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.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Isobel Redmond's tortured logic on taser safety

An opposition leader in Australia, Isobel Redmond [LINK], is setting new standards for abuse of logic.

In her inexplicable bid to demonstrate that "tasers are safe", she has booked an appointment with her physician, had a complete medical check-up, and is now ready for her carefully stage-crafted, limited duration, zero repeat, probably clipped-on wires, taser hit into her back or lower torso.

She said, "It is definitely happening. I have had a check-up with my GP. I am fighting fit." [LINK]

Let me guess. The doctor paid particular attention to the idiot's heart. Probably took an EKG. Listened to the heartbeat for about a minute or more. Ms. Redmond is certainly taking every possible precaution to stay well away from the overlapping Bell Curves between her personal circumstances and the effects of the taser.

This stunt, which may actually be illegal if the laws in Australia are at all similar to the laws in Canada, provides ZERO evidence of taser safety.

In fact, the ultra-careful approach being taken by Isobel Redmond provides clear cut evidence that the claims of safety are a thin layer of cheap wall-paper plastered over the quietly acknowledged reality that tasers are dangerous weapons, and are perfectly capable of causing or contributing to death.

That someone can actually hold that opinion, as revealed by the medical check-up, while espousing other views, reveals a sad truth about some politicians.

1 comment:

Critical Mass said...

Speaking of "tortured logic", how does the recent Taser International "directive" to avoid the upper chest when aiming a taser stun gun, square with one of their "products", known as the "Taser Shockwave"?

http://gizmodo.com/276582/tasers-shockwave-cannon-array-like-many-little-bottles-of-lightning-bolts

I simply ask how this official product from Taser International can possibly "avoid the chest, the head or the eyes", when it is remotely fired/tripped into launching unguided, multiple taser barbs and shocks?

If the "avoid the chest, eyes and head" Directive from Taser International carries any weight, should they not immediately "RECALL" the Taser Shockwave System?