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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Background on Taser International losing the San Francisco sale

Taser Death Not an Issue in San Francisco [LINK]

The Chronicle reported that one of Taser's own scientific advisers has attributed at least one fatal heart attack in an otherwise healthy person to the Taser. The company has since recommended that police avoid firing the Taser at a suspect's chest.
Zian Tseng, a researcher at UCSF ... cautioned against targeting the chest or firing multiple times and advised that heart defibrillators be made available to revive suspects.
Dr. Byron Lee, a UCSF cardiology professor... warned "That's where the risk happens, where you don't realize these are potentially lethal and they are used in a haphazard manner."

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