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, September 26, 2008

Utter and complete bull-crap

Sun Times - Owen Sound's police chief is leading a national research group that has been given the job of producing a paper about tasers that may include recommendations and guidelines for police across the country. Tom Kaye was appointed the head of the Taser committee in August while at the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs meeting in Ottawa and he says the paper will hopefully put to rest the angst the public feels about the use of the conductive energy devices.

"The research into the use of these devices and the deployment of them still has yet to show any kind of casual linkage between the use of (Tasers) and any fatalities anywhere in Canada, North America or even around the world," Kaye said Wednesday. "There is no scientific evidence, no empirical data that would indicate that (Tasers) are posing any kind of a danger, in terms of fatalities, after being used."
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Utter and complete bull-crap.

1) Taser has been found liable to the tune of $6.2M for failure to warn regarding the lethal blood pH issue.

2) Coroners continue to find cases where they feel it is clear that the taser shocks directly caused the lethal cardiac arrest.

See De-spinning the spin at the top right of this blog for references.

These are just the crystal clear examples. There are hundreds of other examples that are less clear, but indicate a pattern.

Chief Kaye is out of touch and under Taser's spell.

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