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, May 6, 2011

Report: "X26 Tasers have had a greater than 25 per cent failure rate"

It's simply amazing how often we are exactly correct...

We've noted before that there seemed to be a very high rate of reports that tasers were ineffective. Ineffective tasers puts the poor officer into a situation that has suddenly become violent, but his taser ain't working.

We figured the rate of ineffective tasers was significant, by the fork-tongue stungun salesmen denied it.

Now this:
Police figures show the X26 Tasers have had a greater than 25 per cent failure rate since they were reintroduced in 2010. [via TNT]

That's a very dangerous level of unreliability.

Search this blog for "ineffective" [LINK].

People have been KILLED because of ineffective tasers.

3 comments:

taserlies said...

I would like to find out more about this report of 25% failure rate. I have been noticing this for several years now but no one wants to listen.

I believe tasers (and the like) should be independently tested on a regular basis to make sure they are operating properly and that their electrical output is within medically accepted safety standards. Can you believe that police must test and certify traffic radar devices, breath alcohol devices, speedometers/odometers, even police K9s but there is NO requirement to test tasers?!

I have seen a huge problem with ineffective tasers leading to escalated force, in many cases lethal force and no one is talking about it!

taserlies said...

Where do I find more information regarding this 25% failure rate? I have been noticing this trend for a long time now, but no one wants to talk about it.

Can you believe that police are not required to even test a taser's electrical output to determine if it is operating properly within independently accepted, safe medical standards? Police are required to test many other, non-life-threatening equipment to assure they are operating properly (ie. traffic radar, breath alcohol test devices, vehicle speedometers/odometers, even police dogs must be regularly tested and re-certified)

I believe regular, independent, third party testing of these devices should be mandatory.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

As it states in this post, follow the link to search the blog for the word "ineffective".