Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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, January 28, 2010

Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia

So there's this article on the PoliceOne website...

"Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia" [LINK], written by Dr. Darrell L. Ross.

The entire article does not mention the word "taser" nor "ECW". Not once. But the article is about those pesky and mysterious sudden in-custody deaths.

Just past the article is the following offer:

"Interested in this product? Request information from TASER International"

Weird - very weird.

(To be perfectly clear, this cintelligent designism type of slip-up speaks more to the PoliceOne website and their relationship to Taser International, than is it necessarily a negative reflection on Dr. Ross.)

Below is a very small screen capture extract [FAIR USE / FAIR DEALING claimed], showing just the top and bottom (big snip trim shown by the black dots) to show the strange juxtaposition, and to preserve it for posteriority.

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