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 28, 2009

Drawing parallels

It's become perfectly clear to any rational thinker that tasers can cause death.

If you're not convinced, then please Google the taser's Curious Temporal Asymmetry [LINK]

Certainly tasers don't cause death all the time, but that's not an excuse. Drunk drivers often make it home without killing anyone; in fact many of them probably do so "most" of the time. But the ugly tragedies that do occasionally occur are more than sufficient justification for all the measures taken to prevent same.

Tasers that "think they're safe" are very similar to drunk drivers. They're potentially dangerous and should be taken off the streets, at least until they sober up.

Another ugly parallel is the serial denier nature of Taser International's continuing protestations of innocence no matter what evidence is laid before them: United Nations, Amnesty International, RCMP, Braidwood Inquiry, many (independent) researchers, common sense, simple logic, devastating argument. Their habit of cross-arguing is suspiciously self-serving.

Thankfully (mostly because it's so annoying), they're starting to run about of wiggle room. Their response to Braidwood's conclusions was the equivalent of a baby tossing the toys out of the playpen. And that was at least slightly entertaining.

Taser International claims that Braidwood chose "politics over science", when (if they'd read the report) they'd see that Braidwood followed the more-trustworthy science. And he also severely upbraided the political masters for their complete abdication of their supervisory role.

Taser International also failed to show any of the respect to Judge Braidwood that he had so graciously displayed to them, even while he politely rejected their farsical arguments.

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