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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Discrepancy of the Day

Many taser fan-boys claim that the taser is safe under all circumstances. Or if they allow some risks, they're generally external (a.k.a. 'secondary') risks, such as falling down. I think that we're all familiar with these arguments and the 'science' upon which they are based.

Here's a discrepancy that they cannot explain: Even the NIJ (and even with taser fan-boys sitting on the panel [LINK]) has been forced to note that repeated taserings seem to be related to increased risk of death. [LINK]

But the pro-taser 'science' (one example [LINK]) cannot explain this real-world fact. Their 'science' indicates that tasers are essentially perfectly safe from an internal risk point of view. There is nothing in their 'science' that can explain this apparently increased risk of death associated with multiple taserings.

'Science' that fails to make accurate predictions is obviously not complete and not correct.

And those that hold such obviously incomplete and incorrect 'science' in high regard are simply revealing their own biases and/or purposes.

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