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, June 5, 2010

Fort Worth PD Chief seeks to remove the Kroll-hubris feature from taser

Taser International and their minion "Dr." Mark Kroll, an electrical engineer (not a medical doctor) that dabbles in medical matters, have repeatedly claimed that tasers can be used repeatedly without fear of serious medical consequences (such as, to choose one example, DEATH). Kroll's infamous "paper" (sic), that compared repeated taser hits to being hit with a ping pong ball, seems to have been yanked from the Taser International website. It was previously given prominent exposure under "Cardiac Safety" (sic).

Now the Chief of the Fort Worth police is explicitly suggesting that Taser International reprogram the taser so that a continuous trigger pull is limited to a ten seconds discharge cycle (instead of endless tasered-until-dead as it presently is designed). [LINK]

The liability issues swirling around Taser International are getting thick.

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