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.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Deputy's taser ineffective, suspect's rifle works just fine

More news of deputies bringing a taser to a gun fight.

"...The taser apparently didn't work, and [the suspect] grabbed a .22 calibre bolt action rifle and squeezed off a shot [hitting the deputy, Lt. Craig Ammons, in the arm]..." [LINK]

[We wish Lt. Ammons a speedy recovery.]

Now, do you think that the suspect would have reached for his rifle if he had been staring back at a police revolver?

Geesh, do you think maybe tasers have been oversold?

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