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.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Welcome ShadowSurf readers...

One of the intriguing parts of this job is reviewing the Internet records of the who, the what, the where, the when, the how, and sometimes even the why (!), of those that are accessing this blog.

The multiple methodologies available to me are sometimes highly revealing and provide some slivers of insight into the murky world of the pro-taser folks.

One can almost track the pro-taser network communications paths as Internet users (in locations where prominent minions or fan-boys are known to either live or work) read a particular post, then you can almost see them generating an e-mail (this part is a guess), and then others in similarly-known locations directly access the same post over the following hours.

Sometimes they even arrive directly from their "super secret" untraceable off-site webmail server that absolutely nobody knows about (it's at www.secureserver.net in case you're interested).

The latest thing is one or more people half-heartedly using an anonymous proxy to access this blog. Because they didn't read the manual, it's not working very well.


One reason that I'm posting this information is that their inept Internet clumsiness is resulting in so many interesting factoids that it's becoming a bit of a distraction, and certainly a time-sink that I can't afford.

I'd honestly rather that they either go away, or learn how to use the Internet without leaving quite so many tantalizing clues in their wake.

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