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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

TED.com - Peter Donnelly on the dangers of expert witnesses

BACKGROUND INFO

An interesting TED.com talk about how common errors with subtle statistics and simple logic can lead to so-called "expert" witnesses providing testimony that is completely and utterly incorrect. There are several very important lessons here.

TED.com video - Peter Donnelly on stats, 'experts', and fooled juries [TED.com].

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Professor Sir Samuel Roy Meadow, "expert witness" [WIKI]

Sally Clark, victim [WIKI]

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