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.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Quote of the day

Columbia, MO police officer John Gordon Jr. said officers are trained to recognize signs of 'sudden unexpected death' after using a taser. [LINK]

I've read the above statement at least a dozen times and it still makes my head spin (even in context, it is no better). It has all the weird-logic of an Escher artwork [LINK].

But wait - there's more:

No study has linked taser use to injury, Gordon said...

Really? So, the 33% injury rate just slipped past did it? [LINK]

And please don't miss the main point: [LINK]

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