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

Video of more FAKE taser training hits to the BACK

Ardmore Police Get New Tasers and Get Tased [LINK]

Follow the 'Featured Video' link on the above-linked page to watch the KTEN video.

Note how each and every police trainee is tasered in the BACK in accordance with Taser's policy of generating FAKE taser deployment numbers for use in the denominator washing of their taser safety data.

(Previous posts related to denominator washing [LINK])

Background - News reports seem to show a trend that people that die after being tasered are quite often tasered in the chest. Basically, there seems to be a statistical surplus of taser hits to the chest amongst those that die.

Those the truly believe that tasers-R-safe (cardiac-wise) should, logically, be very quick to welcome the opportunity to have all these taser trainees tasered in their chest (exactly in the manner that the taser is used on the street) to help establish evidence for their position. The fact that they don't avail themselves of this excellent opportunity is highly indicative.

Hey Taser - I double-dog-dare you to change your training policy. Have all the trainees turn around, don a suitable face shield, and take the full 5-second taser hit directly to their chest. And if they're so tough, repeat the exposure for several cycles.

If you don't invoke this policy change, then perhaps it is because you're very scared of the possible outcome. It certainly would be awfully embarrassing to have a healthy, drug-free customer killed during his taser training.

See also The 2008 Taser Challenge [LINK] from May 2008. We're coming up on the 1st anniversary of this simple challenge.

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