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.

Monday, December 31, 2007

The altered state that is Taserville

Link= Steve Tuttle quotes

My fav: “It's like a lightbulb. Once it stops (sending the electrical impulse), it's off, ... There are no lingering effects, none."

Right... just like an Electric Chair. Once it is off, it's off. Right...

Sheer genius.

Yes, I know that the taser is much less powerful than an Electric Chair. But the point is that if the taser affects the heart, it is entirely possible that the death might be delayed. Read the chart in the Spectrum article (see above) where it says "Causes heart to behave erratically". If the heart is acting erratically (premise), then who knows what might happen, and when?

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