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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

'The List' at the Truth Not Tasers blog

As has been suspected, there are always going to be taser-associated deaths that were not reported or where the news reports were missed. Those cases were thus not included on The List. As time passes, other reports or even lists are found that provide additional cases where a subject was tasered_and_died.

The List [LINK] now has 631 entries.

I also have been maintaining a list. This is the list of subjects where the taser was drawn and the subject died just before the officer was able to make contact with the taser. These people fell over stone-cold dead at the mere sound of the "Taser! Taser! Taser!" warning call, or perhaps they fell over dead during the taser-display, or perhaps they fell over dead as the taser darts whistled past their suddenly-collapsing corpse.

So these are the "taser proximal" deaths where the usual ordering (first actual taser contact, then death) is sort-of reversed. Any cases where the taser was just about to be used, and the subject began to die just as the taser was about to be used, can be included. Feel free to send in any reports that I may have missed.

List of those that died just BEFORE taser deployment
-empty set-

Hmmm. Logically, if the argument that taser-associated deaths are mere coincidence were true, then there should be many hundreds...

So, where are they?

See [LINK] for more details about The Logical Argument That Slowly-But-Surely Killed Taser International's Dreams.

No comments: