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

YMBFFTT: Taser Training Impairs Judgment

[Sarcasm on]

You may be forgiven for thinking that (YMBFFTT) taser training leads directly to impaired judgment.

Incident 1: WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Five sheriff's deputies will be disciplined after they used a taser while serving an arrest warrant on a man at his father's funeral. Gladwyn Taft Russ III was serving as a pallbearer at the Saturday service and was loading his father's casket into a hearse when the undercover deputies ... grabbed Russ and kneed him in his back before using a taser on him. Another pallbearer said, "We almost dropped the casket." New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said ... that five of the officers involved would be disciplined. ... "I apologize to anyone that was there," Causey said. "Family, friends, relatives. ... That was a bad decision." [LINK]

Incident 2: July 2007....Corinth police allegedly shocked the boy with a taser multiple times as he emerged from a grand mal epileptic seizure. [LINK]

My theory is that X26 taser shocks applied to the back (very common during taser training) cause functional damage to the judgment centers of the brain.

Perhaps the high voltage shocks applied to the back (during taser training) near the spine somehow shorts-out the connection between the taser trainee's butt at the bottom end of the spinal column and the taser trainee's Type-A brain at the top end of the spinal column. This butt-to-brain spinal short-circuit leads to a psychiatric condition called: butt-headed judgment.

Well - it sure seems that way...

[Sarcasm off]

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