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, October 15, 2010

Obscured taser-cam figures reveal widespread taser overuse in NSW

In reference to NSW, Australia:
The 146 instances where cameras were obscured in the 18 months to September this year represented 13 per cent of all taser incidents during that period... [LINK] [via TNT]

Anyone else notice?

146 incidents of obscured taser-cams is 13% of all taser incidents? Do the math, ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE taser incidents in 18 months. The police are using tasers 750 times per year, in New South Wales alone !?!!!

So, just how numerically-illiterate would you have be to claim that "Taser deployments replace police gun fire, and therefore save lives" ?

Anyone that makes such an utterly false claim is either deeply ignorant of the basic facts, or is a bald-face liar.

People in positions of leadership have no excuse to be ill-informed.

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