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 21, 2010

Wired.com Danger Room notes parallel messages

The article at Wired.com Danger Room [LINK] notes that Taser International and PoliceOne have similar interpretation on the recent 9th Circuit Court ruling on taser overuse.

"There’s a similarly robust view on PoliceOne..."

Posted by: ExcitedDeliriumBlog | 01/21/10 | 3:38 pm:

You shouldn’t be surprised that PoliceOne provides the same misinformation as Taser International. A while back, when I contacted the ‘Less Lethal’ columnist Greg Meyer to challenge him on a technical point, he ran off to check the details with his friends at Taser International. When I saw that I was very disappointed, but not really surprised. Also, his column is sponsored by Taser International. I consider his column to be little more than a corporate spokespuppet outlet, as you have now discovered for yourself.

Note that the exact column referenced in the Wired.com article was written by "PoliceOne Staff". But the "Less Lethal" column is still proudly sponsored by Taser International.

No comments: