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.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Track the Training

I wonder if Taser has been planning their attempted escape from their apparent liability for some time? They've certainly been subtly and imperceptibly been shifting their official position over recent years and months. All the while they've been distracting critics with Kroll's mole-role trolls [LINK] claiming basically perfect safety.

But all their noisy non-PR and less-than-Legal propaganda is irrelevant.

What matters is the training. The official Taser-designed training. Training provided by Taser-certified instructors. Wearing nifty black turtleneck Taser uniforms.

The end result is that trainees have been left with the impression that the X26 taser is perfectly safe (except for falling down and banging heads). [LINK] No mention of 1-in-70 death rate. No mention of risk of cardiac issues. They can't erase that negligent omission.

Someone needs to subpoena all the official Taser training material in all its revisions over the years.

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