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, May 11, 2008

Taser-associated deaths in Canada by month

This graph is based on the CBC News interactive map [LINK] and the Deaths In Canada list at Truth ... not Tasers blog [LINK].

I have added a 3-month running total (black line), and a marker for the world-famous "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" incident which captured the public attention and did not permit the five taser-associated deaths in Canada over the next three months to slide past unnoticed.

You should right-click on this graph, and then Open in New Tab to view a larger version. For some reason, if you click on it directly, Google will mess up the proper functioning of your Back button (as fas as I know, it's their error).

As was mentioned in a previous post [LINK], isn't it interesting how the Canadian taser-associated death rate has plunged to ZERO at about the same time that the Canadian public became outraged?

And isn't it interesting how the US public, being generally distracted by other issues, are generally not outraged, and their taser-associated death rate is holding steady at about seven per month. [LINK]

What are the chances that these observations are coincidence?

Not very likely...

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