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, February 6, 2009

And Police Chief Wulgaert survived!

Police Chief Steven Wulgaert (we first met him [here]) took a taser hit for charity. [LINK]

Was he tasered in the chest, like it's often done on the street?

No, he was tasered in his back [see picture].

Was he hit with multiple 5-second cycles as happens on the street?


So just one complete 5-second cycle then?

No, just 2 seconds [see linked-in story].

And - surprise, surprise - he didn't die from any cardiac-related effects.

Wouldn't that be called a 'FAKE' tasering? I mean... ...it's certainly not a 'real' tasering.

So, are any volunteers or trainees ever going to get a REAL taser hit? To the chest. With multiple 5-second cycles. Any at all? We need at least several hundred to even try to be able to prove or disprove the real-world safety.

Oh wait - what about... [LINK] ...?

Don't forget, Taser used to claim that such FAKE demos were 'evidence' of safety. Chairman Smith himself even mentioned grand (denominator-washed) totals that included such rubbish during his testimonies before inquiries.

[Picture credit: Fox11online.com - Fair Use/Fair Dealing claimed.]

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