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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Taser QotW: "...significantly understate the risks..."

What a great year 2009 is turning out to be.

The Maryland AG's report into tasers has some conclusions that basically walk straight up to Taser International and slap them across the face.

This one is about as devasting a quotation as might be imagined, and with potentially huge liability consequences when brought into taser-death lawsuits.

"Training materials provided by the manufacturer of these devices ... tended to significantly understate the risks associated with [taser] use." [Executive Summary, page 2, paragraph 3, LINK]

Not just '...understate the risks...', but "...SIGNIFICANTLY understate the risks..."

Exactly as I've been telling you for the past two years.

1 comment:

Frank said...

It sounds like some changes are happening and they are little baby steps.

I think it was October when Taser International advised police to NOT aim at the chest saying that it could pose an extremely low risk of an "adverse cardiac event."

And now this...

I hope this eventually makes them liable for each and every death that their TASER GUNS have caused!

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STOP TASER GUNS