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, July 9, 2010

Google News juxtaposition of disingenuous claim with yet another taser death

Taser maker denies weapon poses risk for the heart
CTV.ca
VANCOUVER — Taser International says a training document that appears to suggest its weapons pose a risk to the heart has been taken out of context. ...

Sandy woman shot with Taser dies
Sandy Post
By Jim Hart - An 87-year-old woman was shot with a taser at her home by a Clackamas County deputy sheriff mid-afternoon Thursday, July 8. ...

The woman immediately became unconscious and unresponsive and died at the scene.

Taser International would ask us to ignore the close temporal alignment of the taser deployment and the IMMEDIATE consequences.

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