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 9, 2009

New Taser Man Guidelines - didja notice the arms?

Hey, look at the new taser targeting guidelines shown below.

Did you notice the arms on Taser Man (a.k.a. Ken Smith)?

The subject's arms, like the subject's chest, are parts of the subject's body that Taser International now recommends be avoided. And not just the front of the arms, but both the front and back surfaces of both arms.

Why are the subject's arms now off-limits? What's with the arms? Are there critical organs in human arms? Perhaps there's a hidden message in those funny 'Taser Man' arms...

The LEFT arm is connected to the upper left chest. So a taser dart landing anywhere on the left arm (assuming that the other taser dart lands somewhere else that completes the circuit) would result in the taser waveform current running up the arm, left shoulder, and then through the upper left chest. Paraphrasing the old song, the (LEFT) arm-bone connects, eventually, to the heart-bone.

So what about the RIGHT arm? Why is the RIGHT arm off-limits?

Think! Wouldn't it be just a bit too obvious if their new 'Taser Man' diagram disallowed the LEFT arm and allowed the RIGHT arm? Wouldn't that sort of left-biased lateral asymmetry be just a little bit too blatent?

(NOTE: This is all just pure speculation based on a seemingly-trivial observation. LOL.)

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See also previous related posts:
1) Defacto admission [LINK]
2) "Avoiding chest..." [LINK]

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