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 18, 2009

Post # 1000 - Attention: Taser International

This is published Post # 1000.

It is dedicated to the unanswered 2008 Taser Challenge [LINK]. They've never answered this challenge, and it has been more than a year.

Taser International more-or-less completely controls the taser training. For years, they recommended that trainees be tasered as part of the training. But they've always arranged for those taser training hits to be into the trainees' backs (never the chest). [LINK]

I believe that this is because they're scared sh_tless of the possible cardiac effects (whatever those may be) of so many taser hits to so many healthy subjects (their customers). There is no other reason that I can think of for their "backs only" policy for taser training hits.

What other reason would that have for the bass-ackwards taser training? So turn around the trainees and have them take it in the chest, like a real man. Not in the back like some sort of frightened school girl.

If they're worried about the darts, then trainees could wear a face mask and a protective cup. They could even clip the wires to the subject (arranged for maximum current vector through the chest) - there's really no need for flying darts.

That they have failed to avail themselves of the opportunity to prove my suspicions wrong is highly indicative.

So I will repeat this challenge to Taser International.

Turn the trainees around. Chest hits only.

It's "safe", right?

And no more 2-second hits either. Minimum 5 seconds. Trainers must take at least 10 seconds. Master Trainers, at least 15 seconds. Any staff from Taser International must take 30 seconds. Anything less is pure fakery. Especially when you claim that these training hits are evidence of safety.


Anonymous said...

If they continue to ignore this very simple challenge, it must be because they really are afraid that their customers will start dying (of excited delirium?) during the taser training sessions.

Given the option to use the clip leads, there's really ZERO excuse for them to continue this charade of pretending that these FAKE taser demos into the trainees' backs is anything other than a cheap trick.

So then - over to Taser International for the fully-expected silent treatment.


But those decision makers that get as far as following this blog can draw their own conclusions...

Excited-Delirium.com said...

They're scared. Frightened about what might happen if all taser trainees were zapped across the chest. Eventually 'something' would happen.