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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Drive Stun mode - myths and lies

Glas told the jury in opening statements that the drive stun was more painful than the probe shock, but administered less electrical current to a body. [LINK]

The above statement appears to be utter Bull Sh_t.

As far as I know, the X26 taser emits the same electrical output via the probes and wires, or when pressed directly into the subject's flesh (Drive Stun or Touch Torture mode). In fact, the long wires can only add electrical loss, so the power must be higher in Drive Stun mode. This may be offset by the penetrating darts eliminating a voltage drop or two if they actually penetrate the skin.

But, the maximum possible power would be if the taser were pressed directly into the subject's flesh.

The so-called Drive Stun mode does not get a free pass on the risk of death. If there is a risk of death with tasers (as admitted), then the Drive Stun mode is included.

Anyone that testifies to the contrary may be 'stretching the truth.'

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