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.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dangers of Repeated Taser Hits

Taser claims that tasers are essentially perfectly safe (with respect to internal issues such as cardiac arrest or similar). They claim that the taser shock doesn't linger in the body like a poison. Their position on the risks of multiple and/or long duration taserings is (at best) mixed; and I only recall them addressing respiration and breathing in this regard.

But it has become very clear that the more taser hits and/or longer duration taser hits are strangely associated with an increased (coincidental my ass) death rate. A death rate often involving cardiac issues in people without cardiac issues.

Taser cannot explain this. Their theories do not explain any increased risk. They've assumed that the risk is zero, and zero times nine is still zero. Idiots.

Once you see that Taser is (obviously) wrong on this safety issue, then it will slowly dawn on you just how incredibly wrong they have been all along (and continue to be).

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