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.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Must be painful to be sitting on the fence like that...

Compare and contrast the following:

A: 25 March 2007: Taser - The TASER ECD Does Not Interfere with Breathing."

B: 28 June 2005: Taser International has further elaborated... Its training bulletin advises that "repeated, prolonged and continuous exposures to the Taser may cause strong muscle contractions that may impair breathing and respiration, particularly when the probes are placed [?!?] around the chest or diaphragm."

WHY DID THE BELOW (August 20007) FOLLOW THE ABOVE (28 June 2005)?

RCMP - "In August 2007, Royal Canadian Mounted Police changed its force's protocol on Taser use, from discouraging multiple Taser shocks to suggesting that multiple shocks may bring a subject in a state of excited delirium under control more quickly. ..."

Then in late-2007 we have a flurry of deaths associated with taserings.

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