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.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Taser dangerously ineffective (twice)

Officer shoots man - Police: "Tasers didn’t stop him"

The suspect [UPDATE: Anthony Donald Chavez] was combative with the officers, refused to comply, and was tasered twice. He continued to resist actively, tried to gain possession of one of the officer’s guns. He was very aggressive toward the officers. One officer fired his gun during the altercation, he said. The 38 year old man is expected to survive his injuries. [LINK]

See also: Taser ineffective, Longmont cop shoots suspect [LINK]

Taser ineffective. Twice. Situation escalates. Officers' lives endangered. Man shot, but he is expected to survive.

A bit too much faith in the promises (safe, effective, reliable) made by the stun gun salesmen?

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