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.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tasmanian Taser Fake

Constable Pat Allen of the Tasmanian Police Association wants all front line officers to have tasers. So he arranged to be tasered in the back (not the chest). [LINK]

Another fake demonstration of purported 'safety'. Real men take their demo taser hits directly into the chest - a full 31 second blast. Only wussies take their demo taser hits in their back.

[Correction: Sorry - I forgot about puffters. Make that "...wussies AND puffters..."]

The Police Association President Randolph Wierenga says tasers are perfect to fill the gap between lethal and non-lethal force. [ibid]

That gap also seems to be about where their real-world safety lies too; somewhere in-between lethal and non-lethal.

It certainly makes for a more interesting day when you never quite know exactly what will happen when you pull the trigger.
  • Will it work, or will it fail?
  • Will the subject fall down, or just ignore it?
  • Will the subject live, or will he die?

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