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 17, 2007

Reported RCMP self-Tasering nearly ends in disaster...

Rumours are swirling about an incident this weekend where a local RCMP officer accidentally tasered himself (a situation that absolutely begs for further details). Apparently, because of the seriousness of the effects, he had to go to a local hospital. Reportedly he was sent on to a specialist cardiac unit in a downtown hospital due to an irregular heartbeat.

It is a damn good thing that he is a strong and healthy police officer, as opposed to the average citizen where the risk of death would obviously be much higher.

We wish him well and hope that he makes a full recovery.

No further details are available at this time.

Update: Apparently it was simply an accidental tasering of his leg in push-mode where the probes are only an inch apart. And he still had to go to the hospital. And his heartbeat was irregular.

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