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, July 26, 2009

Taser International fails reading comprehension test

Taser spokespuppet Steve Tuttle said, "Medical pathologists in the Robert Dziekanski case found no evidence that the Taser device was related to the death, which was caused by underlying medical factors." [LINK]

This is clear-cut evidence that Mr. Tuttle et al have failed to read and comprehend the Braidwood report.

Apparently they didn't even get as far as Page 14:

Braidwood, page 14:

Although there is often a lack of physical evidence on autopsy to determine whether arrhythmia was the cause of death, if a person dies suddenly and from no obvious cause after being subjected to a [taser], death is almost certainly due to an arrhythmia. [LINK]

Tasered-and-died, no other evidence at autopsy?

Conclude: Death by [taser-induced] arrhythmia.

What do you think Judge Braidwood will have to say, specifically, about the death of Mr. Dziekanski? Do you think that he will conclude that Mr. Dziekanski's death had no cause-effect relationship to the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 taser hits totaling 31 seconds that immediately preceded the death?

(Hey Taser International! I've got an idea. Maybe you could launch legal action against Judge Braidwood to prevent him for carrying on his work. LOL.)

This blog has mentioned The Taser Proof Issue many times [LINK]. The basic problem is that when you have a weapon that "CAN CAUSE DEATH", and can do so while leaving "no obvious cause" [postmortem evidence], then you set yourself up for a situation where people might be getting away with murder (so to speak).

Do you think that Judge Braidwood might even have something to say about the other cases in Canada, and (by implication) similar cases elsewhere in the world?

Therefore: Time to revisit some 'cause of death' findings [LINK]

Instant Cure for Tasers-R-Safe Brainwashing:
See the Taser's Curious Temporal Asymmetry [LINK]

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