Archive for the 'Taser instructor’s course' Category

BRAZIL – Escola de Instrutores Master da TASER de Dispositivo Eletrônico de Controle (DEC) [TASER Master Instructor certification course in Brazil] (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : As TASER Inc. is developing its burgeoning new market in Brazil where it has already announced it may be setting up a manufacturing plant. Here are the contents of a “master course” for training taser-instructors (google-translated from the Portuguese – see original below in italics). Are three days really enough time […]

TASER Inc. – Program of the November 2011 IPICD Conference (2011-10-30 – download date)

Posted on October 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Welcome to pseudo-science in its zenith! To add excitement, “the 1st Annual IPICD ACE™ AWARDS that will be presented to law enforcement and/or correctional officer(s) who successfully handled an excited delirium and/or Agitated Chaotic Event™” (How do they manage to trademark this concept?) The is what is scheduled for the 6th annual Institute […]

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 […]

AUSTRALIA – Inquest Enquiry told “Trigger memory can be faulty” (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Richard Wyant, Board Member, TASER Master Instructor, and Certified TASER Armorer and a key member of the US “Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners” – hardly an impartial expert and no expert on the psychology of memory- “giving video testimony from Baltimore, Maryland, said it was not uncommon for a police […]

TASER Inc. – Excited Delirium Strikes without Warning (2011-02)

Posted on February 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc. works closely, VERY CLOSELY, with “EMS Today” (Emergency Medical Services: Paramedics in ambulances). This LONG text outlines a workshop being offered by EMS Today in March in Baltimore, Maryland. It effectively summaries the TASER Inc. “(un)convential wisdom”: The most controversial element is towards the end (in bold:) using the taser […]

USA – Mississippi: Taser training called dangerous by insurance group

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “The private Ridgeland firm that administers the self-funded insurance program for county workers injured on the job is discouraging the use of Tasers in law enforcement training…  The Workers Compensation Trust had received several workers’ compensation claims from county employees for injuries received from being shot with a Taser gun during training. In some […]

USA – Mississippi Sheriffs defend use of Taser weapons [during training, too many injuries to “volunteers” …] (2011-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

USA – Mississippi Sheriffs defend use of Taser weapons [during training, too many injuries to “volunteers” …] (2011-02-12) [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This “local” story relates to many issues: (1) concern by the public employees’ union that police are getting inured during “voluntary” exposure to taser discharges; (2) potential costs to the city budget of resulting […]

USA – Nick Dial: “TASER – An Officer’s Perspective and a Jolt of Reality” (2010-06-01)

Posted on June 1 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Nick Dial, a certified Arizona police officer specialized in Homeland Security with taser experience presents a particularly coherent – and lengthy – argument concerning many of the problems of taser use by the US police. Interesting because he is a police-officer “speaking out”. Nick Dial provides clear examples to illustrate his case […]

CROATIA – TASER Inc & US Embassy hold training session in Croatia (2009-11-09)

Posted on November 9 2009 by admin

Specwog: TASER INSTRUCTOR COURSE … A presentation and demonstration of the ‘Taser’ electro-shocking device, organized by Croatian Ministry of Defence (Material Resources Directorate), USA Embassy in Croatia and by the American company ‘Taser International’, was held at September 22nd, 2009, in the military barracks ‘Kamensko’, in Karlovac, Croatia. Afterwards, from September 23-25th 2009, an instructor […]

BRAZIL – Novo modelo de armas não-letais será apresentado no Fórum Social Mundial (A New model of non-lethal weapons – tasers – will be presented at the World Social Forum) (2009-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2009 by admin

[[GlobalShock: Important note: this article was published in Portuguese, We have translated it using Google Translator, followed by a revision of the English text. We apologize for the quality of the translation. [[Some terms (eg. the taser “firing“) may be inappropriate translations. But the tenor of this article suggests the Justice Ministry spokesperson is distributing […]