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, May 15, 2010

Ineffective tasers - once, twice, thrice, ...

...[Officer George] Pappas then shot Daniel Reed in the chest with his Taser but Reed "felt no effects"... Reed then pulled the Taser probes out and allegedly taunted Pappas with the knife. When a backup officer arrived, he also shot Reed with his Taser, but it still didn't seem to faze him. Both officers then shot Reed again with their Tasers and it was only after the fourth probe struck him that he fell... Still conscious, Reed then used his knife to cut himself free from all of the Taser wires... As he was getting up, Reed waved the knife and threatened to cut the cops' eyes out and walked to his apartment... [LINK]

What do taser cartridges cost? Are they about $30 each?

"Hey buddy, calm down. We'll give you a hundred bucks cash if you come along quietly."

Maybe it would work. Maybe it wouldn't. Exactly like the tasers.

But with less risk.

And maybe $20 cheaper.

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