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, September 10, 2010

OPB: "Are Electric Stun Guns Always 'Non-Lethal' Weapons?"

Oregon Public Broadcasting [LINK]

[This blogger's response:]

The answer to the question, "Are tasers always 'non-lethal' weapons?" has already been provided by the British Columbia Braidwood Inquiry: No, they can and do cause or contribute to death, even with healthy adults. Taser International may pretend to deny the risk of death, but buried in the depths of the most-recent version of their ever-changing training package is a clear-cut acknowledgment that tasers can kill. Their admission is in direct contradiction to their previous false claims of safety. Which is why they've clamed-up recently.

The tragic thing is that most Taser Use Policies are still based on the previous false claims that tasers cannot, ever, kill. Taser International isn't exactly highlighting the discrepancies between what they previously claimed and what they now admit; their corporate liability is almost unimaginable.

By the way, with new policy arising from the Braidwood Inquiry, taser (over) use in BC is down about 90% or more, taser "associated" deaths have been reduced by an equal amount, and all the nightmares predicted (such as wholesale slaughter of citizens) have not happened.

Concerned citizens have investigated the corporate activities of the stun gun salesmen and reported the findings on blogs. All link to sources so you can fact check. Excited-Delirium and Truth Not Tasers.

Good luck.

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