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UPDATE: Banning Police to Receive New Stock of Tasers

The police department’s current supply of Tasers is older than recommended, according to a city staff report.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE:  The council voted 5-0 in favor of approving the acceptance of the grant, which will allow the police department to proceed with the purchase of new Tasers.  Original story as follows.

The Banning City Council will vote Tuesday night on accepting a federal grant that will allow the police department to purchase new Tasers to replace its existing supply. 

A recommendation that the council accept the grant prepared by Banning Police Lieutenant Phil Holder says the department last bought Tasers in 2006—adding that the “general useful life expectancy” for these weapons is only five years.

In April, the department—along with 14 other agencies in Riverside County—applied for U.S. Bureau of Justice money in the amount of $12,324, via the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

“Per U.S. Justice regulations, a public hearing must be conducted to allow citizens to make comments on the intended use of the noted grant funds before the funding can be approved,” Holders report says.

That public hearing will be conducted during Tuesday’s council meeting prior to the council vote.  The meeting begins at 5 p.m., at the Banning Civic Center.

Once the acceptance of funds is approved, the money will go into the police department’s equipment account to buy 7 new X2 Tasers, which come complete with HD cameras, according to the report.

Inside Informer June 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Renee, Did you really title the article "Banning Police Eye New Stock of Tasers "? With the recent events in Beaumont and their less-than-lethal pepper spray gun, I find your choice of words peculiar.
Renee Schiavone (Editor) June 13, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Interesting point, Inside Informer. I honestly did not even think of any connection until your comment.
Ken June 14, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Im sure they could of picked up some "used JPX" devices from Beaumont ...cheap..When are they going to run out of room on those belts for their tools of the trade? Im no angel but I remember a time when Officers and their families were part of the Community..I may be wrong but this practice seems to have vanished in these parts.
ATC June 14, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I also remember a time when it was considered "taboo" for a criminal to kill a police officer...those days are also gone, unfortunately.
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 14, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Banning's Police Officers and their families are part of the community. Chief Purvis is at almost every community event, with his family. I only know a few of the Officers by sight, but have seen them at events also. Banning's Police members are awesome!
ACH June 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Mariana - You are a fool thinking the Police are awesome or honest. They are the real criminals.
Ken June 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I stand corrected...
a litttle justice June 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I have come to the conclusion, that based on your ridiculous, all encompassing statement about the police, that ACH must stand for "A CLUELESS HALFWIT." And, I'm not so sure that I'm not giving you way too much credit!
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 15, 2012 at 06:16 PM
The only reason I would have to fear the police would be if I were guilty of something, which I'm not and never have been. I'm thankful for all they do in our community. If I would get a ticket, then it would be my fault for breaking a law. I'm thankful for the DUI checks since those protects me and others. I'm thankful that the Police are committed to their very difficult and stressful job. I'm thankful that the Police care about the community safety. I have no reason to fear the Police. I'm sorry, ACH, that you do. While I know that it's always possible to have a bad apple in any group, Banning's police are still awesome!
ACH June 17, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Mariana - You are even more clueless than you made out to be in your first comment. People like you, who don't question authority, do not deserve to be called an American. I will now stop wasting my time on the uneducated. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin
a litttle justice June 17, 2012 at 03:25 AM
ACH, we can only hope that you're serious about not wasting anymore time with your comments. That would insure that we won't be wasting our time!
Ben Mason June 17, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Mariana is not clueless if she never had a reason to question authority. She can't help if she knows officers or their families, or if she has never had a bad experience with any cop. If you have, you have every reason to question all you want.
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 17, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Liberty? What liberties am I, or have I, given up? We live in one of the most free countries in the world. The only way in which I question authority is with a election ballot and my vote.
ACH June 18, 2012 at 06:52 AM
Zitdorf - If you approve DUI checkpoints which are warrantless searches you have given up liberty (the government stopping you w/o reason). Of course you don't even recognize that as giving up liberty which speaks to your intellect, or lack thereof, to be more precise. Your comment about one of the most free countries in the world is laughable. I can tell you have not traveled much except perhaps to Arizona. Oh yea, speaking of Arizona. I read your comments in support of that criminal Sheriff in Arizona. You know, Sheriff Joe, who racially profiles people. You post comments on his site condemning the US Justice Department and Obama for coming after him. It figures. It's allright, you will get yours and relatively soon. Being in your late 60's, with a little luck, you will die of old age soon. The gates of hell will be wide open for you and the likes of you who are still plentiful here in the Banning/Beaumont area. Now, really, I promise not to respond to your rebuttal or that of your little friends on this site anymore! :)
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 18, 2012 at 07:07 AM
There you are totally incorrect, which goes to show what assume means. I have lived in Japan, Italy and England, and driven in Germany, Austria, France, East Germany, Slovenia, and most of Europe. I've carried papers to prove my identify and I've been stopped by Carabinieri with Uzis. I've been to the Concentration camps in East Germany. I know what freedom is. And yes, I support Sheriff Joe and his fight against 'illegal trespassers'. What a sad and hateful person you are.
ACH June 18, 2012 at 09:42 AM
Ziti - I get sad when I see the simple minded destroy America. Hateful? Naw. Just looking forward to the day there are less people like you in this world. Continue to support Sheriff Joe. He will certainly greet you at the gates of hell. Nighty night!
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Aching, There will always be right minded people on this earth who do not support freedom on the backs of others. There will always be right minded people who will not vote for Ron Paul and support his ideas. Everyone has a right to post comments on here, without being harassed or bullied. One of the reasons that I support Sheriff Joe is that I support the law of our country. Neither Sheriff Joe nor I will be spending eternity in Hell. Back in April, you posted "The BPD loves to cite people for crimes they commit (like running stop signs)" That's why you are so anti police? Have you ever considered just stopping at the stop sign? Such an easy solution, and actually a no brainer for most logical people.
ACH June 18, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Zitster - That is precisely the point. That criminal Sheriff is breaking the law. You support it. The BPD is breaking the law. The simple minded, uneducated, like you, support it. You consider me stating my opinion bullying? Sorry it is my right to say what I want as an American. Like it or not Zitmeister! And lastly, if there is something I am certain about, it is that, if there is hell, people like you and your buddy Joe, will keep the devil good company. You are cut from the same cloth.
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM
It's not your opinion that is bullying; it's your attitude and your rudeness. Like a child calling people names, you don't address an issue, you just go off on a rant.
ACH June 18, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Zitter - Appearently you aren't reading these posts well. You speak more than you listen it appears by your many meaningless and repetetive posts about all kinds of subjects. Looks like I was right on again about your lack of education. I have gotten so used to your entertaining responses that I just couldn't bear it if you stopped writing! I hope we can still be friends. :)
ATC June 18, 2012 at 07:59 PM
ACH, your entire mindset, personality, and philosophy is made crystal clear by the fact that most, if not all, of your posts are negative and insulting. You also shine a light on your own lack of education by never actually debating facts, but rather resorting to insults and name calling. That shows a complete lack of higher understanding. Is there anything in your life that makes you smile? Anything you are happy about? Anyone who can stand being around you? Or is your life just one big disappointment? Must be really depressing to be you.
ATC June 18, 2012 at 08:10 PM
By the way, ACH, I thought you "promised" not to respond anymore...and then followed that up with 4 more responses. Do you believe in anything? Never mind, I thnk I know the answer to that.
ACH June 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Gary - I underestimated the entertainment value of your responses. When Ziti has diarrhea of the mouth villagers like you come out with pitch forks looking for the guy who is responsible for the mess. :)
Mariana Zuelsdorf June 21, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Gary, it's not worth your time to comment on this kid's postings. He's a child who gets attention by acting as obnoxious as possible, and obviously isn't capable of thinking in a logical manner. He doesn't bother responding to anyone else. A classic schoolyard bully. He's a joke and we're feeding him. The best way to cope with a name calling bully is to ignore him.

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