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 31, 2009

Taser International sockpuppet "Wisewon" attempts to mislead public

Taser International sockpuppet, recently operating under the name "Wisewon" (sic), has been spreading misleading information about the record of the Ninth Circuit Court. The allegations are typical extreme rightwing, raving, foaming at the mouth, lunacy.

The claim is that this court is "the most overturned" court in the USA.

It's a lie. A bald face lie.

In fact, the 9th is middle of the pack in comparison to other courts. See [LINK].

Rightwing nut-jobs may not immediately understand the type of information presented at the above link.

They're called "facts".

UPDATE: Let me explain. The SCOTUS reviews appeals and elects to hear those that are more likely to require review. So quoting "15/16" is a childish mistake. The correct denominator is not 16, but should be the total volume of cases heard by the that court. The 9th is middle of the pack by that more-logical basis. It's all explained in some detail at the link above.

That "Wisewon" would make such a trivial error to propagate a lie is perfectly typical. Rightwing nut jobs are often heavy with bad info and fairly light on simple logic. It's a brain-stem issue, and not really their fault.

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