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, March 27, 2009

CBC: 'Hit Him Again'

First...

An analysis by Montreal biomedical engineer Pierre Savard, made available to [CBC], suggests the chances of someone dying after being hit with a police taser increase the more times they're stunned. [LINK]



That's huge news.

If the risk was as low as Taser International claims, then you wouldn't see the real-world risk of death being proportional to the number of taser hits. This relationship clearly indicates that the risks of using a taser includes the risk of death. Which makes the taser a Less-Than-Useful weapon (spin the wheel and see if DEATH is the result...).


CBC News (The National, Wednesday 25 March 2009) carried a 16-minute segment called Hit Him Again with more revealing facts about tasers and the RCMP's over-reliance on the manufacturer's misleading propaganda.

Watch it here: [LINK]


The CBC tracked the changes to the RCMP taser policy back to them relying on (almost-certainly) Taser-provided 'studies' that didn't even address the issue.

When will the brainwashed RCMP realize that they need to choose their friends more carefully?

Forget about 'Once bitten, twice shy.' The RCMP has been bitten by Taser International many times and they still worship the ground they walk upon. One almost needs to question the intellectual capabilities of the people providing advice to the senior staff at the RCMP, and the same question applies to those senior staff.

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