Archive for the 'TASER Inc.’s political connections' Category

USA – Albuquerque, New Mexico: City’s relationship with Taser stunning for some (2014-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: More information of the links between Albuquerque Police and TASER International: After a scathing U.S. Department of Justice report on the Albuquerque Police Department the city hired consultants and one of them – Tom Streicher – has made promotional videos for TASER International. (Ex Police-chief Schulz has already been identified as being […]

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, […]

CANADA – Long-time policy advisor [Ken Boessenkool, ex-lobbyist TASER Inc.] looks to step into the limelight (2011-11-19)

Posted on November 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Until about 2008, Ken Boessenkool was TASER Inc.’s officially-registered lobbyist in Ottawa. He was a major advisor to the right-wing Progressive-Conservative Party in the last elections – which Harper won. His is clearly a taser-friendly voice (and supporter of the pro-firearms lobby, important in Canada). Moving into a more directly political role, this […]

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 […]