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.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Taser "misuse" as compared to Taser International's "Cardiac Safety" webpage

Amnesty International noted that 90% of the Taser deaths examined involved people who were unarmed and did not appear to present a serious threat to the officers. A large number of the fatalities involved misuse of the weapons, including multiple Taser shocks or exposing suspects to prolonged shocks. [LINK]

Taser International's own EE-playing-"Dr." Mark Kroll wrote what looked very much like a scientific paper. This was his infamous tasers-R-safe comparison of repeated taser hits to ping pong balls.

If one ping-pong ball hit to the head does not kill you, 1,000 probably cannot either.

Get this: Taser International prominently published this crap on their webpage under "Cardiac Safety". It has since been (apparently) pulled from their website, all evidence of it appears to have been purged.

This has "Failure to warn" written all over it.

Thickly layered in sticky hubris.

Taser International's silent pulling this "Cardiac Safety" webpage leaves an implication of guilt, as opposed to an explicit warning to accompany the change-of-heart.

Wow.

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