Archive for the 'Taser sales methods' Category

USA – National Sheriffs Association: TASER Axon & Evidence.com (2014-06-02)

Posted on June 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International is a “corporate partner” of the non-profit “National Sheriffs Association” claiming to represent the 3080 sheriffs in the United States (see introductory material in italics below). This strategic partnership results in the following post of the sheriffs’ site – an advertisement for TASER”s Axon/Evidence.com body-worn cameras with the tacit approval […]

BRAZIL – TASER Technology Summit 2014: São Paulo 8 May 2014 (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (From the TASER-Brazil website) A relatively new way of plugging its products is for TASER International to organize what it calls “technology summits” – in this case in its new Brazilian/South American market. These are free and present Police Chiefs, including the highly controversial Albuquerque ex-police chief and the Cambridge University thesis […]

USA – TASER International – The RISE Awards: TASER and PoliceOne recognize officers and agencies that rise above the rest (2014-05-07)

Posted on May 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A new PR initiative by TASER International showing its clear ties to the PoliceOne news/analysis website (and the IACP): Creation of the “RISE Awards” (with prizes of AXON/Evidence.com products) to recognize exemplary protection of lives, agency achievements and police leaders: “This new award program will recognize law enforcement officers and agencies that […]

USA – Albuquerque, New Mexico: Editorial: City needs answers on Schultz-TASER contract (2014-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: former Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz appears in clear breach of conflict of interests regulations by joining TASER Inc. as a consultant just after quitting his job as police chief last year. City councillors are challenging Schultz and demanding an “independent review” of how Taser received a no-bid $1.95 million city contract […]

USA – Two More Albuquerque, New Mexico Councilors Question Schultz’s Links with Taser (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – City councillors charge that ex-police chief recommended TASER as a “sole source supplier” (meaning no counter-officers by other potential suppliers) for body-worn cameras – before quitting and becoming a consultant for TASER International. At one point Chief Schulz emailed to TASER stating that the approval process for the contract ‘has been […]

USA – Albuquerqe, New Mexico Councillor calls for investigation of [Police Chief] Schultz and Taser (2014-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: the Albuquerque police chief arrange for a multi-million contract with TASER Inc. just before he resigned – and became a consultant for TASER International. Albuquerque City councillors are raising this conflict of interests. Police Chief Ray Schulz claims he is simply goping to “share some of our experiences with TASER Internatonal” (as […]

USA – Albuquerque, New Mexico: TASERGATE Continued: AXON-flex DEFECTIVE PRODUCT (2014-04-24)

Posted on April 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Two stories here: (1) The Albuquerque police chief signed a $1.9 million deal with TASER to adopt the AXON on-body camera system. Just afterwards the police chief retired and immediately started working as a consultant for TASER International. (2) The Taser “AXON” Flex camera has proven to be a less than reliable […]

USA – Detroit, Michigan police test on-body cameras that could increase officer safety, improve public interactions (2014-04-09)

Posted on April 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Detroit Police are testing an on-body camera pilot program administered by TASER Inc., the manufacturer of police stun devices, beginning April 14. The pilot project will be paid for by TASER, using Taser Axon Flex and body-mounted camera. (Detroit, a high-crime city, is under receivership so such a freeby is sure to […]

USA – Philadelphia: Cops test latest crime-fighting gadgets at police expo [star attraction: shooting an alien at the TASER stand] (2013-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER shows its marketing skills … The longest line at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) expo hall – one of more than 750 exhibits – was for Taser’s Alien Crash Site, where officers got to shoot an alien with Taser’s latest model, the X2. users could test two […]

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 […]

BRAZIL – Testamos a TASER X26 [‘We’re testing the TASER X26 (at the Rio 2013 Public Safety Fair’: Interseg–2013)] (2013-09-13)

Posted on September 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) The X26 is shown off at a public security fair in Rio de Janeiro. Data on adoption of taser in Brazil, if this is reliable: since January 2009 there are about 6,000 TASER guns in Brazil. From the […]

MONGOLIA – US Military – Marines lead multinational nonlethal weapons training (2013-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Senior military leaders from 22 nations, most in the Asia-Pacific region, are gathered in Mongolia this week to learn about nonlethal weapons and how their forces can more effectively use them. The two-day seminar started with demonstrations, including the X26, with Mongolian military participating. Each experienced firsthand how it feels to […]

Indepth / USA – Stunning revelations – The untold story of Taser-related deaths (2012-12-06)

Posted on December 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long and detailed “backgrounder” on tasers in the USA, starting with the traser-death of Ryan Wilson in Sauguist 2012 in Lafayette, Colorado: TASER International emerges as a corporation exploiting its monopoly position as the only supplier of much-desired stun-guns to police units … Information includes the corporation’s video sent to medical […]

USA -TASER International (TASR) – Zacks Rank Buy (2012-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER shares – TASR is on the Nasdaq exchange – are a bell-weather, many owned by the corporation, valued at $340-million. With sales up 54% over the last year, and no “bad news” , which never seems to get through to the stock market analysts, now is a good time to buy […]

INDONESIA – Jakarta Women Told to Carry Pepper Spray, Tasers to Avoid Rape (2012-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers to keep away sexual predators? Bad advice! Victim-blaming Indonesian police are echoing TASER Inc.’s claim that tasers “protect the innocent”, and women particularly. A completely unsubstantiated claim – and a tasered attacker is sure to become more violent. What’s neded is better policing!]] Following a string of sexual assaults committed on […]

USA – Martinsville, Virginia and officer are dropped from lawsuit on Taser use [misled by TASER Inc. about being non-lethal, according to defendant’s attorney] (2011-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Lawyers for the family of 17-yr-old Derek Jerome Jones, who died on Jan. 8, 2009 after he was tasered have decided to drop charges against the Martnsville Police: “Officer Wray did not believe that the Taser in any way was a potentially lethal weapon, and he used it in accordance with his […]

USA – Arizona Department of Public Safety purchase of 1,000 Tasers raising questions ((2011-12-12)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS The Arizona Department of Public Safety set out to buy 800 Tasers and accessories in 2009 for about $800,000. But the purchase had grown to 1,000 newer-model X3 Tasers and accessories at more than $1.9 million 13 months later. DPS acknowledged to the Arizona Republic that the DPS officer who requested the […]

USA – Arizona: Purchase of Tasers for Department of Public Safety questioned – Officer who submitted request has ties to firm (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Arizona Department of Public Safety (state police) just increased its order for 800 new taser from $800,000 to a new order for 1,000 newer-model Tasers and accessories at a cost of more than $1.9 million. – This was the decision of one man, Sgt. Bud Clark, who failed to declare […]

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 […]