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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Taser Foundation for Fallen Officers...

Do tasers really help to save police officers' lives? In Canada, 4 were killed in the line of duty during 1999-2003, as compared to 17 during 2004-2008. More tasers, more taser use, more deaths. What gives? What really seems to help is increased public scrutiny. Since the taser issue broke in late-2007, and with the evil-eye of public scrutiny upon them, police deaths are way down. See [LINK].

Another major study in the USA found tasers do not reduce police officers' rate of serious injury. [LINK]


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