Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

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


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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Is 'excited delirium' contagious?

Can fatal amounts of the 'excited delirium' virus be transfered from subject to subject through contact with unwashed surfaces?

If so, then there's one hell of an outbreak at the downtown Modesto jail...

"This is the third time in five months an inmate has died while in custody after law enforcement officials used Tasers to subdue the men. All three were being held at the sheriff's downtown Modesto jail when they died." [LINK] [Hat-tip]

(To be perfectly fair, these deaths have not [...yet...] been attributed to 'excited delirium'.)

But given this extraordinary outbreak, jail officials might wish to take some proactive measures as follows:

1) Wash down all surfaces with a disinfectant that can kill the 'excited delirium' virus
2) Read the Braidwood Inquiry report on tasers
3) Replace the jail uniforms with fresh and clean ones
4) Stop tasering inmates
5) Wipe off all door handles
6) Stop tasering inmates
7) Add a dash of bleach to the laundry
8) Stop tasering inmates

I'm sure they'll be able to bring this outbreak of jail deaths under control shortly.

Remember the old military rule of thumb?

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is Enemy Action."

Even the most rabid and thick-headed must be able to see the pattern by now.

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