Taser Nation

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Posted in category police state

Electricity has long been used as a tool of torture. How fitting, then, that the police state has adapted it for use as a compliance tool. While reading this article in Wired on our Taser Nation, this one statement immediately caught my eye.

“There is so much controversy because [the Taser] has conquered the market so rapidly,” said Steve Tuttle, vice president of communications for Taser International. “It’s a revolution in law enforcement. And with revolution comes pain.”

The nutcase Tuttle, a guy who boasts about selling a tool of torture and death, is quite capable of producing memorable quotes. Like a good neighbor, Taser International is there.

I can think of another revolution that will also bring a lot of pain.

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4 Responses to Taser Nation

  1. Sal says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    TASER International is big business:


    Q3 Financial Summary:
    * Adjusted revenues for the third quarter of 2009 were $26.8 million, an increase of $4.0 million or 17% over the same quarter of the prior year. For the first nine months of 2009, adjusted revenues were $73.2 million, an increase of $6.8 million or 10.0% over the first nine months of 2008.

    TASER International has a grant writing team to assist law enforcement agencies in drafting applications for U.S. Department of Justice grants:


    TASER International employs a high profile lobbying firm in D.C.:


    Steve Tuttle’s statement regarding controversy is both pompous and misleading. The primary controversy surrounding TASER Int. is the deleterious effects of a TASER upon human beings.

  2. clark says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 3:24 am

    An old man told me he’s been selling 100 empty old military ammo boxes a week. I gathered he meant since Fall of 2008.

    On the back of a car I saw one of those support the troops magnetic ribbons with another blue one next to it that said, stop rape.
    A song came into my head about that time, “You just don’t get it, you’re so pathetic…” After reading this taser post, I’ve got that song in my head again.

  3. clark says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 3:30 am

    I should add, only now the song is like a remix with that insurance motto.

    I wonder if the Imperial Christians of today love the official applications of tasers the same way Christians of old felt about the methods of The Inquisition?

  4. cousin lucky says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Getting beaten up by police officers in the back of a wagon and then being dumped far from home is what the Boston Police Department did to children when they were upset about something. Your only crime was being where the police could get their hands on you. It was great sport for them.

    Mr. Michael Gaddy and Mr. William Grigg are very correct in their descriptions of what these so called public servants are really capable of and just how low they have fallen!!!

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