Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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 7, 2010

The Peanut Gallery suggests that tasers ineffective due to PCP

...officers tried a Taser on the still-resistant suspect, police said. It, too, was “ineffective”...

The comment section associated with above news report includes many pundits proposing that PCP drug users are not susceptible to tasers.

The problem with this otherwise-reasonable suggestion is that it does not align with The Gospel according to The Church of Taser.

Their official worldview is that tasers work directly on the muscles and do not rely upon a pain response. According to their detailed explanations, a taser should (for example) still incapacitate even a freshly-dead corpse. That example is a perfectly fair restatement of their claims about how tasers work.

Thus a taser should be exactly as effective against someone whacked-out on PCPs as it is on anyone else.

So the PCP suggestion is wrong..,

Unless, of course, the Taser folks are full of sh_t...

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