the “new” (actually revamped – now with Looxcie Inc. video technology) AXON system, a “customer-centric product”, adaptable to Oakley’s top-selling eyewear, capturing capture evidence from the officer’s point of view helps protect officers from false claims, enhance public trust, improve civilian behavior, decrease litigation and make communities safer […]

USA – How Bahrain works Washington [and, in a story, How Washington lobbyist Tom Squitieri helped TASER Inc. overcome “communications problems”] (2011-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the latest twist on lobbying, Mideast autocracies repackage propaganda as “media awareness” we read of Tom Squitieri, a Washington handler/spin-doctor (lobbyist), who heralds his accomplishments on his web-page as including “Helped craft and lead the campaign to reposition Taser International from a severe crisis communication dilemma to its current highly regarded, […]

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 […]

TASER Inc. – University of Texas Agency Purchases New TASER X2 ECDs (2011-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. press release. Texas, way ahead the “state execution state” moves ahead with tasers – X2 “dual-shot capability” – in University of Texas security – including the Cancer Unit and Health Sciences centre. See the claim in the press release: “Today, the use of a TASER ECDs have saved […]

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 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 “” (?) 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 […]

USA / UK – Chattanooga becoming destination for reality police shows; Police chief says British company interested in filming here (2011-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2011 by admin

Police chief says British company interested in filming here With yet another reality show filming with Chattanooga Police, department officials said they aren’t exactly sure why the city has become a destination for shows seeking to capture officers working on the job. “I guess people in the industry talk and they talk about who is […]