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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

33-year-old Joe Spruill Jr. - tasered-and-died

"...Deputy ... used his department issued Taser to subdue him. One barb hit Spruill in the neck and the other in the lower back. Deputies then called for EMS - which is standard when a Taser is used. While they waited, they noticed Spruill was unresponsive. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. ..." [LINK]

Tasered_and_died.

Another example of the taser's "Curious Temporal Asymmetry" (Google it).

Neck to lower back. It's worth noting that one recent study found that tasers actually disrupt the central nervous system. Not simply the peripheral nervous system as some of Taser International's so-called experts seem to think.

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