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.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Simpsons a sad reflection of reality

Homer Simpson ... gets a stun gun. He then shocks Ned's coffee - "just warming it up" - and uses the device to melt cheese in a croissant, to loosen earwax and to light a cigar. He sticks it in his pants, and you guessed it, zaps himself. Taser spokespuppet Steve Tuttle told The Buzz he thought the episode was funny. [LINK]

No Steve, it isn't funny. Given the number of taser-associated deaths, it is disgusting. The fact that you find it "funny" is a crystal-clear reflection on you and your employer.

Also, this Simpson episode provided an ideal opportunity for Taser to take a stand against taser abuse, over-use and misuse. You've let it pass, thereby endangering more victims.

Hey Steve, do you also find this taser-tragedy "funny"? [LINK]

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