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.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Three headlines...

1. Taser risks can be managed - police report [LINK NZ]
2. Man Dies After Police Taser [LINK]
3. Put tasers away until study is released, professor tells cops [LINK]

The 2nd headline is about yet-another young man, not really a threat to the police, that was tasered twice, 'soon' became unresponsive, and then died a bit later.

Based on the news report, this tragic incident covers the usual topics of taser overuse and the vastly-understated risk of death.

And remember, the latter is the primary cause of the former - so it is doubly to blame.

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