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, August 17, 2010

Globe and Mail - On tasers, the evidence is in

Every provincial solicitor-general, police board and police chief in the country should know what Taser International did not want them to know: that the taser has fatal risks.
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Does anyone care to take the next logical step in this process...?
  1. Did Taser International know about the once-denied, now-accepted risk of death?
  2. Did Taser International continue to deny the risk of death even after they knew about it?
  3. Did the "experts" at Taser International actually believe that the "2mA average" is a relevant measurement technique? Seriously?
  4. Did the management at Taser International ever pay any attention to the death rate per deployment of the older M26 taser as compares to the 2003-era X26? How many paper shredders have they purchased over the past few years?
  5. Did the management of Taser International engage in deceptive marketing practices that left a false impression with key decision makers within the law enforcement hierarchy?

Hey, I'm just asking questions...

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