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.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Inevitable video blowback

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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