Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tasers can kill via several mechanisms

The Braidwood report is out.

One of the highlights for me is his crystal clear acknowledgment that tasers can kill even normal healthy humans.

And this means DIRECTLY kill.

Via any of the taser-death mechanisms that have been discussed.

Which will help to make Taser International liable for at least some the many deaths that their device CAUSED.

And he is proposing that their use be tightened up dramatically. I've not done the math yet, but if implemented it would be within sight of the sort of reduction that I've been calling for.

See [LINK].

More later.

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