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.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just "...a few inches..."

There is no significant shift, just a slight change by literally a few inches,” Steve Tuttle, a Taser International vice president, said in an e-mail. [LINK]

What a bald face twisting of the plain facts.

Look at the new Taser Man targeting guidelines. Both arms from fingertip to shoulder, and the complete chest are off-limits.

And this forked-tongue stun-gun salesman has the unmittigated gall to use those words to characterize the new policy guidance.

These idiots are their own worst enemies.

Update: The above was based on the Revision 1 targeting guidelines. But even with the Revision 2 guidelines, which reinstates the arms, describing this change as "just a few inches" is a preposterous propaganda ploy. Facts are facts, they're advising that police avoid firing tasers into the chest.

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