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.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Taser-proximal deaths by month

Nine taser-associated deaths in July 2008. See Truth...Not Tasers blog for The List [LINK].

I notice a trend away from any possible connection to 'excited delirium'. More and more healthy, drug-free, young people dying immediately after being tasered. Taser has been strangely silent - all out of ideas? So what's left? Really - logically - what explanations are left standing?

Were Taser and Kroll wrong about the level of safety regarding internal risk issues? Did they fail to warn about these serious (possibly lethal) internal risk issues? Wouldn't they therefore be liable? Perhaps even negligent?


2 comments:

D said...

I note this link to the the bagnal site includes the guy that died two days after being tasered. and the one beat with a baton as well. Real accurate.

Anonymous said...

The case of "two days after" cannot be excluded on the basis of that delay.

It is yet another myth propagated by Taser that electrocution or death by cardiac effects must be immediate.

Follow this link (below*) for an example (Example 2) where two people were electrocuted by contact with a power line. One died instantly, the other died later than day. So much for Taser's theory.

* http://excited-delirium.blogspot.com/2008/07/cause-and-sometimes-delayed-effect.html


And if the batons killed the victim, then the coroner should be able to state, "The subject was killed by the batons..." and how.

If so, then perhaps such cases can be moved off The List (assuming we start to trust the coroners that have been subjected to too much outside influence).

But as it stands now, The List is of 'taser-associated' deaths. Time will tell which way they fall.

But it only takes one example to make a liar out of Taser. And we already have more than one example of taser-caused death (through internal risk mechanisms not yet acknowledged by Taser).

2008 has been a very bad year for Taser. And 2009 will be like their worst nightmare.