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.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Use your head...

Could 'excited delirium' be cause of [taser-associated] deaths? [LINK]

There have been hundreds of people that have died just AFTER being tasered. Often within seconds, sometimes the symptoms begin within minutes as the disturbed heart rhythm falters (Google the keywords taser + asystole or bradycardia).

So how many people have died of 'excited delirium' just BEFORE being tasered? Logically you'd expect to have an approximately equal number of reports from the police that they were just about to taser someone, when the subject suddenly dropped dead in front of them (just before the taser was used). I've not seen any such reports, but there should be hundreds.

Conclusion? Cause-and-effect follows in the correct temporal order.

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