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 15, 2008

Half-way through July 2008...

The blog Truth...Not Tasers [LINK] has tracked SIX taser-associated deaths so far in July 2008. It's just mid-July for gosh sake.

#355: July 2, 2008: Isaac Bass, 34, Louisville, Kentucky
#356: July 4, 2008: Othello Pierre, 23, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
#357: July 8, 2008: Samuel DeBoise, 29, St. Louis, Missouri
#358: July 8, 2008: Carlos Vargas, 42, San Bernardino, California
#359: July 14, 2008: Marion Wilson Jr., 52, Houston, Texas
#360: July 14, 2008: Deshoun Keyon Torrence, 18, Long Beach, California

The running average for North American taser-associated deaths is normally about seven per month. [LINK] This month is running at about twice that rate.

Average age (above list for July 2008) is just 33 years old.

If you think that 'heart problems' are a possible explanation, then you haven't been paying attention: [LINK][LINK][LINK][LINK][LINK] and many more... [LINK]

'Maybe drugs?' [LINK][LINK][LINK]

This blog has almost 500 posts and many such taser-excusing arguments as 'heart problems' and 'maybe drugs?' have been shredded months ago. Not to mention that Taser cannot and will not avail themselves of such liability-on-them inducing excuses [LINK]. Use the search box at the top left (in the header) to search this blog for any other pathetic explanation keywords that you may be considering on Taser's behalf.

It is worth noting that these taser-associated deaths are just the ones that are known. There is a high probability that there are other taser-associated deaths that are not reported as such, or the reports are not published in the on-line media where taser-critics can find the information.

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