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.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Traceable back to Taser

The Province (May 20, 2008) - ...New Westminster police Staff-Sgt. Joe Spindor said later that most Taser training in B.C. is done by the manufacturer or by others like him who have been trained by Taser International. "They stated the taser is safe," said Spindor, explaining he was not told it could cause cardiac arrest. [LINK]

Well, that would make Taser extremely liable, wouldn't it? It's going to be like watching a very slow-motion train wreck for the next year or two. I still can't believe that Smith actually trotted out the 1-in-70 (1.4%) as if it was a good thing.

Spindor said police in B.C. do not yet collect or share data on Taser use or its consequences.

Do not worry sir, we've got 'your six' covered: [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [...and many more]

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