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.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Playing around" with tasers...

Ah, the quality of the taser training shines through (like a beacon of stupidity)...

EAST BANK, W.Va. — ...18-year-old (pregnant) Candice White told the Council she was sitting on her porch when Sgt. Steve Smith, a Kanawha County police officer who is a friend of her mother, showed up and began playing around with the taser. White says Smith used it on her leg several times. Smith told the Council White had asked him to use the taser on her and that the power setting was very low. An East Bank volunteer firefighter also told the Council that Smith used the taser on him because it was his birthday. [LINK]

Morons... ...and apparently ineffective training.

"power setting"?

Now, note the phrase "...the power setting was very low..."

Do the tasers offer a power selection with a "very low" setting? I don't recall seeing any such setting mentioned in the product information that I've seen.

Please send your pointers to any such "power setting" to the blog e-mail. Thanks.

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