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.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

More FAKE taser demos

"...She and the other volunteers took their shocks on padded mats. A nitrogen cartridge propelled the metal probes of the taser and they hooked into the [subject]'s back, trailing thin, curling wires. Each [subject] stiffened. Two spotters caught their flattened bodies, then lowered them gently to the floor. ..." [LINK - if you stand the smell]



If tasers are so safe, cardiac-wise, then all such demos should be aimed directly at the subject's chest (as they are typically used on the street) instead of into the back.

Have you noticed that many of the mysterious taser-associated deaths (in those perfectly clear cases where no other rational causes of death can be found), seem to have a statistical-surplus of taser hits to the chest?

The fact that at virtually ALL training sessions and demos, the taser darts are ALWAYS aimed into the subject's back (or similar cardiac-safe areas) is clear evidence that even the people that design these events (almost certainly Taser) are not really so confident as they claim to be about the devices' actual level of safety.

If they actually were perfectly confident, then they wouldn't have taken such blatantly obvious precautions.

FAKE. Utterly FAKE.

Taser uses these sort of FAKE demos to wash-out the denominator of their field statistics.


I guess it is true that only a coward would shoot someone in the back. In this case the coward is Taser. Frightened to death they are.


zonga said...

And now we have the "stun-cuff"
Lord have mercy.

Reality Chick said...

And those who volunteer to be tasered must first read and sign the manufacturer's Volunteer Warnings, Risks, Liability
Release and Covenant Not to Sue (see http://www.taser.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Controlled%20Documents/Warnings/LG-FORM-VOLUNTER-001%20REV%20B%20Volunteer%20Exposure%20Release.pdf)

That speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

Stun-cuff are morons. They're making some serious mistakes.

I'll bet you a dollar that their transmitter is overly primitive, probably can be jammed. Annd hackers can probably have fun remotely triggering these devices. Not to mention false triggers.

Also, the concept of 'peer pressure' where collective punishment is (optionally) meted out to all nine prisoners when one misbehaves is prohibited by the constitution and international law. They will eventually be sued into oblivion for this fatal design concept flaw.

And they provide down-loadable draft policies which got Taser into so much trouble. More lawsuit material for any mistakes.

Stun-cuff are the stupidest people on earth.

But I'm not going to distract myself with them. They'll implode all by themselves.

Deb said...

The "test mode" of Taser that is used for these demos and for officer trainings (which are being disbanded now that there's a class action suit against Taser from police for various detrimental health effects from it) is approx. 1.5 seconds. They don't get a full 5 second shock even--much less repeated or elongated shocks as many on the street get.

Demos also include people holding you up and cushioned mats to break your fall. No busting your head open on concrete or police kneeling on your back while they torture you multiple times.