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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Taser-associated deaths in Canada 1999-2009

The following is a year-by-year plot of all taser "associated" deaths in Canada from 1999 to 2009 (inclusive).

The data has been extracted from The Canadian List in the right hand column of the Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK].

Comparing this graph to the one in the immediately-previous post [Line of Duty deaths of Police Officers in Canada 1999-2009] it is clear that reining in the overuse, misuse and occasional abuse of tasers in Canada has not led to a wholesale slaughter of police officers in 2009 (see previous post [LINK]).



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