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, May 4, 2009

Computer model of human body

Seriously, below is the actual graphic (slightly vandalized for clarity) of the human body computer model used to 'prove' that tasers are safe. [LINK]

If we assume that the calculated current distribution is correct, then it appears to also prove that tasers don't work. The subject in this example should be standing there with a constriction in his chest muscles. His legs (or his massive green uni-leg in this highly-advanced computer model) should be completely unaffected. And thus he wouldn't be expected to fall down.

It's perfectly obvious that the assumption that human are made of large chunks of constant-resistivity tissues, with zero complexity (such as the central nervous system), represents the Garbage In part of the GIGO process.

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