Tag: taser international

December 8, 2009

Taser Blinks

I remember the expression ‘Coke Blinked’ when they launched New Coke in the era of the ‘Cola Wars’. Well, yesterday it seems like Taser International blinked when they announced to the public that tasers should be aimed at the shoulders, legs or arms of a suspect instead of the chest area. Original story from the CBC here. After hearing about ‘excited delirium’ and other reviews […]

November 24, 2008

British Police Make Massive Taser Purchase

In an odd way, I almost support this action, mainly because UK police officers have worked without guns for so long. However, I’m still a little anxious about any deal made by public authorities that support Taser International, the maker of the taser.  Giving them more money just makes the machine go on and on and on. Full story here from the BBC .

September 4, 2008

ex-RCMP Boss: End Taser Use

Original Story Here . Giuliano Zaccardelli says that Canada should end its controversial use stun guns. Zaccardelli said he supported the use of stun guns, commonly known as Tasers, during his seven-year reign as commissioner because they were simply another tool for policing. But given the recent controversy surrounding police force’s use of Tasers in Canada, the former commissioner has reconsidered his position, he said. […]

August 10, 2008

Putting Tasers in Schools

I don’t know a lot about the context of this school and what the rationale might be for doing something so severe as to use Tasers against children, but I do know this: Treating people like criminals will have one major result. They’ll become criminals. Full story here . Tasers have already been desrcibed by the United Nations as a tool of torture and yet […]

August 4, 2008

United Nations: Tasers a Form of Torture

The United Nations has declared that the use of Tasers, the stun guns manufactured by Taser International, represent a form of torture when used on people. Original Story Link . Quotes from the story: "The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,” the UN’s Committee against Torture said. "In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown […]