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.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Houston, we have several problems...

Houston audit [LINK] [LINK] reveals the truth about tasers:
  1. Tasers used most often ["nearly 67 percent"] on black suspects. Blacks are just about 25% of the population of Houston.
  2. Black officers in Houston are less likely to use their taser. This is very interesting and very revealing.
  3. Tasers have not lead to a reduction in shootings of civilians. This inconvenient truth reveals the entire justification for tasers in the first place to be nothing but a damn lie.
I've got nothing against Houston. These problems are more a reflection on tasers and their relationship to society and 'power', than a reflection on just Houston.

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