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.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Non-Lethal" still kicking around

Still kicking around: "...Non-Lethal...", as opposed to 'Less-Lethal'.





http://www.taser.org/taserc2-2.html (an Internet distributor)

1 comment:

zonga said...

I am only up to page 4:


The Need for Safer TASER Policies in North Carolina
A REPORT BY THE NC TASER SAFETY PROJECT 2008
http://content.news14.com/Taser.pdf

Page 4.

Three important things here:

1. Taser admits: Persons who are pregnant are among those who may be at higher risk” of “serious injury or death.” The electrical current from contact with a TASER poses unique dangers to fetal development.

2. Taser International requires law enforcement officers to sign TASER International Instructor and User Warnings, Risks, Liability Release and Covenant Not to Sue, before subjecting themselves to TASER exposure.

3. Use Against Pregnant Women in NC*

24.3% of counties place restrictions on use

18.6% of counties prohibit use

57.1% of counties permit use
*2007 Survey Results