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.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another comment by Excited-Delirium.com

I posted this comment on-line [link if & when published]:

The facts are that tasers are being used about 100 times as much as guns ever were; and they're being used in situations where police gun-fire would result in murder charges. These sad facts makes a lie of many of the pro-taser arguments. The present abuse, misuse and over-use of tasers simply has to be stopped, and stopped hard.

Most of the problems with tasers stem from the mindless propaganda coming from the manufacturer. These clowns have claimed, and continue to claim, that tasers are perfectly safe; except that the victim might bang their head on the way down. They deny any possibility of cardiac or other dangerous side-effects, no matter what. Their in-house medical expert has reportedly claimed that tasers are safe "under all circumstances". And these same idiots are involved with taser-use policy, and they set the training agenda. And thus they've recently been found liable for US$6.2M judgment because they knew, and failed to warn, about the dangers of multiple taserings; this related to an incident where a man died after being tasered at least 25 times.

All you have to do is study the issue a bit and you quickly see that Kennedy's recommendations are an excellent first step. Unfortunately, the message I see from Stockwell Day and the RCMP head is that they plan to MORE-OR-LESS (!!??!!) adopt those recommendations. ...

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