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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nova Scotia report on "Excited Delirium" misses the entire point

"...Excited delirium is real and anyone showing symptoms of it should be 'considered at risk of sudden death,' according to a report commissioned by the Nova Scotia government...." [LINK]

What is real is that tasers "can cause death", ESPECIALLY when used on those that are acutely agitated.

There is an "excited delirium" industry, and each scratch of the surface turns up the smell of Taser International. You only have to review the findings of this blog to find pointers to factual observations linking Taser International to the "excited delirium" industry.

And for those that still don't get it, please review the taser's "Curious Temporal Asymmetry" and then explain it.

If... - as some would claim in hindsight - ...if someone is "mere seconds from cardiac failure", then the taser may be the worst possible approach. This conclusion is being made over and over again.

"Excited Delirium" is way too convenient an excuse for taser-associated deaths. One should be extremely careful not to provide backing for a meaningless term that is all too often used as a placeholder for ignorance while the truth slinks away.

How can I put it?

If you wish to believe in the Tooth Fairy, that's fine. But if visits from the "Tooth Fairy" are coincident with the silverware going missing - time after time after time after time - then perhaps it's time to stop being so open to 'harmless' names; names that may be being assumed by someone other than an innocent midnight visitor.

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