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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Allison Kilkenny on tasers

"Tasers are dangerous weapons that are capable of inflicting great bodily harm on their victims. ... An electronic control device that occasionally kills and permanently wounds people. ... These types of lawsuits are going to keep coming, and will probably increase now that the word has gotten out that tasers are lethal, barbaric weapons, which are more often used to suppress non-violent dissidents, mildly disagreeable citizens, and the mentally ill than as a safe way to subdue violent criminals." [LINK]

Ms. Kilkenny points to the taser trade-in program. But she doesn't mention anything about the new Taser X3 emitting about 40% less output (electrical charge) than the most-dangerous taser ever made - the X26.

And if the X26 Taser is "safe", then why wouldn't the newer X3 Taser emit the same or more electrical output?

Hey, I'm just asking...

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