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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Do not miss taser's C.T.A.

Do not miss the taser's Curious Temporal Asymmetry [LINK].

The hissing sound you hear is the air being deflated out of ALL of Taser's arguments regarding the real-world safety of the X26 taser.

So far as I can see (...excluding the rather remote possibility that Taser International will publish a list of all the many, many hundreds - or even thousands - of people that have fallen over stone cold dead in the period of time starting when the taser is drawn and ending if and when it is fired into the subject. So, excluding that possibility...) the argument about causality is over.

It's difficult to prove that 'A' causes 'B'.

Except when 'A' and 'B' occur together, *AND* in many hundreds of cases 'B' has (almost?) never been recorded as preceding 'A'. Then the 'A -> B' causality becomes PERFECTLY obvious.

Read the linked-post above if you're not keeping up...

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