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Aug-22-2006 01:12printcomments

Aumsville Police Department Purchases Two Tasers

Aumsville will join several other local agencies that use tasers, a proven and effective tool that avoids the use of deadly force.

Tazer being fired
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(AUMSVILLE, Ore.) - The Aumsville Police Department has purchased two Tasers, and upon completion of required training by department personnel, they will be deployed for use.

Taser devices use proprietary technology to quickly incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens or themselves.

TASER electronic control devices utilize compressed nitrogen to project two small probes up to 15, 21, 25 and 35 feet at a speed of over 160 feet per second.

These probes are connected to the TASER system by insulated wire.

An electrical signal (50,000 volts) is transmitted through the wires to where the probes make contact with the body or clothing, resulting in an immediate loss of the person's neuromuscular control and the ability to perform coordinated action for the duration of the impulse while allowing an instant recovery once the cycle ceases.

This effect is a state-of-the-art Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology that temporarily overrides the nervous system, taking over muscular control.

According to TASER, this NMI technology temporarily debilitates even the toughest individuals with minimal risk of injury.

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Albert Marnell June 8, 2018 5:39 pm (Pacific time)

I can not believe that they still allow this! Even this statistic must be low. It is so easy for law enforcement to cover things up. Reuters finds 1,005 deaths in U.S. involving Tasers, largest accounting to date


d. August 13, 2008 10:18 pm (Pacific time)

what will happen to some one who gets cut with a taser gun


Harmed Citizen August 11, 2008 5:30 am (Pacific time)

I have no problem with the proper use of tasers but I have reservations about a particular Aumsville officer's integrity. I'm not confident he will be truthful about his justification regarding the use of tasers should the situation arise. He made false claims against me on a police report regarding a phone conversation I had with him. I eventually lost my job of over 19 yrs because of it. He wouldn't even consider the possibility that he may have been mistaken about our conversation even though I had physical evidence to suggest that he was INDEED wrong. If this arrogant high ranking officer will lie when his reputation isn't on the line...what is he capable of saying to justify his use of a taser? FYI - the police chief wouldn't even take an official report about my complaint.


Albert Marnell May 16, 2007 11:28 pm (Pacific time)

A young man was tasered to death in Kansas just recently. He was a young, scrawny man and the police gave some B.S. line that he was acting strange or something that really required psychiatric help. Tasers are now stronger and God help you if some young kid 30 year old cop Tasers you. This young man from Kansas was Tasered for such a long period of time by so many officers that he died. Tasers are just a money making non-solution for acutual physical restraint for people that are not a real physical threat. These things are not squirt guns with lemon juice in them. Then can induce heart attacks, seizures and death. It also is a form of torture for the cowardly police that use them in these situations. If someone is really a threat, they will use a real gun.


too funny February 15, 2007 5:07 pm (Pacific time)

I had a thought maybe they should hire Rian Wittman to help with the training. I hear he's quite the expert in the use of stun guns and tasers.


Sean February 15, 2007 2:59 pm (Pacific time)

Actually, not all Police Officers have to be shocked in order to obtain the taser gun. I have talked with several officers with tasers who state they have never been tazed not even in training. It is up to the officer himself if he wants to volunteer for the dimonstration.


Albert Marnell December 20, 2006 11:11 am (Pacific time)

Police Officer, What you are saying means nothing. What does that have to do with the medical history of the person being tasered? Most police officers, except older ones are in pretty good physical shape. Your statement is inane.


police officer November 7, 2006 7:14 pm (Pacific time)

All officers who carry a taser have been hit with the shock of a taser in training before they can use one in the field.


Albert Marnell September 3, 2006 1:10 pm (Pacific time)

Do not think that Tasers will not be eventually used on teenagers, children and the mentally ill people who are misbehaving according to what standard?..(Who Knows?)


Albert Marnell September 2, 2006 10:06 pm (Pacific time)

On 8/30/06 Taser International Inc. said Wednesday that Chariman Phillips W. Smith will retire Oct. 23 and be succeeded by his son, Thomas P. Smith. His brother, Rick Smith, remains chief executive. The company has faced dozens of lawsuits alleging that its stun guns are unsafe, injuring police officers and playing a role in accidental deaths. CEO Rick Smith said last month that 22 lawsuits were either dismissed or judged in favor of Taser. A few dozen lawsuits are still pending.


Anonymous August 25, 2006 6:46 pm (Pacific time)

and what about the people with heart prob! do thy shock them with taser! not good....maybe the EMT do! or some1 that has a pacemaker! maybe the police need to do mouth-to-mouth more! in words CPR


Jason Vale August 23, 2006 1:36 pm (Pacific time)

Prison Planet coming soon!


Albert Marnell August 22, 2006 9:59 pm (Pacific time)

Wow! I'm honored. I would have to get in touch with you off site. I know how to use the phone or email. The invitation alone means alot to me. I need time to process.


The Editor August 22, 2006 8:56 pm (Pacific time)

Albert, I know that and we all appreciate your contributions to the site. In fact, when we have our first company-wide get together, we plan to invite you. I appreciate people who have done some serious living.


Albert Marnell August 22, 2006 8:50 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Tim, I really never mean any harm to anyone. I have been a bit of a shocker since I was a little kid and always had an eye for social injustice. My deceased family, relatives, and living friends always knew and know that I had and have a big heart and the reason I get so angry is that I hurt for the people who do not have the power or ability that I have. I know I am hard on the police but it is necessary until the day when people see how primitive, corrupt, cruel, unjust, absurd and a billion other adjectives that the legal and law enforcement system is. I feel it is one of my callings to serve and protect people that can not protect themselves. The best way I know of doing this is through consciousness raising. I am not perfect but at least I try. I also have had extreme suffering in my life and have survived. Some people do not survive and I want to save as many people as possible.


The Editor August 22, 2006 7:54 pm (Pacific time)

Albert, it's Tim. You make several points, I am just saying the baby was a tough thing to throw in. I know there is potential abuse with everything. I just don't see it to that strong of a degree here. Your comments will help steer people in other thinking and we put the Web site you mention in. Tim


Albert Marnell August 22, 2006 7:21 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Editor, (Bonnie or Tim) maybe someone else. What makes you think that the temple of a baby is weaker than the heart of an older person, a person with known or unknown heart disease, a person with an aortic or cerebral aneurysm. Sorry to use such an extreme analogy to get people to think. If the cops are so different in Oregon, why did they not take Rachel Lea Soto alive? You say you have seen them use tasers, if you feel that they are so safe let them practice on you or some member of your family. We give wild animals more consideration than humans. My last point, for now at least, if you read the website I have been trying to get people to read, they will see the reality of what I have seen my whole life. There has to be a better way and for the record, no one is more protective of a baby then me. www.badcopnews.com Look at what has been exposed in Oregon alone. And if that is what is exposed you best believe the crime rate among police officers is 100 fold. I have seen it my whole life. I will not go into the litany of events because I would be writing for days.


The Editor August 22, 2006 5:27 pm (Pacific time)

People who have lived in Areas where there are frequent police shootings know the value of tasers. Albert's accusations are wrong, I have been on hand and seen tasers both in training while deployed in a real situation. Anyone who can't appreciate how it is better than a bullet is missing the basic point; why not give them a tool that is less than lethal to use first? I know the police chief in Aumsville and as far as I know their officers are well trained and above average. Cops in Oregon are generally not like cops in Phoenix where the Daily Republic is published, those cops are more unruly than Vegas. I do recognize that there are taser related deaths, but the temple of the baby analogy is beyond ridiculous.


Albert Marnell August 22, 2006 5:10 pm (Pacific time)

Some law enforcement officers are dangerous, combative or high risk subjects who pose a risk to innocent citizens or themselves. It is a shame that the public needs Tasers to protect themselves.


THE SCOOP August 22, 2006 2:42 pm (Pacific time)

This is not a proven and effective tool that prevents deadly force. There have been many, many deaths and many deaths have been covered up. www.badcopnews.com Look what goes on in Oregon alone! This is another money making cruel Bull****. How dare you write such CRA*.


Albert Marnell August 22, 2006 2:29 pm (Pacific time)

The Arizona Republic has identified 167 Taser Deaths since September 1999 in the U.S. and Canada. Let the police put it to their temple and see what happens. See what happens to people with heart conditions or older people. This article is a disgrace. And the author sounds like a parrot that did no research. This is not a joke. Let the police put the Taser to the temple of their newborn babies.

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