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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Braccarius scores own-goal with list of organizations

A young and naive pro-taser commenter on CBC, the only pro-taser commenter as far as I can see, is getting spanked pretty good by the crowd.

Braccarius offered a list of what he assumed were reputable organizations that support "excited delirium" as an excuse for taser deaths:

  • Canadian Police Research Centre
  • Defense Research and Development Canada
  • National Institute of Justice
  • Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths

To anyone following the issue, some of these "organizations" are excellent examples. Because they clearly demonstrate what's actually been going on with Taser International and all their sleezy connections, both revealed and not yet revealed, to many such organizations.

CPRC had its chain yanked by its masters (see below). [LINK]

DRDC - they're probably okay (now). They're the ones that yanked CPRC back into line. [LINK]  I've not seen anything that reflects poorly on DRDC.

NIJ's report didn't actually state that tasers are safe. Their report actually raised a red flag about the risks of repeated taser hits. [LINK]

IPICD is, in my opinion, just a front for Taser International. See [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] and many, many more [LINK]. They're by far the worst of this list. Direct sleezy connections to Taser International and to those that promote "excited delirium". Whatever they were doing, they weren't very good at it...


All of these organizations have been mentioned on this blog before many times. Use the various blog search functions to look up more details.

It's an excellent list, but it doesn't prove what Braccarius thinks it proves.

His list indicates things that are much more interesting...

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