I've received an e-mail that suggests that the RCMP didn't actually have any X26 tasers in their inventory until 2005. This possibility raises doubts about the taser model data (M26 vs. X26) for the taser-associated deaths in Canada during the years 2003-2005.
So, if the data is wrong, perhaps there is no X26 bias in the taser-associated deaths in Canada.
Or perhaps there were just a few X26 tasers in Canada during this period undergoing evaluation and these very few X26 tasers were involved in all the taser-associated deaths.
The main point remains valid. The M26 provides an ideal experiemental 'control' for the questions about the safety of the X26.
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