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Taser Gets New U.S. Marshals Contract Wednesday October 3, 7:59 am ET Taser International Gets New U.S. Marshals Stun Gun Order for 350 Units
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stun gun maker Taser International Inc. said Wednesday it received a new order from the U.S. Marshals Service. The agency ordered 350 Taser X26 electronic control devices from Aardvark Tactical Inc., which is Taser's distributor of products for the U.S. government.
The order came in during the third quarter and the devices will ship in the fourth quarter of 2007, Taser said.
numbers for year end 2008 goog 700. about 15 to 18% large investment that may be much better placed elsewhere.. i hold some goog but not impressed with growth. of course i bought near year end last year. just seems you put out a very large amount of capital to get a small return vs other small cap stocks. etc
600 Taser Cams for Las Vegas Metro 08:02 pm kvbc.com. Metro officers say they are seeing more and more violent attacks against them. One of the weapons officers have at their disposal to protect themselves and the public is the TASER®. Soon, many of them will be equipped with cameras.
But these weapons are not without controversy. News 3's Luis Cruz takes a closer look at these devices.
The TASER® is used to temporarily immobilize a suspect. But some critics say there have been instances across the country where the use of them have been linked to deaths. However, a recent study by Wake Forest University suggests the TASER® is safe, and Metro agrees.
"We maintain that it is a safe device and it has in fact saved lives and it has saved injuries and not just cops' lives but suspect injuries," insists Metro's TASER® coordinator, Marcus Martin.
Metro is in the process of updating their TASERS®. The department recently received a $240,000 grant that will allow them to buy about 600 cameras for the devices. Everything that an officer sees and hears will now be captured on small a camera attached to the TASER®. The camera automatically turns on once the safety is unlocked.
"It helps the officer, it helps the department and it also shows the citizens on the street that we're not trying to hide anything; this is actually what had happened," Metro's Andy Williams said.
Metro says it will use the video from the TASER® cams as evidence and to help in their investigations. The department says it's seen a 54 percent decrease in officer injuries since they started using the TASER®.