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, August 27, 2010

The UoM's "Excited Delirium Education, Research and Information Center"

I mourn the death of the scientific method.

At best, and being extremely generous, "Excited Delirium" is a hypothesis. It is a hypothesis that is widely UNACCEPTED. It is rightfully categorized as loonie pseudo-science probably incorrect because, as a purported cause of death, it is WAY too often associated with law enforcement and their use of tasers.

Nailing up a sign over the lab door, a sign that includes an implicit assumption that "excited delirium" is a correct and complete explanation for all the deaths is an abandonment of the scientific method.

The name of this "lab" is an admission that it's now a sort-of religion. Their motto should be "We Believe! And you won't change our minds."

Is it a branch office of The Church of Taser?

There have certainly been some very weird connections.

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