Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Number of shocks...

It should be noted that the ticking sounds that you hear from some Taserings represents individual shocks. They might claim (for example) that they only shocked the victim twice. Actually, each tick represents another shock waveform.
So if you hear something like this:

Tick tick tick tick tick tick
pause
Tick tick tick tick tick tick

Then that is TWELVE shocks, not two.


Update: I later discovered that the X26 taser produces 19 shocks per second. The M26 produces between 11 and 25 shocks per second. The manufacturer recommends a good five-second jolt, followed by more if the first one was not sufficiently amusing. This means that the victim is actually getting a blast of about ONE HUNDRED shocks, followed by another ONE HUNDRED over and over again. One victim in the USA was shocked continuously for 2 minutes and 49 seconds which is more than THREE THOUSAND shocks.

Confucius say:

Unlikely becomes inevitable when you keep trying.

I think that they cover that point in Grade 7...

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