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, July 24, 2008

Compare and contrast

Winnipeg - a 17 year old brandishes a knife - is tasered - and dies.

Saskatchewan - the very next day...

A 50-something year old brandishes a knife - is shot (with a gun) three times by police - and he is in stable condition and is recovering in hospital. [LINK]

If you find these outcomes surprising, then you haven't been paying attention.


Unknown said...

Obviously the cop need some target practice. They are taught to shoot for center mass, in other words the chest where the heart is.

Anonymous said...

You don't think that at least one or two of those gun shots hit somewhere on the chest? I haven't seen that level of detail on the news, but it would be a stretch to think that 3 out of 3 shots all hit the subject in the extremities.

In the other case, the taser darts almost certainly hit the lad's chest and he died. No other explanation seems to be forthcoming except that the taser killed him.

Sure sucks to be a taser fan-boy lately...