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, November 23, 2008

Britain to embark on field safety test

Times - "Jacqui Smith, the [British] Home Secretary, is to arm police with 10,000 taser stun guns..." [LINK]

No mention of them being just to replace guns.

In fact, the target audience includes "...aggressive drunken yobs, knife-wielding criminals and those who go 'berserk' in public."

Not explicitly mentioned are little girls, old men in hospital beds, and those found comatose due to diabetic complications.

Will someone please track the number of "Excited Delirium" deaths in Britain before and after this mass deployment of tasers? Please...

I will make a bold prediction: The number of Brits not surviving their arrest will show a step function increase coincident with this mass deployment of tasers.

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