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2008-12-01 08:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), a leader in electro-stun technology today announced that the world's first full color video capture system for a stun gun will be available for the new S-200 AT model. Robert Gruder, Stinger's CEO, stated, "I believe the TruVu audio/video camera is among the most advanced gun video technologies available. Unlike Stinger's competitor's black and white more expensive model that is placed...

2008-09-13 12:00:14

A 25-year-old man was tased by a Salt Lake police officer in Liberty Park Friday night after he "interfered" with the officer while being arrested. Salt Lake Police Lt. Craig Gleason said police were in the park shortly before 10 p.m. seeking a suspect in a domestic violence call. Gleason said the officer unexpectedly came across a man huffing gasoline fumes in an area just north of the pond, and ordered him to stop what he was doing. The man attempted to flee, but was apprehended near the...

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2008-09-10 12:35:00

Rice political scientists co-author report on ethnic/racial aspects of Taser use by Houston police A new report co-authored by Rice political scientists Mark Jones and William Reed with colleagues at the University of Houston finds patterns and/or aberrations in the use of Tasers related to ethnicity, gender, race and geography. The report, titled "A Statistical Analysis of the Use of Conducted Energy Devices by the Houston Police Department," constitutes one section of a larger report,...

2008-09-01 15:00:05

By STEWARD, Ian Senior mental health professionals are decrying the issuing of Tasers to police after it was revealed that half of the people shot in the year-long police trial had mental health problems. Police Commissioner Howard Broad announced the roll-out of Tasers to police last week. Mental health advocates said the report into the Taser trial showed three cases where use of Tasers had been threatened in mental- health institutions, indicating police took the weapons there as a...

2008-08-25 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), the market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECDs), today noted that Echocardiographic Evaluation of a TASER-X26 Application in the Ideal Human Cardiac Axis, a paper on a recent ground-breaking human study on the effects of TASER devices, was published in the August 10, 2008 electronic edition of Academic Emergency Medicine, the official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency...

2008-07-24 09:01:14

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz, July 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR) ("TASER" or "the Company") a market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECD) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2008. For the second quarter of 2008 revenues were $21.1 million, a $4.8 million or 18% decrease over the same quarter of the prior year. The decline in sales versus the prior year was the result of lower municipal spending in the U.S. as agencies...

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2008-05-28 10:59:30

Doctors are claiming that the shock from a Taser may have helped a man's heart rhythm return to normal.The so called nonlethal devices, which are used by police forces to incapacitate people, have been under scrutiny from civil rights groups who claim the device has dangerous effects on the heart.The latest case, reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, was of a man who fled police, and jumped into a lake in April when the water was very cold."I don't know exactly what he had done but he...

2007-05-16 09:00:37

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices announced today the publication of a study by Cleveland Clinic. According to the peer reviewed study published in Europace, by the European Society of Cardiology(r), a standard electrical discharge from a TASER(r) X26 electronic control device (ECD) does not affect the integrity of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators and did not trigger an...

2007-03-13 15:01:17

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TASER International, Inc. , a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, today announced that the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, has joined the Board of Directors of TASER International, Inc. effective March 8, 2007. Dr. Carmona served the four-year term as U.S. Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006. He brings nearly 40 years of military, law enforcement, and medical experience...

2005-10-11 13:15:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. No. 1 Internet auction company eBay Inc. has toughened up its policies blocking sales of stun guns to residents of New York state, after an investigation by the state's attorneys. The move, reinforcing a state law that bars citizens from possessing electric-shock weapons, is a small blow for leading manufacturer Taser International Inc., whose shares dropped to a near-two-year low. Shares of eBay also fell slightly. "We've worked with the New York Attorney...


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