Axon Citizen: “A New Public Evidence Submission Portal For U.S. Law Enforcement”

After the Las Vegas concert shooting, the Clarke County Sheriff’s office asked the general public to share any and all video footage of the incident. Such evidence has become increasingly crucial to police investigations. But law enforcement agencies don’t have an efficient way to receive, store and sort through the material. Enter the cloud-based Axon […]

Daily Digest: Artistic Expression, Irony on the South Side, and Using the Right Guns in China

In case you needed a reason to support school choice . . . Dallas High School Teacher Posts Video “Shooting” Trump With Squirt Gun In Classroom – “The video was captioned with ‘Watching the #inauguration in my classroom like…. #no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hypocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday’.” IRONY ALERT . . . 6 Shot at […]

NYPD Police Stun Gun Probe a Non-Starter

“New York City police are looking into why a stun gun apparently failed before a knife-wielding man was shot to death by officers,” reports. “The NYPD says Emmanuel Paulino was shot several times after he refused to drop a 6-inch knife and lunged at officers.” Chronology people! Chronology! “A police sergeant had first fired […]

Taser Panders to Pandering Bull Run Runners

The Bull Run is a modern mutation of the STSS (Sea to Shining Sea) Race, immortalized in the movie Gumball Rally. In all cases, it meant/means driving across long distances as fast as possible trying to avoid getting caught speeding. ‘Cause speeding is SO inconvenient. Not to mention illegal. Oops! I just mentioned it. And […]

Police Taser Phillies Fan For Field Invasion

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton returned to the baseball team’s rotation Monday—and didn’t make a fool of himself. (Philadelphia lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3). But someone did. ABC News reports that a bro’ was Tased in the City of Brotherly Love. “The fan hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield, eluding two […]

Taser’s Brand Extensions: A Shock to the System

I like Taser. Their non-lethal weapons offer an effective and relatively clean and tidy alternative to lethal force. (Howie Mandel’s weapon of choice?) It’s easy to reach Taser’s PR guy; Steve Tuttle’s faster than a speeding electron in the quote-provision department (not that electrons provide quotes, but you get my drift). But it must be […]

Portland Cop Chooses Bullets Over Taser

A grand jury found “no criminal wrongdoing” in the case of a Portland police officer who shot a homeless man named Jack Dale Collins. According to the police report, Collins was approaching officer Walters with a knife—even though the officer repeatedly told him to drop it. So officer Walters shot and killed Collins. Which is […]

Taser Statement on Indiana Police Tasering 10-Year-Old

At our request, Steve Tuttle of Taser International sent us this statement about the Tasering of a 10-year-old by a Morgan County, Indiana police officer: While there are considerable safety margins for use of TASER electronic control devices for minors, we all certainly agree that children need to be protected to the greatest degree possible. […]