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 29, 2009

Set your phasers on 'ineffective'

Taser Doesn't Phase Dog on Attack - Police eventually had to shoot the 120-pound Rottweiler/Pit Bull [LINK]

The only reason I mention this sort of incident is that Taser International continues to promote their stun gun weapons as generally "Safe and Effective". Well obviously they're not always effective. There are plenty of news items where the taser is not effective.

And if they're wrong on that half of the double-barreled claim, then maybe the bit about "safe" is equally invalid.

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