He cited studies such as the work of Dr. William Bozeman at Wake Forest University, who examined 1,200 cases of Taser use by police and found serious injuries occurred less than one percent of the time.
The Wake Forest study included a data set with two (2) taser-associated deaths. But those deaths "didn't count" because they were not found to be taser deaths. They were "excited delirium" or other 'nothing-to-see-here-move-along' deaths.
For those that step back and note the larger picture of Taser International promoting "excited delirium", suing coroners, and manipulating the entire system - this exclusion of these two deaths is circular logic at the very highest level.
Furthermore, my quick review of the study indicates that the two taser-associated deaths would be considered low for the size of the population as compared to the rate of taser-associated deaths in the whole USA. If the data set was representative, it should have included about five taser associated deaths. This is based only on population numbers. But it makes one suspicious.
It's probably a good time to remind readers that the American Medical Association found that tasers can cause death, directly or indirectly. That's the AMA! Not to mention the UN, the RCMP, Amnesty International, and others.
The Wake Forest study, by naively excluding the two taser-associated deaths included in its raw data set, and by using a data set that appears to be unrepresentative of the larger US experience, provides nothing on the question of taser safety (with respect to death).
And those that hold this study up as evidence on The Main Issue, they are revealing themselves as propagandists.
UPDATE: See [LINK].
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