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.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

BBC Radio's "Material World"

The BBC's "Material World" radio show / podcast just had a short item on the new Taser XREP. Since the item was only a few minutes the host didn't have much opportunity to raise any hardball questions (sign of a taser newbie is when the only taser-critical organization they can think of is Amnesty International).

The guest appear to be satisfied that the XREP would be as "safe" as the X26 (sign of a non-critical attitude to taser safety).

All in all, the item was complete fluff.

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