July 30 (Excited-Delirium.com blog) -- Taser International Inc., the world's largest serial denier that taser stun guns really can occasionally (almost randomly) cause death, may cut its litigation win rate in half with a new video-recording system it plans to start selling by early 2010, Chairman Tom Smith didn't actually say.
When the jury is able to see a Point-of-View video of yet another taser-"associated" death, then I'm sure it will only serve to visually clarify that the future victims were simply standing there arguing, apparently in good health, were tasered because the LEO reacted badly to the perceived lack of "respect", and the victim then immediately fell down unconcious, to be later pronounced dead.
$600 million will be barely enough to cover the judgements.
Let's watch for changes to the taser waveform (X26 to X3) to see if they've removed the DC pulse after the arc phase. If anyone can find the X3 spec sheet, please email it to the blog e-mail address found near the top of the right hand column.
And let's also monitor the monthly taser-associated death rate to see if the recent reductions from about 7 per month to about 4 per month (running average) continue. We will be revisiting this very interesting and highly indicative topic in the coming weeks.
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