Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Taser QotW: Penny drops 90% of the way down in NJ

Opponents point out that stun guns can be dangerous, even fatal, if improperly used. If that is the reason for the attorney general's hesitancy to authorize broader use, maybe it's better to leave New Jersey's ban in place until lower-powered versions that can safely subdue a suspect with even less harm are developed. ... [LINK]

Consider the above in light of the following cold hard facts:

1) The X26 taser introduced in 2003 is the most dangerous taser ever made. This was even acknowledged by Taser International's own bought-and-paid-for minion.
2) The X26 taser is only slightly more effective (5% by their own numbers) than the previous model, the M26 "Advanced" (sic) taser introduced in 1999.
3) The monthly taser "associated" death toll ramped up from less than one per month to about seven per month starting in 2003, strangely coincident with the introduction of the X26.
4) The X26 taser waveform contains more dangerous low frequency spectral components that are also continuous 100% duty cycle. Taser International had previously claimed that the older M26 taser was "safe" because its output is high frequency and very, very low duty cycle.
5) The newest taser, the X3 just introduced, emits about 40% less electrical charge as compared to the X26.
6) Taser International, to the best of my ability to search, is keeping the X3 waveform shape under wraps.

These points just skim the surface. All these points have been explored in this blog.

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