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.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Acupuncture and Taser Experiment

Further to a previous post [LINK].

We see much discussion from the pro-taser forces of the interaction of the taser current on the muscles, and perhaps on the nerves that control those muscles. And they always conclude that the taser is incapable of affecting the heart. The analysis is very colourful and almost child-like in its (uni-leg) simplicity.

What I don't see is a clear description of how the taser current might ride along the pathways of the central nervous system.

As an experiment, perhaps someone could combine acupuncture with a taser. Have a pair of acupuncture needles inserted into a (pro-taser) volunteer by an evil-minded acupuncture expert, clip the X26 taser wires to the needles, and fire away for 31 seconds.

[Hey kids - don't try this at home. It's dangerous.]

Do you think that the effects might be outside the results of the simplistic computer model? Who knows? With the right pair of points, perhaps the primary current path might be via the brain stem. Hey, I'm just asking question.

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