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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tasering diabetics - it'll continue unless someone puts a stop to it

La Grange, IL - ...David Lassi was having a diabetic seizure. His room mate called 911; and told La Grange Park and Brookfield Police that Lassi was having a diabetic seizure when they arrived. ... The officers shocked him with a taser X26 eleven times. "The fact that there were seven other officers in the room who witnessed 56 seconds of shock being inflicted on a man who was not responsive and foaming from the mouth, I can't even begin to understand it," said Lassi's attorney Rachel Steinback, from the law firm Loevy & Loevy. [LINK]

Tasering those in medical distress.

It's evil. Pure evil. We're talking Burn-in-Hell amounts of pure evil.

Sue the stupid scum.

And don't settle without a crystal-clear admission of wrong-doing. Otherwise it'll just keep happening over and over and over again to other folks.


bjohnson said...

The key to the apparent "legalized homocide" that seems to plague taser is in the flawed technology; low "frequency"(key) and high power equal lethality. If you look at the IEC479, a reference used by Taser which uses an X/Y axis graph to show the non-lethal and lethal thresholds of electicity through the constants of body current (mA) and duration (in seconds and at the skin surface - by the way, there is no measurement under the skin). Unfortunate for Taser, they reference the IEC479 on page 9 (along with the UL, although the UL does not measure these types of devices) in their Medical Safety Information but "forgot" to replicate the above graph and (instead) developed their own using body current and "pulse width" AND switched the X/Y axis! Whoops! If you track normal usage of the device (160 mA for 5 seconds, very conservative here when you consider current and past incidents) it falls well within the lethal range on the IEC479 graph; the Taser graph does not allow one to make that correlation - guess when you make up your own information (when your science and safety was not proven before going to market) - you can control the results? Lastly, one cannot discount the "Zipes" testimony in 2009 in the Butler vs. Taser case where he candidly points out Taser's false claims linked to safety. Where I come from this is fraud and now the result of many deaths...and continued liability to the public and those who chose the device as their weapon of choice and at the lowest levels on the force continuum!

bjohnson said...

Has anyone put together that high power + low frequency = lethal! When Taser referenced the IEC479 (as their/the standard for electrical thresholds "at the skin") within their Medical Safety Information (pg. 9) and then "switched" the X/Y axis and used "pulse width" instead of duration (both body current and duration are used within the IEC479) to create their own "special" graph - that should have been the first clue over a decade ago. The "Zipes" testimony of 2009 (in the Butler vs. Taser case) tells the rest of the infamous story linked to Taser mfd devices. Have you ever heard of a Taser device being measured post incident to gain the forensics? If we measure the "accuracy" of radar guns and breathalyzers, why don't we measure those devices that introduce electrical current "inside" the body...possibly money, greed and "gate-keepers" as the answers! This is fraud "ad-nauseum" and the recent case with Toyota pales in comparison...and guess most good attorney's just don't see the writing on the wall here - yet!

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Yes. As far as I'm aware, this blog was the first (not that it matters) to highlight that the X26 taser waveform has a seemingly-small DC pulse on the waveform (just after the arc phase), and to connect this to the failure by Taser International's in-house experts to understand that this creates (actually *is*) more-dangerous low frequency, and thus is continuous 100% duty cycle.

This topic has been discussed ENDLESSLY on this blog. Use the index linked from the right-hand column, and browse the early history of this blog going back to late-2007 .

Contact me by e-mail if you need pointers, or wish to discuss further.

Thanks very much.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

By the way, the monthly taser "associated" death rate seems to correlate to the X26 as well. That's also on this blog.