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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Taser's credibility questioned

Vancouver Sun (May 21, 2008) - ...Dr. Michael Janusz, a heart surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital, ... questioned the credibility of Taser International... The company maintains tasers do not cause cardiac arrest. "This creates a problem with credibility of the company and could lead to difficulty in dealing with the company in matters of safety standards and training requirements," Janusz said. [LINK]

Issues of credibility do provide a simple and rational explanation for the apparent discrepancy between those studies that claim that tasers are safe, and those studies that find the opposite.

Also, keep in mind the very common subtle word-smithing about those studies that Taser claims are "independently funded", when asked about independent studies. [LINK][LINK]

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