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.

Friday, May 30, 2008

"...vulnerable period of the heart cycle..."

Dr. Andrew McCallum: "The only inference I would draw from that is that prolonged application is going to make it more likely that you'll have a discharge during that vulnerable period of the heart cycle..." [LINK]

The older 1999-era M26 taser emits 15 to 20 pulses per second for 5-seconds. A heart beats about once or twice per second. So, with the M26 taser, there are about one hundred opportunities for one of those many pulses to land in the wrong spot during those five or ten heart cycles (if that's your theory).

But with the newer 2003-era X26, the waveform is different. The primary frequency component of the X26 taser at 19Hz (and harmonics) is continuous 100% duty cycle for the entire duration of each 5-second deployment cycle. There's no question that the X26 waveform is present for the entire 5-second deployment cycle.

Still don't get it?

Read this post very carefully: [LINK]

Don't feel bad, even the Brain Trust at Taser don't seem to get this point.

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