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.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The 2008 Taser Challenge

No more demos in the back, down one leg, or across the waist. Might as well be called FAKE from the point of view of cardiac safety.

Henceforth, for all demonstrations and training sessions and trade-show lunacy and taser-ware dingbat parties, all volunteer test firings will be done using the X26 with the barbs fired directly into the chest. And the complete 5-second cycle will be repeated four times for each subject.

And the legal release form will contain the following statement: "Tasers are perfectly safe from a cardiac point of view. Therefore, in the event of your coincidental death, Taser assumes all liability (provided you can prove a causal connection - BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA). Sign here: __________ "

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