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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Eddie Griffin: Another Nail in the Coffin of TASER

A very important post from Eddie Griffin. Read it here [LINK], or here [LINK].



...to be culpable in one, infers guilt in the other. ...

There is an axiom here: As the death count rises, the cost of using tasers will go up. ...

Although the manufacturer of the weapon, TASER International, has been sued over 100 times, it remains largely unscathed. They sell the instruments based upon its claim of non-lethality, and leave municipalities to pay the cost of wrongful deaths.

“Tasers are not only deadly”, Tatum declares. “They are torture.” ...

Officer Stephanie Phillips did not know... No one ever told her the weapon was
[potentially] lethal. ...

...we, as a nation, have been conditioned into accepting the Conducted Energy Devices (CEDs) as non-lethal and harmless. ...

The handwriting is on the wall: The days of tasers are coming to an end.

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