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

Tasers as self-defence - counter measures

If you're considering a taser as a method of self defense, let's think it through...

All the mugger needs to do is place or wrap a layer of tin foil or aluminum screen across his chest and stomach area (under his outer layer of clothes) and it will short-out the taser darts. Then he can walk up to you laughing and beat you to death while the taser sparks harmlessly across his thorax.

Tasers as a method of self-defense are a stupid idea. I predict that sooner or later you'll see someone armed with a taser killed because they were armed with a taser.

At least the 'Anti-felon ID tags' dispersed by the useless taser will help to identify his or her dead body.

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