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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Antonio Carmelo Galeano tasered, tasered, tasered, ...

Antonio Carmelo Galeano was tasered three seven twenty-eight times. And died. [LINK]

He reportedly did have amphetamines in his system, and obviously that day was the first time that ever happened [sarcasm]. See previous post 'Drug addicts - get past the image, use logic'[LINK].

Would multiple taser hits carry an increased risk of death? Taser International and their distributors should know about such things, right? They wouldn't just make it up as they go along, would they? See [LINK]

For the correct answer, see [LINK].

Facts:

Use of tasers carries a risk of death, even with healthy adults. [LINK]

Long duration or repeated tasers hits increase those risks. [LINK]

Those risks increase when the taser is used on the sorts of vulnerable people that it tends to be used on. [Common sense]

It shouldn't be such a great mystery when a vulnerable person is repeatedly tasered and dies.

The taser would leave no postmortem evidence.

The only real mystery is why we allow the stun gun salesmen to describe tasers as "safe", a la cigarettes 1960s.

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