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, November 14, 2008

Alternative to the taser - a cigarette lighter?

For the taser Touch Torture mode (also called Drive Stun mode by those that are Taser Certifiably Brainwashed) why not just use a hot cigarette lighter to force (verb) the subject to comply as ordered?

"Let go the hand-rail."
"No."
Taser zap-zap-zap-zap!
Excruciating pain, pain compliance, possible burn marks.

"Let go the hand-rail."
"No."
Cigarette lighter on, smolder smolder smolder, smell of singed hair & burnt flesh.
Excruciating pain, pain compliance, possible burn marks.

Why would one be considered (by some) to be legal, and the other considered to be obviously torture.

What, exactly, is the distinction?

PS: Bic lighters are cheaper...

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