Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Independent Studies"

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This news is not new, but it is critical background information.

The Arizona Republic May. 21, 2005 - ...Taser has repeatedly characterized research that its own employees or consultants helped conduct or write as independent. The company has also paid training fees and given valuable stock options to police officers involved in decisions to purchase the stun guns. ...

Read the whole article here: [LINK]

Now stop and think. If Taser claims to have Really-Truly-Independent Studies, not like last time when we were just pulling your leg, what does that mean? The management at Taser has not significantly changed from then to now. Same bunch.

1 comment:

Tommy said...

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