MEDIA ALERT: THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST “THE END OF KILLING: USING TECHNOLOGY TO END VIOLENCE,” A PRESENTATION PROVIDED BY TASER FOUNDER RICK SMITH

MEDIA ALERT: THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST “THE END OF KILLING: USING TECHNOLOGY TO END VIOLENCE,” A PRESENTATION PROVIDED BY TASER FOUNDER RICK SMITH

Event to Include a Live TASING Demonstration

WHAT:

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, invites the public to a program with author, founder and chief executive officer of Axon Enterprises, Rick Smith. Guests will have the opportunity to hear a riveting presentation on the future of technology in law enforcement. There will also be a live demonstration with a member of law enforcement volunteering to be TASED. The event will conclude with a signing of Smith’s new book, “The End of Killing: Using Technology to End Violence.”

 

The thesis for Smith’s new book explores utilizing new technologies to make killing a thing of the past. He writes since the deployment and use of TASER by law enforcement in 1993, hundreds of thousands of people have been saved from potential death or serious injury. Smith acknowledges his unconventional solutions might “sound like far-out ideas,” and includes thoughts in his book from consulted individuals who agree and disagree with his ideas. He draws upon the developments and latest creation in advanced weaponry, biotechnology and artificial intelligence to demonstrate how the technology is changing the nature of law enforcement’s work.

 

WHO:

Rick Smith founded TASER in 1993 and later evolved the company beyond weapons technology once the device became a commonly used tool in law enforcement. Also becoming the largest manufacturer of body-worn cameras, Smith and his company are industry leaders and innovators, matching technology to public safety needs. He was co-winner of the Ernst and Young 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year and made Phoenix Business Journal’s list of “Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives” in 2010. Smith earned his B.S. in Neuroscience from Harvard University (Cum Laude), a Master’s in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

 

WHEN:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

2 p.m.

 

WHERE:

The Historic Courtroom at The Mob Museum

300 Stewart Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

RSVP: All interested media must RSVP to Christina Cober at christina@thevoxagency.com in order to receive media credentials.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM:

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Christina Cober/ Erika Pope

The Vox Agency

christina@thevoxagency.com, erika@thevoxagency.com,

(541) 778-2738, (702) 249-2977

 

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