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

Taser camera fails exactly when required

Look at this:

Ryan S. Smith was taser-tortured Sept. 29 in Police Headquarters, while he was handcuffed, because he refused to open his mouth to allow the inside of his cheek to be swabbed for a DNA sample. ... A video camera in the Taser itself recorded some of what happened, but the screen goes white and the sound turns to static when the trigger is pulled. The digital clock on the screen skips forward by one minute and 17 seconds after the picture returns. [LINK]

Badly designed. Badly made. Rubbish.

This is just my personal opinion. But it is based on the many reports of taser failures and other related evidence.

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