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.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Taser International blinks

Reportedly, the new X3 emits just "63 microcoulombs" [LINK] of energy as compared to the X26 taser's specified 100 microcoulombs.

Right off the bat, this significant reduction in output power is a tacit admission by Taser International that they now realize that the X26 taser overstepped the mark with respect to subject safety. Hopefully this will assist the victims' families with their lawsuits.

I'm sure that the folks at Taser International will be able to maintain smug and straight faces when responding to questions about this obvious retreat.

Furthermore, this retreat may be significant larger than acknowledged. I was left with the distinct impression that the X26 taser's specified output of "100uC" was a sort-of nominal value. When I integrated the area under the curve [LINK], it appears to be well above 100 uC.

What's required at this point is justice.

Now that Taser International has essentially admitted that the X26 was unnecessarily dangerous (with respect to risk of death).

Plaintiffs' lawyers - attack!

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