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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Minions of Minneapolis, Minnesota

A flurry of blog traffic from the pro-taser minions of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They're banging away on the blog and sending each other e-mails with direct pointers to the posts of interest. Some of them are on the road in Iowa City, Iowa.

They're most interested in the following two recent posts:
1. What is Taser International's position on safety? [LINK]
2. Dr. Brian Crandall lays it out... [LINK]

For their benefit, I've made another post that provides further information on the 800-lb discrepancy of interest. See Discrepant messages from Taser International ? [LINK]


I for one would certainly appreciate a crystal-clear, unambiguous, double-or-nothing, fully official statement from Taser International that defines their belief du jour on the issue of internal risk factors (such as cardiac effects of any sort) that might lead to death in normal, and abnormal, population groups.

Please provide numerical values and avoid meaningless adjectives.

Right now the official warnings do not acknowledge any such risks. The only possible causes of death are from using un-approved parts, or people falling down and banging their head. The word 'death' is not mentioned in any other health warning section.

This challenge is a risky double-or-nothing bet. Which is why they will almost certainly never answer it.

1 comment:

Critical Mass said...

I believe we are close to exploding the Taser Myths and getting to the Truth About How Tasers KILL, which is also known as "Critical Mass".

The uproar from the Masses, Critcal of how Law Enforcement has conspired with Taser International to hide the Truth About Tasers, will be heard around the world.

It can't come too soon, since good people are being murdered by what is at its core, essentially a Medical Device which disrupts the heart rhythm in the same way a defibrillator restores it.

In the USA that makes a Taser subject to FDA Approval. The "failure to warn" by Taser International will be at the core of an avalanche of new "Wrongful Death" law suits.

At best, stun technology will be relegated in its use, to highly trained police units, such as SWAT and Crisis Intervention Teams.

But the company - Taser International - will be decimated by the victims of its unethical, perhaps felonious actions.

Good luck to you and your successful efforts to explode the fiction of "excited delirium".