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, November 17, 2009

DeKalb police under fire for Taser purchase

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "...Bob Gruder, CEO of Stinger Systems stun gun company, accused the DeKalb police department of overpaying for the weapons and failing to test both products.

Earlier this month, DeKalb police paid more than $1 million for 1,021 Tasers from Taser International in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tampa-based Stinger submitted a bid of about $450,000 less than Taser’s $1 million price tag, Gruder said.

In addition to taking the higher bid, DeKalb did not contact Stinger’s references – Fulton and Henry County Police -- nor review the free training offered, Gruder said.

The decision to go with Taser was made by a DeKalb officer whom is a certified Taser instructor and is paid by Taser International, according to Gruder. ...
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Procurement rules - ever heard of them?

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