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 23, 2009

The premise promises pain well beyond torture

"The premise behind the XREP is not to cause or impart physical pain, it is to cause incapacitation," spokesman Steve Tuttle said. [LINK]

The only thing more moronic than this statement would be believing it.

What Taser International calls "incapacitation" occurs at levels of "electrostimulation" (another word straight from Satan's own torture manual) that are above and beyond pain. You have go through pain, some have calculated by a 2000-to-1 ratio beyond intense pain, to get to the level of electrostimulation that can cause incapacitation. [LINK]

It would be like claiming that a flame thrower isn't intended to burn humans to a crisp, it's simply intended to make them stop resisting.

The same logic applied by Taser International would suggest that they could start making fully-lethal weapons that electro-torture the subject to death. The premise wouldn't be the sadistic torture, just the hopefully-justified killing. The painful nature of the death would be a nifty selling feature to some, but not the main premise. Twisted logic.

I wonder what these people do on the weekends for fun...

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