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, June 18, 2010

Braidwood concludes that the taser "played a more prominent role" in death of Robert Dziekanski

Braidwood concludes that the taser played a more prominent role in the death of Robert Dziekanski than the other (physical) force.

The evidence does not allow me to conclude, with mathematical exactitude, how much the weapon and the physical altercation contributed to the hyperadrenergic state that led, ultimately, to Mr. Dziekanski’s death. Unquestionably, they both contributed substantially to that tragic result. However, I consider it to be a reasonable inference to be drawn from all the evidence that the multiple deployments of the conducted energy weapon [taser] played a more prominent role. [p. 337]

Braidwood also stated that if the RCMP had not been equipped with the taser [and encumbered with all the associated brainwashing] then they would have reverted to their other training and probably de-escalated the situation.

The stungun salesmen and their false claims are, in my opinion, partly responsible.

More to follow...

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