Category: Tasers

A discussion of the use and misuse of tasers by law enforcement

Mar 04

Somebody Tell the Cops to Stop Watching 'Inspector Gadget'

Isiah Carey at FOX 26 tonight gives us the Insite on a report that the Houston Police Department is wanting to invest in handheld metal detectors and bulletproof partitions for patrol cars. In my line of work (Information Technology), I frequently get requests from someone who wants technology to do a 'big-brother' type control over an …

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Feb 09

Legislature to pull the plug on Tasers?

More news coming out of the Austin. Legislator Coleman introduced House Bill 1304, which institutes a moratorium on Taser purchases and use during calendar year 2008. With the currentĀ number of Taser related incidents that have happened around the state, it might sound like a good idea. In fact, it, like the Houston Police Department’s chase …

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Feb 01

HPD Not As Shocking With Taser Training

I was reading the story about Pearland Police Officers receiving their Taser training when a important note about Houston’s Taser Training came to light: Being shocked is not required in every department. Houston Police Department officers do not get shocked during Taser training, but deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department have the option during …

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