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.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The criminal justice community has been aware...

Stanford Criminal Justice Center Executive Director Kara Dansky said the criminal justice community has been aware of risks associated with tasers for some time, especially if they are used during, say, a struggle with a suspect. "There is some evidence that use of tasers can cause cardiac arrest under certain circumstances and that some of those circumstances involve pointing them directly at the chest." [LINK]

So Taser International and their horrible little minions are now backed into a very small corner. They're the only humanoids on this planet that still "believe" (not really) that tasers cannot cause death via inherent internal risk factors such as, for example, cardiac effects.


And what's this about "a struggle" ?

When a person is tasered, they're supposed to be incapacitated. Remember "NMI"?

So they're not supposed to be in a position where they could be "struggling". They may be struggling to friggen breathe. They may be struggling to remain alive. But to claim that a person under the full force of an effective taser hit is simultaneously "struggling" in a voluntary manner appears to specious nonsense.

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