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.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stun guns in criminal's hands...

(Edmonton Sun) Calgary - Police are looking for two men who launched an unprovoked attack on a homeless man, hitting him across the head and repeatedly jolting him with a stun gun before swiping his cellphone and bike. Const. Gord Denison said ..."This is fairly unusual in Calgary. But they're a weapon and no different than a knife or any other weapon..." [LINK]

Well no different except for one thing: Officially (still?), they are 'incapable' (sic) of killing. Keep that in mind in the event that one day an officer is killed in the line of duty by multiple stun gun hits directly to the chest.

See 'Gedanken' [LINK] and 'Non-armed robbery' [LINK] (*).

Perhaps a more reasonable approach to the official level of safety would be in order so that future murder charges against cop-killers are not short-circuited by previous claims of cardiac safety.

And the police should add a conductive layer of tin-foil or aluminum screen [LINK] to their standard issue bullet-proof vests to protect themselves from death at the hands of criminals (non-)armed (*) with 'perfectly-safe' non- or less-lethal murderous weapons.

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