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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Taser testing versus taser actual usage

I read an account of a journalist volunteering to be tasered. Reportedly the Taser-wank carefully connected (by hand) one taser lead to the victim's belt-buckle and another to his pant cuff (at the ankle).

Now, right off the bat, that seems fake. How often does a taser shot result in such a barb placement (ankle)? The current basically went down one leg.

FAKE!!! FAKE !!! FAKE !!!

So here is my proposed New Years Resolution for Taser Inc.

From now on, when tasering subjects either for training or demonstration purposes, carefully place the barbs so that the maximum possible potentially heart-stopping current goes through the chest. After all, the ever-faithful police and grade-school drop-out security thugs AIM at the chest of the victims.

Also have the subject stand in a location about five feet from a heavy desk so that they'll have a good chance of whacking their head on the way down. This is to Taser's benefit because for everyone with a cracked skull, that's one less potential heart stoppage. I'm trying to be generous with this suggestion - honest.

Also, for these tests, hold the button down for about 90 seconds. This seems to be a duration that is actually being used in the field.

Finally, video every test and submit all of them to YouTube.

Happy New Year.

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