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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Corporate approaches compared

Curious. The Stinger Systems CED devices reportedly use about 75% less current than the equivalent taser, but they are working on this sort of safety feature to address 'physiological hazards'.

"... The smart circuit is designed to automatically activate when police shock a violent suspect with the S-200 stun gun to monitor, record and calculate physiological data from the suspect during the shock. If a physiological hazard presents, the smart circuit will automatically reduce or terminate the disabling shock. ..." [LINK]

Note - I'm not a huge fan of Stinger, but their approach seems to have fewer ethical issues. I have no connection to Stinger systems. I'm not involved financially in this issue in anyway, but I do wish I had bought some TASR $5 Long Put late last year (but that would have been slightly unethical).

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