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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Propaganda versus technical details

The following image is classic Taser propaganda. Smith might as well be holding a couple of wee little harmless shotgun shells. His basic point is 'Ah, these little batteries wouldn't hurt a flea...' which is simply not true.

The technical facts about those batteries are given in a previous post. [LINK]

Here are the highlights:

The '123' cells are extremely powerful. The older M26 taser could accept normal AA cells, I assume that the newer X26 needed much 'MORE POWER' to achieve the Taser-specified tiny 5% increase in their so-called Muscular Disruption Units (they actually made up that phony pseudo-scientific term - just made it up).

The current consumption of the X26 taser is so high that it is literally off-the-chart for the specification sheet for those batteries. But by Taser's specifications, those batteries would be totally drained flat in just 16 minutes.

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