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 21, 2008

The 'facilitative effect' of tasers - actually happens...

Three taser shots don't stop suspect (gun works fine) [LINK]

Taser deployment #1 useless: Subject "...grabbed the taser wires and ripped them out..."

Taser deployment #2 useless: Subject "...was again able to rip off the taser probes..."

Taser deployment #3 useless: Subject "...was able to roll and break the wires between the Taser’s probes and gun..."

[Excuse me a second - LOL, ROTFLMAO, LOL. Bwahahahahaha... Sorry.]

Old fashioned gun worked fine: "...I drew my firearm and ordered the defendant to the ground. The defendant finally complied..."

Note -> Police firearm works perfectly first time (even though not fired!!!).

Nobody hurt.


Now, what exactly did the taser accomplish in this incident beside waste time and increase risk?

Please read this previous post again: The 'facilitative effect' of tasers [LINK]

Conclusions:
1) Taser don't even replace guns.
2) Some subjects obviously don't take tasers seriously.
3) Guns don't have to be fired to be perfectly effective.

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