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.

Friday, March 28, 2008

New math: 30% equals 65%

"Seventeen drivers in South Carolina have been tasered by Highway Patrol troopers. Eleven were African-Americans..." [LINK]

11/17 = 65%, but they account for only about 30% of the population of South Carolina.

Some might argue that seventeen is too small a sample size to determine a trend. Well maybe, but I'll bet that the trend doesn't change as the numbers inevitably grow.

Not good. Not good at all.




Blogwatch: 'Tasered While Black' [LINK]

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