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 9, 2008

What's the "Taser taser taser" death rate?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just the threat of a jolt stopped a man in his tracks. A Salt Lake City police officer couldn't catch up to a 32-year-old man until he yelled, "Taser, Taser, Taser." Police said the suspect suddenly threw himself on the ground and surrendered Wednesday. [LINK]


According to Taser's world-view, there should be exactly as much risk of death from having the police officer yell "Taser taser taser" at you, as there would be from a full-on, multiple X26 tasering across your chest.

Well, the man in the above story was lucky I guess. He survived the acoustical attack unscathed.

Perhaps it's a good thing that they don't yell "Taser taser taser taser taser taser taser taser TASER!" at suspects because then the verbiage-associated death rate might well skyrocket.


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