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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Post # 600 - look how far we've come

When I started this blog less than a year ago, Taser was apparently unstoppable.

Now they've been knocked onto their back foot, arms windmilling to avoid collapse:
  • Their stock lost as much as two-thirds of its 'value'
  • They've lost a lawsuit to the tune of $6.2M...
  • 'Failure to warn' about blood pH and risk of death...
  • ...which wiped about $50M off their market cap
  • It's been revealed that they actually settled at least ten of those "dismissed" lawsuits
  • Coroners are finding the taser shocks to be the cause of cardiac arrest
  • Plenty of young, healthy, drug-free victims

My small role has been to shred their pathetic arguments. I believe that they review this blog and adjust their arguments into ever-smaller circles.

It's become almost funny.

Their recent moves have included sneaking in a new geographical limit on their previously all-encompassing claims:

"...Taser International Inc., says the devices have never been conclusively linked to any deaths in Canada." [LINK]

Only '...in Canada', eh? Pity.

But the USA isn't included anymore... Ha ha. Caught you!

What next? Blah blah claim blah... "...in the eastern half of Cape Breton Island on a Tuesday."

Ever shrinking circles of claim to avoid the inevitable growth of statistics versus time. Sucks to be Taser.

Here is another delightful example of Taser spin-doctoring at its finest: [LINK]

The Taser spokespuppets would win at least a silver medal if spin-doctoring were an Olympic sport.

Things are moving along. Reports are being issued. The international media is noticing [LINK]. Committees are on the trail. The more sensitive of the police officials have started to figure out that these guys are not really their friends. The facts are starting to pile up. Their clever-by-half arguments have been shredded one by one.

Carry on then.

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