tasers

  • Tasers set huffer on fire

    Tasers set huffer on fire

    Apparently this man caught fire after being Tased by cops in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio. While it is entirely possible that the Taser burned him it’s also possible that young Daniel Wood here spontaneously combusted. Read More

  • Hello Kitty Taser: A pink Taser with Hello Kitty on it [UPDATE -- it's fake]

    Hello Kitty Taser: A pink Taser with Hello Kitty on it [UPDATE -- it's fake]

    You know you’ve made it when your product gets the Hello Kitty treatment. This hot pink Hello Kitty Taser is perfect for the man or woman on the go who requires the best in personal protection but isn’t willing to sacrifice style. UPDATE: This has been confirmed as fake by Taser. Read More

  • Jack Cover, inventor of the Taser, dies at 88

    Jack Cover, inventor of the Taser, dies at 88

    Taser inventor Jack Cover died of pneumonia last Saturday at 88 years of age. A life-long inventor, Cover began work on the Taser in the 1960s before it finally saw widespread use in the 1990s. Read More

  • The most memorable quote from 2007 is…

    The most memorable quote from 2007 is…

    Ah, memorable quotes. "Where’s the beef?" Brilliant. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Powerful. "Bus driver, move that bus." Silly. The Yale Book of Quotations has published its list of the ten most memorable quotes from the past year. Numbers ten through five include a bunch of stuff from government types, followed by Don Imus’ famous… Read More

  • Another Taser death: Addled Polish immigrant killed by airport officials

    Another Taser death: Addled Polish immigrant killed by airport officials

    What do you get when you mix bored police with frantic immigrants and a raucous, confusing immigrations hall? A dead Pole whose mother was waiting for him at the arrivals terminal. Dazed and confused after more than 15 hours of travel, unable to communicate in English and scared because he couldn’t find his mother, Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski was jolted by a taser just 24… Read More

  • A CrunchGear Investigation: The Trouble With Tasers – What The Manufacturer Doesn't Want You To Know

    A CrunchGear Investigation: The Trouble With Tasers – What The Manufacturer Doesn't Want You To Know


    To the more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies who use them, Taser-style stun guns probably seem like a godsend — a quick jolt of electricity and even the brawniest and most berserk criminal can be brought to the ground. No guns, no deaths and no permanent damage. Or so Taser International, the weapon’s manufacturer, would have you believe. However, a CrunchGear investigation… Read More