Happy New Year.
We will have a major '2009 - A Year In Review' post sometime very early in the new year.
During 2009 we have made more than 800 posts.
In general and approximate terms, the 'Batting Average' for this blog (being absolutely and demonstrably correct) is running something close to .850 (roughly).
One mistake I made was that I had assumed that things would calm down a bit. In fact, the daily post rate is about 21% higher during 2009 as compared to 2008. Oops, my bad.
Another error I have made is underestimating how slow the legal system moves.
Taser International is squarely in the legal crosshairs, their nifty black turtleneck romper suits lit up like Christmas trees with the laser-sights of the plaintiffs' lawyers.
The very recent statement by the Maryland AG that Taser International has "SIGNIFICANTLY" understated the risks of taser use is not going to be missed by any lawyer worth their salt. And I suspect that Daubert motions have run their course. It'd be a massively ill-informed plaintiff's lawyer to fail to preempt such trickery next time.
The other trend that I enjoy observing is the growing trend of law enforcement folks expressing frustration and annoyance with the antics of Taser International. I suspect that there's gonna be a "Protest" notice found nailed to the front door of the Church of Taser one fine Arizona morning.
Yes, it has been a very interesting year for Taser International during 2009.
And 2010 is going to be even interestinger.
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