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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Multiple taserings - something to consider...

Based on the new information revealed at the references linked at the immediately-previous post [LINK], there's something to think about...


Even the NIJ had to admit that multiple taserings seems to be strangely correlated with increased "risk" (...of DEATH?). [LINK] [LINK]


Maybe some of these multiple taserings coincident with death are being done in the newly-discovered mode where one or two taser wires are still hanging out of the victim's chest while the officer continues to taser him in the back. If so, then it leads to the sort of worst case current vector never considered by Taser and their brain-trust. [LINK]


This new information probably opens up many of the previously-dismissed cases for another review.


And it's yet another example of why the self-serving tasers-R-safe platitudes being offered up by Taser et al should be taken with a grain of salt.

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