Archive for the 'TASER XREP (extended range)' Category

UK – Taser Shotgun [X12] Tests Scrapped By Home Office (2013-07-17)

Posted on July 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER International has abandoned the ‘shot-gun taser’ – X12 shotguns or their electronic XREP ammunition – due to poor sales (blaming “slashed law enforcement budgets”) and so the British Home Office has scrapped tests of controversial shotgun for supply to UK police forces. The shotguns and their battery-powered missiles were used […]

USA – 2010 – – 21st Century Riot Control Tools – Anarchists and agitators beware: Heat rays and stink bombs are in your future (2011-11)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New “toys” to help police controls “riots” (read: demononstrations) include heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new technologies. Dee the section on the Taser XREP (in bold): TASER’s Shockwave is an area denial device that was inspired by anti-personnel mines. The Shockwave ADS consists of three tiers of […]

USA – Department of Homeland Security-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas (2011-11-01)

Posted on November 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Bringing Afghanistan to your neighborhood police-force …. Drones for policing or border patrols? Why not? The ShadowHawk is a 50lb mini drone chopper that can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering “neuromuscular incapacitation” to […]

AFGHANISTAN / USA – Montgomery, Maryland: Department of Homeland Security-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: UAV (“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” or drone) used against insurgents in Afghanistan can incapacitate suspects from above – it was demonstrated by a police unit – the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office – and will be operational within a month. This shows the ties between military/policing in the USA. The ShadowHawk on show in  is […]

UK – No police misconduct as Moat suicide verdict returned (2011-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The 10 jury members of the highly dramatized inquest into the death of Raoul Moat – see other stories – finally says the taser X-Rep, (issued illegally to the police …) did not kill him and no police officers are charged with misconduct”. “Moat was struck by one of the […]

UK – Raoul Moat inquest: Amnesty International questions Taser use [XREP “unreliable”] (2011-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : In the follow-up to tasering of Raoul Moat (see SEARCH box). Amnesty International says police use of Xrep Taser ‘alarming’, after tests branded it inaccurate and unreliable. Police pointed the experimental Taser at Raoul Moat during the standoff in July last year. It was fired twice, with ‘no effect whatsoever’. Research conducted […]

UK – Moat Taser ‘could only cause startle response’ (2011-09-22)

Posted on September 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Does the new taser XREP simply cause a “start;e response”? Somewhat incongruously, the Inquest into Raoul Moat’s death is told that Moat the taser round that hit Raoul Moat before he fired his shotgun, ending the six-hour siege on Rothbury Riverside last year, would only cause him to shoot himself if he was […]

UK – Raoul Moat: Taser ‘did not cause him to shoot’ (2011-09-21)

Posted on September 21 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In a lonmg-standing story (see “Moat” in the search box … Taser not to blame for Moat’s death, Dr Ian Schofield, a consultant neurophysiologist with expertise in how electric currents affect the nervous system, told the inquest. Schofield said the (unauthorised) Taser weapon fired by police at cornered killer Raoul […]

UK – Raoul Moat family say taser caused his suicide (2011-09-14)

Posted on September 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The Raoul Moat inquest was told by lawyers representing his family that firing Taser stun-guns at him was “like a red rag to a bull” when there was still a chance of his surrender, claiming that the use of unlicensed X-rep rounds sparked, rather than prevented, the desperate fugitive’s suicide. A police officer […]

UK – Bodybuilder dies after police blast him three times with a Taser gun (2011-08-18)

Posted on August 18 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments Bodybuilder dies after police blast him three times with a Taser gun]] By Paul Sims   Competitor: Bodybuilder Dale Burns is believed to be the first person to die from a police Taser  A bodybuilder is believed to be the first person in Britain to have died from a police Taser […]

TASER Inc. – Video: Mini helicopter fires TASER prongs (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A brief article on the .Shadowhawk. – in mini-heliopter with clear potential police applications: .A version of the aircraft, designed for military use, can be instructed to emit TASER prongs, fire shotgun shells, or shoot grenades. ShadowHawk can be equipped with TASER XREP.»]] By PoliceOne Staff The remote-controlled tool is currently tracking […]

AUTRALIA-USA – XREP Grenade-gas autogun gets Raoul Moat Taser shells (2011-07-25)

Posted on July 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The linkup between TASER Inc.and “MAUL” : “Metal Storm, the Australian weapons firm famous for its “million rounds a minute” superimposed-projectile technology, has partnered with Taser International to produce an electroshock stun version of its rapid-firing multishot grenade-launcher design, based on XREP technology” Science, 25th July 2011 11:47 GMT Metal Storm, the […]

USA – Polk, Florida: deputies among those using long-range XREP Taser (2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Possibly armed suspect shot in SWAT operation with 2 wireless XREP rounds. 220 US agencies trialing or adopting XREPs, according to TASER Inc. “It’s “the first long-range Taser weapon out there,” said Steve Tuttle, spokesman for the Arizona-based company. “This is for the long-range standoff situations or when someone is barricaded and […]

USA – Video, High Tech Taser Rifle being used in Polk County, Florida (2011-05-09)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Looking like “something out of a James Bond movie.”, a local Florida police unit shows of its wireless XREP (Extended Range Electronic Projectile) fired from a 12-guage shot-gun 100 metres away from the victim and more painful, it seems than the X26 $100 cartridges. “John Angleton is the taser coordinator for the […]

USA – New High Tech Taser [XREP] being used in Polk County, Florida (2011-05-04)

Posted on May 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Polk County Sheriff’s Office is one of only about two dozen law enforcement agencies in Florida using the powerful new TASER Extended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP): a wireless taser for firing from 100 metres.” The example of “saving lives” may look convincing, but there was no question of negotiating with the suspect: […]

USA – Albina Ministerial Alliance urges city to delay buying Portland (Oregon) police new Tasers (2011-04-09)

Posted on April 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An ecumenical coalition opposes new Taser purchases – for the XREP cordless taser: “The Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform this week sent a letter to Portland’s mayor and chief of police, urging the police bureau to delay its plans to buy more powerful, shoulder-fired Tasers in light of recent […]

USA – South Carolina departments partner on UAVs [drones] (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Aerial Intelligence and Response” – i.e. drones and remote-controled helicopters — will, we read in PoliceOne, a major inline police magazine, “give … police agencies a new edge in their fight against crime”. One of the options: “The ShadowHawk is equipped with both a digital daytime camera and a FLIR system and […]

USA – The new XREP taser projectile – analysis & comments (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: interesting comments from the Weider History Group (“the Weider History Group features a network of sites designed to educate and entertain readers across a broad range of historical interests”) containing detailed  technical information about the taser XREP cartridge (56 plastic parts molded together) from the technical magazine Plastics Today (see . […]

USA – “Shocking development”: Projectile Taser cartridge made with 56 micromolded parts, 20 molds, and on-target collaboration (2011-02-15)

Posted on March 7 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: an article from the technical review “Plastics Today” (focusing in plastics moldings) on ICON’s supply of plastics to TASER Inc. for the new XREP cartridges: “It packs twice as much power and has four times the range of standard Taser guns,” says ICON President. “The XREP projectile generates NMI for 20 continuous seconds, according […]

UK – Police use of Tasers – House of Commons Home Affairs Committee (2011-03-07)

Posted on March 7 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: The British House of Commons committee is highly critical of the procedure by which the rejection of the original provider of tasers ( Pro-Tect Systems Ltd) due to distribution of X12 Tasers and XREP ammunition before these had been approved by the Home Office, simply changed its name (to Tactical Safety Responses Ltd) to become a “new company” – […]